Radio: PYRITE- Pass the Parcel

by Bregs Blog admin team


Listen back to LMFM radio discussion on who will be liable for the costs of the demolition and rebuilding of 6 (or possibly up to 25 new homes) in Moneymore Estate, Drogheda, Co. Louth. So who will pay?

John Graby, Director of the representative body for architects (RIAI), suggests that a defects insurance needs to be in place along with independent inspections by Building Control Authorities.

Listen to LMFM Michael Reade Show, 9th June- click here (general link you will need to find show)

  • RIAI Director John Graby @ 2:00 mins
  • Councillor Imelda Munster @ 7:30 mins

Louth County Council Councillor Imelda Munster (SF) says that the contractor or their insurers will be liable.  Tom Parlon, CIF (link here) say it’s the supplier. The last time that there was a problem in Co. Louth it was Homebond who picked up the tab…until they withdrew cover. At the end of the day, systems failure always seems to cost the taxpayer.

To date €20 million of state funding has been promised for pyrite problems before 2007. (Click link here)

In the words of Councillor Imelda Munster: “Will it be another 12 months or more delay  of insurance companies and wrangling before this is sorted out?”

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