07 Aug 2015
IFA WELCOMES CHANGES TO BUILDING CONTROL REGULATIONS FOR SINGLE DWELLINGSEnvironment & Rural Affairs
IFA Deputy President and Countryside Chairman Tim O’Leary has welcomed the decision by Ministers Alan Kelly, T.D. and Paudie Coffey T.D. to remove excessive compliance requirements for the construction of new single dwellings and for domestic extensions.
Tim O’Leary said, “The decision to remove the requirement for statutory certificates of compliance for new single dwellings and domestic extensions in the Building Control Regulations takes away disproportionate obligations that have made self-building extremely difficult and costly.”
He added, “IFA members have reported excessive quotes for design and completion certificates that have resulted in decisions to abandon plans to build new family homes or to build extensions to existing dwellings.
“The removal of the statutory certification requirement recognises the reality that people who spend time and money building a family home will only use materials of the highest standards.”