Planning & Planning Permission
BCAR Ireland: Building Control Amendment Regulations
Health and Safety Requirements
Terraced & Detached Housing
If variable settlement is likely to be a problem, it may be advisable to change the design from long terraces to semi-detached or detached houses. This would serve to limit the effect of differential movement.
Diagram A9 - Terrace houses - Possible structural issues relating to variable settlement
Accounting For Site Conditions
The risk of cracking is reduced by use of semi-detached and detached houses instead of terraces.
Diagram A10 - Semi-detached dwellings to reduce risk of cracking