NEW BUILDING RULES SET TO IMPACT ON MONAGHAN DEVELOPMENTS

15 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Professionals in the construction sector in Co Monaghan, and those contemplating embarking on housing and other developments from March of next year onwards, were advised at the November meeting of Monaghan Co Council to acquaint themselves with the new Building Control Amendment Regulations.

The Council received a briefing on the new procedures from Fire Officer Dermot Brannigan, and some members expressed concern about the possible impact of the changes on future housing and other development projects in the county.

South Monaghan councillor P J O’Hanlon called for “a common sense approach” to be adopted to the new rules, particularly where they impacted on the small business sector.

Under the new regulations, assigned certifiers, who can be registered architects, engineers or building surveyors, will inspect building works at key stages during construction.

The assigned certifiers and the builders will both certify that a finished building complies with the requirements of the building regulations.

Compliance drawings and documentation will be submitted to the local …

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