Newstalk: 3rd March 2014- BC(A)R SI.9 “is not a consumer protection measure”
by Bregs Blog admin team
BC(A)R SI.9 is discussed on Newstalk Moncrief Show (Part 1) 22:36 to 29:00
Frank McDonald discusses Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014) on this Newstalk programme on Monday 3rd March 2014. He notes that the government and department have introduced SI.9 to avoid any role in inspections of buildings and to avoid responsibility in the building process. The new building control regulation SI.9 has been widely criticised. He states the consumer has not been well served by this new regulation. It still remains a system of self-certification, and he sugests there is no reason why a system of independent local authority inspections could not be rolled-out similar to most other european countries. SI.9 will impose more costs, more bureaucracy and additional costs. “SI. 9 is not a consumer protection measure and its a huge failing”.