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What are the regulatory considerations in building construction?


The following regulatory information should be considered for all construction:

Construction Law

Contract Law Legislation

Sale of Goods and Services Acts

Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015

Housing Acts 1966-2015

Arbitration Acts 1954-1980

Pyrite Resolution Act 2013

Derelict Sites Act 1990

Dangerous Structures Act 1964

Roads and Traffic Legislation and TIC-Traffic Management

Planning Acts Pre-planning, development plans, taking in charge

SHWW Acts PSDP, PSCS, safety file

Multi Units Development Acts Certification from competent person

Health Acts Designated centres, HIQA registration, certification from competent person

Fire Services Act Occupation phase; Sections 18(2) – Duty of Care and 18(6) – Fire Safety Assessment

Building Control Acts Building Regulations, Building Control Regulations, and Technical Guidance Documents for parts A-M: commencement/7-day notices, fire safety certificates, disability access certificates, compliance certificates on completion

EU Regulations and Directives EU (Construction Products) Regulations 2013 (SI # 225); EU (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2012 SI # 243; Market Surveillance Regulation No 765/2008, 9 July 2008

Planning permission Fire safety Energy Time and temperature Zone control Planning Fire stopping Fire mastic Fire wraps Fire board Tongue and groove Energy grants Building energy rating Energy performance certificate Retrofit assessment Home energy assessment Fire doors Vapour control layer Fire cable