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Building Sign Off

  • 01-12-2021 1:09pm
    Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ BalboBiggins

    Hi guys, I'm going through a renovation and extenstion at the moment and have an engineer signing off on the structure but that's all. What else do I need legally at the end? There is no architect managing the build.


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,687 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler

    Did you get planning permission or do you need to get it?

    Have you plans for the extension and who prepared them?

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH

    You should at the end have an opinion on compliance with (all) building regulations and an opinion on compliance with planning permission (or exemption from planning permission).

    If you ever come to sell the house, or have to borrow money using the house as collateral, they are the documents that will be required.

    Typically an engineers opinion on compliance (with structure) covers one aspect of the building regulations (Part A - Structure).

  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ BalboBiggins

    Thanks lads, yes I got planning permission but ended my dealings with the architect after that.