Online Planning Advice – €50 per question

There has been such a response to THIS POST on the Statute of Limitations and Planning Enforcement that I can no longer provide the response to specific questions free of charge. So, if you have a question on any of Read More …

Cost comparison of UK vs Ireland Building Control (YT name checked on @BRegsBlog )

How much does Building Control cost in the UK (Northern Ireland) for apartments? The UK system of Local Authority inspections is an evolved version of the one we used to have in Ireland before self-certification was introduced in 1992… TO Read More …

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 …

2 Tier Building Control system implemented in Ireland from Sept 1st

After a lot of wondering what it was going to look like, S.I.9 has been updated via S.I. 365 so that one-off houses/extensions are exempt from the key aspects of S.I.9. This in one swoop has created effectively a two-tier Read More …

Building Regulations set to change (again) Sept 1st – what exactly is it that I want? @BRegsBlog

A short recap: S.I. No.9 of 2014 came into play March 2014 where projects (falling under and subject to the Building Regulations, type & exemptions) require: • Design Certifier • Assigned Certifier With less than a week to go; there Read More …

Sunday Business Post article on Building Regs by Karl Deeter

Saw this interesting article on current Building Regulations in Sunday Business Post by Karl Deeter. Raises interesting point whether the new regulations have improved build quality or simply made it easier to pinpoint who to sue.

Does Passivhaus meet the Building Regulations? @phplusmag @BRegsBlog mentioned

I contributed THIS OPINION PIECE to the BregsForum last year concerning Part L compliance of the Building Regulations. In it I said: “The only way numerically (currently) to assess conformance with Part L of the Building Regulations is via the Read More …

5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland

This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while and concerns the raw, unbearable truisms of designing and building in Ireland. Not pleasant reading but unfortunately (in my experience), all true: 5 unbearable truths of building in Ireland Read More …

Selfbuilding, SI9 #SundayBusinessPost @BregsBlog mentioned #RIAICouncilElection

This Sunday Business Post (December 14 2014) included the announcement that the Government is set to change the rules for self builders regarding S.I. No.9: The crux of the piece was covered in THIS BREGS POST where key points in Read More …

I wrote this post in 2011, it’s now updated for 2014 #SI9 and updated again for 2016

I wrote this post in 2011, it’s now updated for 2014 & S.I. No.9… What exactly is the difference between planning drawings and construction drawings suitable for Building Regulation compliance and submission with BCMS Planning Drawings The following are the Read More …