Full Building Control Management
All of our houses carry the below services where applicable at no extra cost.
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 are applicable to all new domestic projects over 40m2 commencing after March 1st 2014.
We are registered as a builder to complete works under these new regulations. It is the ‘Building Owners’ responsibility to ensure that their new house is built to those standards by appointing qualified professionals to undertake such works on their behalf.
The ‘Building Owner’ must appoint a ‘Registered Professional’ (Registered Architect, Chartered Engineer or Registered Building Surveyor) as the ‘Designer Certifier’ to design and certify compliance with the ‘Building Regulations’. The ‘Building Owner’ is also required to appoint an ‘Assigned Certifier’ to sign off on all works on site (this person can be the same person as the ‘Design Certifier’). Finally, the ‘Building Owner’ is required to assign a nominated person as the ‘Builder’ and they must satisfy themselves of the nominated contractor’s competence and experience to complete the works in question. You should discuss further with your architect/engineer or contact our offices for further details.
Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) & Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS)
New 2013 Construction Regulations
The Safety, Health and Welfare at work (Construction) Regulations 2013 came into effect on the 1st of August 2013. The Health and Safety Authority has produced two short guidance documents to assist duty holders in understanding and complying with the new regulations. For further information see: www.hsa.ie
The Regulations cover paid occupational work only and do not apply to DIY
We can take either or both roles of PSDP & PSCS during the design and construction of your new home.
Guide for Homeowners
The introduction of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 places responsibilities on homeowners, called Clients in the Regulations, who are having construction work carried out on their home.The aim of this guide is to provide practical information for homeowners as to what they need to know and do.
Guide for Contractors and Project Supervisors
This guidance is aimed at contractors who undertake construction work on private domestic dwellings.Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, a Client is a person for whom a construction project is carried out. This now includes a person having construction work carried out on their own home.
Other changes to the Construction Regulations
- Change to the definition of Construction from previously including “engineering work” to now including “engineering construction work”
- Clients on domestic dwelling projects do not have to supply Health and Safety Plan for tendering
- Criteria requiring appointments of Project Supervisors amended to remove certain smaller works from requiring Project Supervisors
- In the case of clients for domestic type projects there are duties on Project Supervisors, designers and contractors to demonstrate to the clients that they are competent to do the work
- In the case of clients for domestic type projects there are duties on designers and contractors to inform the client of their duties
- Reduction of administration burden in areas of record keeping and provision of relevant sections of contractors Safety Statement.