Category Archives: Building Surveying

BCAR ‘opt out’ – The Consequences

With just over four months elapsed since the second amendment to the Building Control Regulations, which allows an option to ‘‘opt out’’ of the need to appoint an Assigned Certifier (AC), reports from the Local Authority Building Control, states that there was a sharp fall in the submission of Commencement Notices before 1st September introduction,…
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Does my neighbour need planning permission?

Here's Noel Larkin's  answer to a readers question Published in Irish Times, Property Clinic Section, Dated 29th October 2015 Q My next-door neighbour is erecting a stand-alone structure ie, it is not attached to the side or rear of his house – of about 32.5sq m (350sq ft) and an external wall height of about 3.025m (10…
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