Opt-in or out? of Building Control – The pro's & cons cc @BRegsBlog

Following on from THIS POST on the ‘Opting-out’ change to S.I.9 of Building Control, here’s a post outlining my personal opinion on the pro’s and cons of whether you should ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’. An explanatory Information Note by the Dept Read More …

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This is my short summary (to a client) on S.I.No.9 of 2014

This is my very short summary of the Building Regulation changes in S.I. No.9 of 2014, am I missing anything big? • Anyone can design and submit planning applications • The new Building Regulations for residential clients apply to new Read More …

Revoke S.I. No9 NOW! @bregsforum

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 Read More …

The days of a single 'engineer' should be over, but they're not…

Following on from the last post concerning How many more times am I going to have to explain the difference between Planning and Building Regulation drawings; this post digs a little deeper into why this situation has arisen: • It’s Read More …

Advice note on S.I. No.9 of 2014 for Clients, Builders, Suppliers & Certifiers

With just over a week to go before SI. No.9 of 2014 kicks in (March 1st); below is an ‘Advice Note’ I am giving to clients, builders, suppliers & ancillary certifiers to ease the transition. I’ve also included this sheet Read More …

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (now S.I. No. 9); signed into law 15 January 2014

So it looks like it’s definitely happening. Still on for March 1st this year. Here’s a summary of the new regulations and certificates: 1. The Building Commencement Notice Very similar to what we already have; main difference is that it Read More …

Calling all Irish Chartered Structural Engineers – unhappy with SI80? @bregsforum Please Retweet

What we’re seeing with ordinary members of the RIAI is remarkable; a ground swell of support on a common, specific purpose, completely separate from the Institute: Today 500+ architects have today written to Minister Phil Hogan asking him to defer Read More …

Why you should vote for me for RIAI Council;compendium of posts @bregsforum

Below are quick links that take you to each post on Building Regulations Reform which also give a background on why (if you’re an RIAI member) you should vote for me in the current RIAI Council Election. Also if you’re Read More …

So which Building Regulations system would you kill for? @bregsforum

As a continuation to A UK trained architect’s experience of Irish Building Control this post takes the argument a bit further and asks you which system you would prefer… I can understand how the “To die for” quotes on proposed Read More …

Self Builders and the Building Regulations amendments – what can you do? @bregsforum @targetzerogroup @passiveacademy mentioned

I’ve written about this a lot already and below is the post from the BRegsForum which details the current situation regarding self-builders and the SI80 Building Regulations Amendments: http://bregsforum.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/self-builders-to-be-phased-out-under-s-i-80-bregs/ This post therefore concentrates on what you can do if the Read More …