New Building Control Regulations take effect

3 March 2014

These Regulations, which aim to improve the standards of construction and compliance of buildings, impose onerous obligations on building owners, builders and designers. The Regulations contain substantive changes to the law regulating building compliance, most notably by the introduction of an ‘Assigned Certifier’.

The Regulations are underpinned by the ‘Code of Practice for Inspecting and Certifying Buildings and Works’ which has been published by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. The Code of Practice aims to provide practical guidance on the relevant statutory provisions for those persons undertaking the role of Assigned Certifier.

There will be more to follow on this topic in our March E-zine.

For further information on this topic please contact Margaret Austin, Partner, Property & Construction, E maustin@efc.ie

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