Who will certify under BC(A)R SI.9?

by Bregs Blog admin team


Here is a link to the recently launched Homebond register for certifiers and builders for the upcoming Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) on 1st March. For Dublin there are 22 practices listed at the moment. In some of the offices listed, individuals spoken to had not realised that their practices had been listed, and said that they would not be willing to accept separate appointments as certifiers. Some were unsure they would be undertaking certifier roles. It would be interesting to see how many practices listed would be willing to undertake the roles of certifiers not only on their own projects, but on others as a separate appointment?

With Engineer’s appearing only to recommend appointment as ancillary certifiers (and not design certifiers) and architects at a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) CPD event recently expressing only limited interest in operating the roles (less than 7% only and primarily on their own projects according to attendees), it would suggest the pool of certifiers willing to certify under SI.9 for other projects would be quite limited. We believe the numbers of building surveyors is quite limited (less than 200 members).

Recently the RIAI repeated its request to the government formally to defer SI.9 as the industry is not ready. Will there be enough certifiers to go around? Surely the only course of action now is deferral?

Taken off Homebond.ie site:

“Thank you for visiting HomeBondRegister.ie. HomeBondRegister.ie allows you search for: Registered Builders / Developers, Assigned Certifiers, and Construction Product Information.”



link to RIAI letter requesting deferral: