Revised Building Regulations in Ireland

A certificate of compliance must now be signed off in order to comply with the revised Irish building regulations. Specialist sub-contractors must take responsibility for their applications. Furthermore, Contractors must check specialist sub-contractor’s work, and sign this off to accept and the products they are using adhere to the new regulations, under the four organisations who act as Design Certifiers and Assigned Certifiers:

  • The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI)
  • Engineers Ireland (EI)
  • The Royal Institution of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
  • The Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI)

Revises to the regulations are described by The Engineers of Ireland:

“The Ancillary Certificates are required to be signed off by a Principal or Director of the company employing the individual who prepared the Ancillary Certificate. The selection of the person who signs off on the Ancillary Certificate is a matter for the company concerned in compliance with their own Professional Indemnity Insurance.”

Dryseal is a fully compliant system for three reasons. Firstly, Hambleside Danelaw offers manufacturer training in specialist training centres, Dryseal holds BBA certification, and finally it holds an insured installed guarantee. Thus, even once fitted, the guarantee covers the material and the installation, which is not commonplace for roofing systems. In recent months, Dryseal has been used as the favourable roofing system as there is no grey area with Dryseal; it simply complies with all the revised regulations.

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