Rather than the Government boosting construction activity, the Building Regulations Amendments that came into force on March 1st this year (S.I. No.9 of 2014) have had the exact opposite effect.
This PIECE IN THE IRISH TIMES gives probably the best reasons yet why S.I. No.9 of 2014 should be revoked NOW!
• 74 per cent drop in recorded building activity since March 1st
• Local Authorities not prepared for new system
• Reluctance of professionals taking on roles where “they were not responsible for the preparation of the pre-construction designs, drawings and documentation”
• Self-building outlawed