Date added: 01-12-2013
The recent building control legislation was introduced following high profile cases in Ireland dealing with building control issues ranging from defective materials, such as pyrite damage, to certification problems, together with complications such as contractor insolvency issues. These cases have highlighted the need for a more robust building control regime in Ireland.
It is intended by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government that this new legislation will be an important element in the pursuit of an improved culture of building control. There are various aspects which will have a direct impact on professionals, such as engineers, architects and relevant members of the professional design team, together with owners, builders and building control authorities.
Current secondary legislation governing building control in the public and private sector in Ireland has been in force since 1998 and applies to new buildings, extensions, material alterations and changes of use of buildings in commercial and residential property
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”) are to be read in conjunction with existing legislation, and will come into effect from March 1 2014 bringing significant changes to the building control regime in Ireland.
The Regulations provides for:
The Architects pick of open houses
Date added: 03-10-2016
In a market where houses for trader-uppers and downsizers are in short supply,
where savings on deposit are earning little or no interest,and Mortgagees are difficult to purchase from banks,many homeowners in search of a little more elbow room are choosing to stay put and invest in renovating instead.
Date added: 07-09-2016
Dublin Apartment Complex Defects
Date added: 22-08-2016
Visit from Minister Pat Breen
Date added: 04-08-2016
Great to See a Review by Mark Stephens about our Cloud Based Software Administration Software System Designed to Eliminate time and Costs with all your Building Regulation Compliance Requirements.
Date added: 02-06-2016