Online Petition: Self Build in Ireland- BC(A)R SI.9
by Bregs Blog admin team
A group of self-builders have launched an on-line petition this week to progress their objection against Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). Given the recent part-deferral of the regulations SI. 105 published on 7th March 2014 they feel that the regulations now are particularly discriminatory towards the rights of ordinary citizens to build their own homes. The representative body for self-builders (IAOSB) welcome increased participation of professionals in self-builds but object to the requirement to use an established main contractor. They estimate 17% of all house starts will be abandoned due to the excessive costs of employing established main contractors under SI.9 every year. They have escalated their objections to the european ombudsman against CIRI, the register of contractors which is privately owned and operated by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and is recognised by government.
There is also unrest amongst established builders due to the cost of the CIF register…
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