Radio Clip- O’Cofaigh: self building, self-regulation & the consumer

by Bregs Blog admin team

In case you missed this from earlier in the week it’s worth a listen!

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Continued confusion concerning the new building regulations and concern for self-building and was discussed on Ocean Fm, Ireland’s fastest growing radio station, on Wednesday 16th April.

Listen to clip North West Today, Wed, 16th April by OceanFM- click here

The building control segment starts on 41.46.

In this segment, mother of five and self-builder Amanda Gallagher reiterates her concerns regarding the halting of self-building projects due to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014). She, and her family, planned to build their own house on her husband’s family farm. However due to the increased costs of employing a CIF registered contractor along with additional professional costs as a result of the new regulations, the cost of her planned house has spiralled beyond their reach- It will no longer be possible. She notes due to contradictory statements made by Minister Hogan and the Department, self-builders like herself and her family, have stalled commencement until…

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