Continuing Collapse in Commencement Notices: Building Register – 5th August 2014

by Bregs Blog admin team

In case you missed it here’s an update on the latest figures from the BCMS on the continued fall in commencement notices

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Coastal erosion

The worrying trend in stalled building starts since the introduction of new Building Regulations earlier this year appears to be continuing. The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) published the latest edition of the Building Register on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 09.49 a.m. The Building Register records all of the validated Commencement Notices or ‘building starts’ received by the 34 Building Control Authorities throughout Ireland on the Building Control Management System (BCMS).

The Building Register now records a figure of 1645 as the total number of validated Commencement Notices received over the past five months (22 weeks) since the introduction of the BCMS on 1st March 2014. This figure equates with an average of approximately 75 Commencement Notices per week or a projection of 3900 for a year. This would represent approximately 50% of the 7,456 Commencement Notices submitted in 2013.

While the rush to submit Commencement Notices…

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