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Architecture & Building Regulations News

We regularly update this section with information on architectural and building related news within Ireland and the United Kingdom. Please feel free to browse below and contact us on +353(0)749743012 if you have any queries or requests for our next news article. 

CIRI - New Register of Construction Companies and Sole Traders

CIRI-logoAugust 2014

The Government has launched a new facility which will enable architects, the public, public procurement authorities and other construction professionals to search for competent construction companies operating in Ireland. The Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) has been set up by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) following discussions with the former Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD and his Department and aims to separate experienced, competent construction companies from those that have given the industry a bad name.

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Major Changes to Irish Building Regulations

3 BCAR-2014 coverMarch 2014

The Building Control Amendment Regulation (SI. 9 of 2014) was signed into law on the 15th January, 2014 and comes into effect on 1st March 2014, and will apply to all new building projects or extensions greater than 40 square metres on which work is due to commence after that date.
The regulations will have a significant effect on developers, professionals and homeowners who undertake a self-build or upgrading works after the 1st March, 2014.

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Budget 2014 - Home Renovate Incentive Scheme

Budget-2014November 2013

The Government have announced a scheme that provides for tax relief for homeowners by way of a tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement work carried out on a principal private residence.
If you are planning renovation work to your home between 1st January, 2014 and December 31st, 2015 then you will be entitled to a rebate up to a maximum is €4,050 (based on qualifying expenditure of €30,000 (excluding VAT) x 13.5%.

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Build & Renovate Show 2013

2 Trade ShowOctober 2013

The Northwest Build & Renovate Show takes place this Saturday & Sunday the 12th and 13th of October in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. If you are thinking of doing any work to your home, we will be on hand to offer advice with over 30 other professionals, suppliers and tradesmen.

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St. Patrick's Centre Opens

St-Patricks-CentreJuly 2013

St. Patrick's Centre was declared officially open by former town mayor Tom Conaghan at a memorable ceremony on 26th June. With over 300 people in attendance it was delightful to see the main hall at capacity for the first time. Entertainment  on the night was provided by the pupils of Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala, Donegal Choir and Donegal Town Marching Band.

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