RTè Radio: PYRITE- Six houses to be demolished

by Bregs Blog admin team


RTè Radio 1: Six houses in one estate to be demolished because of pyrite

Tony Gilmore, founding member and director of the North and East Housing Association, discusses the detection of pyrite in a new housing scheme in Drogheda. In the programme he discusses the issues affecting 6 part-completed houses that require to be demolished and rebuilt due to the presence of pyrite in blockwork used.

Listen to “Morning Ireland” Monday 9 June on RTè Radio 1- click here

The interviewer asks if pyrite can be tested for in advance of commencement, and who will foot the bill for the demolition and rebuild costs of the 6 part-completed houses affected. Mr Gilmore confirms negotiations are ongoing with insurers and members of project team regarding costs in the matter.

He notes there are 19 other completed houses in the estate and it has not been established yet whether any remedial or demolition work will be required in any of these.

It is not clear at the moment how these recent cases of pyrite will be dealt with by insurers. How this case will affect consumer rights or liability issues associated with certification under the new with under the new building regulations also remain unclear.

Other posts of interest:

RTÉ Radio: Pyrite Alert – click link here

7 posts all architects (surveyors + engineers) should read – click link here

RIAI PRACTICE ALERT: Pyrite in blocks – click link here

Practical Post 16: Pyrite and certification? – click link here

The regulations ignore key recommendations of the Pyrite Panel – click linkhere

Assigned Certifiers facing jail? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Clear and auditable trail: consumer protection? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Legal perspective: consumer benefit? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here