Practical Post 9: Fees & numbers of inspections? BC(A)R SI.9

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Although my practice is south of the border, much of my work over the years has been in Northern Ireland and I am very familiar with the Building  Control system there. I thought that this inspection system could be the basis of my new services as Assigned Certifier.

I recently made a fee proposal for a client who intends to build a large house in rural  Ireland next year. On the basis of the Northern Ireland Building Control inspection regime, I proposed nine ‘building control’ inspections and I structured my fees accordingly. This seems reasonable to me but my client has queried it because the Department of the Environment suggested a rate of €1000-3,000.

In negotiating with my client, I pointed out that the RIAI suggests twenty six inspections (not nine) for a house that will be on site for a year. My client thinks that these site inspections are in the standard architects services and that I am trying to charge on the double for my work.

We are at an impasse and I am concerned now that if I don’t agree to some nominal additional fee for Assigned Certifier I will lose the job.  Has there been any professional guidance (good practice guidance) on the recommended number of inspections required for residential projects?

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Other Posts in this series:

Practical Post 1: BC(A)R SI.9 Extensions & Refurbishments– click link here

Practical Post 2: completion- FAO Vintners & Retailers– click link here

Practical posts 3: Change of Use – FDI and offices – Click link here

Practical post 4: What if the builder goes bust?– Click link here

Practical Post 5: Small retail extension- problem with certifier – Click link here

Practical Post 6: no one wants to do certifier roles! – Click link here

Practical Post 7: Existing Shopping Centres – Click link here

Practical Post 8: Employees won’t certify: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 10: No retrospective compliance: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 11: Phasing and BC(A)R SI.9? – Click link here

Practical Post 10: No retrospective compliance: BC(A)R SI.9 – Click link here

Practical Post 11: Phasing and BC(A)R SI.9? – Click link here

Practical Post 12: “architects only” club?–  Click link here

Practical Post 13: Duties & conflicts- BC(A)R SI.9 –  Click link here

Practical Post 14: Supervision vs Inspection –  Click link here

Practical post 15: Code of conduct issues –  Click link here

Practical Post 16: Pyrite and certification? – Click link here

Practical Post 17: Off-License fit-out –  Click link here

Practical Post 18- material alterations: Creche  – Click link here

Practical Post 19: Phased completion & BC(A)R SI.9 –  Click link here

Practical post 20: Are builders off the hook with BCAR? – click link here

NOTE: This series of posts is not meant to undermine or be in opposition to any professional advice from registered representative bodies: rather it is to offer additional technical aids to those that find themselves in the unenviable position of having to deal with SI.9 in it’s current form at present. As with all information posted on the Blog we urge all practitioners to check with their respective professional bodies before assuming any roles or duties under Building Control (Amendment) regulation (SI.9 of 2014). We hope to post a number of these practical posts and list in one area, so home owners, SME’s and professionals can drop in and click on a particular topic to get summary information that may be useful to them while working within these new and difficult regulations. 

 

 

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