Tag: building regulations

  • BCMS (Building Control Management System) Essentials-what you need to know

    The BCMS (Building Control Management System) was brought about by the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. no. 9/2014). The purpose of these regulations is to strengthen the previous regime for the control of building activity. It does this by providing statutory certificate of design and construction, lodgement of compliance documentation with the local authority/building […]

  • The problem with attic conversions when buying a second-hand house

    Attic conversions in Irish houses, especially in dormer bungalows, are commonplace up and down the country. Let’s face it: a dormer roof can be quite a large space and comes, I believe, from the French word for ‘to sleep’ (dormir). It may be a sensible use of resources and space to convert the attic to […]

  • Planning problems and solutions-an effective 3 step approach

    Are you thinking about buying or selling a property in the near future? You need to be aware of something that might delay or frustrate your well made plans: planning. When you are buying or selling a property one aspect of the transaction which is of critical importance is the situation regarding compliance with planning […]

  • The Minimalist Guide to Planning Issues When Buying or Selling a House

    The first significant planning law in Ireland was the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963. The next major piece of legislation dealing with development and planning was the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 2000 which consolidated Irish planning law by incorporating 9 planning and development acts passed since 1963. The Local Government (Planning […]