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Online Petition: Self Build in Ireland- BC(A)R SI.9 - A group of self-builders have launched an on-line petition this week to progress their objection against Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Given the recent part-deferral of the regulations SI. 105 published on 7th March 2014 they feel that the regulations now are particularly discriminatory towards the rights of ordinary citizens to build their own […]  March 12, 2014

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The Irish Times, Letters: BC(A)R SI.9 - The Irish Times, Letters: Building regulations, Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/debate/letters/building-regulations-1.1716853#.Uxsbmfwu01A.twitter Extract: ___________ Building regulations Sir, – Michael Finan (March 7th) writes of the recently published revised regulations which have come about as a result of the Priory Hall fiasco, in which a firewall, which, by law, should have been capable of withstanding fire for a certain amount of time in order […]  March 11, 2014

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Building Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation SI. 105 - Here we have the first post-March 1st revision to Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Link to SI. 105 (part-deferral) : S.I. No. 105 of 2014 Less than one week after the implementation date of 1st March we have a deferral for particular buildings types. It would appear there will be an application process and […]  March 10, 2014

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Part Deferral of BC(A)R SI.9 - This would appear to be a new Statutory Instrument (S.I. No. 105 of 2014) that allows part- deferral of some building types that qualify under Building Control Amendment Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Is this the first in a series of part-deferrals? When is this due to be published? We wonder why this seems to have […]  March 10, 2014

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Government statement: BC(A)R SI.9 “the end of self-certification”? - In the recent government publication "Programme for Government: Annual Report 2014" the recent Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9) was mentioned on page 50. Quote in italics- (text in bold for emphasis by Breg Blog Admin): Housing Legislate for […]  March 10, 2014

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The Engineers Journal- CIF’s new register of builders - In the following article the director of housing in the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Hubert Fitzpatrick discusses the requirements for CIRI, the privately owned and operated voluntary register of contractors. CIRI is the only government recognised register in Ireland and has been subject to widespread criticism from consumer groups such as the self-builders representative organisation […]  March 9, 2014

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RTÉ Radio, Today with Sean O’Rourke: Priory Hall -  Tuesday 25th February 2014 radio piece on Priory Hall. This project, along with the pyrite scandal, are the two issues often quoted by Minister Hogan as the motivation behind Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Link to RTE Today with Sean O'Rourke  http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.  html#!rii=9:20532760:15036:25-02-2014: Incredibly after the evacuation of his projects the developer is convinced he […]  March 8, 2014

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Irish Times: BC(A)R SI.9 to add costs but also peace of mind? - Letter to the Editor printed in Irish Times on Friday 7th March 2014: http://www.irishtimes.com/debate/letters/building-regulations-1.1715355 Extract: Sir, – The new building regulations require builders and “assigned certifiers” to sign-off to local authorities for new building works. Private contracts for new homes, extensions and other buildings are private. They are arranged between the clients and their chosen […]  March 8, 2014

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