Here is a great article by myhouseextension,ie about what are your options if a builder goes awol. My Neighbors Experience I was sitting a home on a Friday evening a few years ago when there was a ring at my door one of neighbors was there in flows of tears. Her builder had done a runner and had disappeared. Nightmare scenario she had overpaid him, his work was structural sound but very rough but at least it was watertight.His subcontractors were not paid and we found out he
You must submit a Commencement notice between 14 - 28 days before starting works, informing the Building Authority of your intended start date. If this is not completed you are in breach of your Planning Conditions.
A certificate granted by a building control authority in respect of works on non-domestic buildings and apartments blocks which were commenced or completed without the necessary Fire Safety Certificate (FSC). The certificate may be granted with or without conditions or refused.
Material alterations or Extensions should not give rise to any ‘new or greater contravention’ in the existing building. That is, a material alteration or an extension (vertical or lateral) to an existing building should not make the existing building any worse in relation to Building Regulations.
The following examples are given by way of clarification:
The erection of an extension to an existing building whereby the extension is to be served for access and escape purpo
The fee is €500 which is four times the fee for a Fire Safety Certificate or €11.60 per square metre of floor area, whichever is greater. This may vary depending on the works - please see the Fifth Schedule of the Building Control Regulations.