6 May 2016 – BRegs Weeekly 15- Edition 64
Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 64 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
Dismal completion figures for Local Authority social housing were in the headlines this week. Just 75 Local Authority houses were completed in 2015, the lowest level since records began in 1970. Conflicting estimates by stakeholders regarding house costs and the cost of Building Control also were explored in articles and posts this week. in an email to architectural practices the RIAI confirmed that the Assigned Certifier role requires an additional 85 hours (almost €8,000) for a modest residential project. The escalating housing and homeless crisis is seen to figure prominently in submissions to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness.
This week defects emerged in a Louth apartment development built in 2005 “Ath Leathan” where residents could face eviction unless fire safety works are carried out.
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