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Commencement notice.

  • 18-10-2022 9:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19


    Firstly, I apologise if this has been asked already but I haven’t seen it.

    we hired an architect and got planning permission and would like to start build next year. We are not getting a mortgage but hopefully will be able to get to wall plate level and maybe further before funds run out. It depends what prices are like in 12 months time. I am finding it difficult to get an engineer in my area as they are so busy at the moment. My question is, do I need an engineer to send in the commencement notice or can I notify the council myself about commencement? I paid the development contribution after getting permission. TIA



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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH


    What are you planning to build? New house or extension?

    You can submit a commencement notice yourself.

    However, along with the commencement notice, for a new house or extension over 40 m.sq., you should also be submitting construction drawings/drawings demonstrating how the works comply with the building regulations. Planning drawings are (usually) not sufficient.

    If there is a chance you may need funding to complete the works, best to engage a professional (engineer, architect, architectural technician) for the (entire) construction stage, as the bank/lending institution will require the works to be 'signed off'. Hard for any professional to come in late in the project and 'sign off' on everything built to date!



  • Registered Users Posts: 19 Flat to the square right.


    Thanks DOCARCH for your reply.

    Its a house build and we won’t be able to get any funding so it could take a couple years to complete.

    Do you know where I can find more information about what needs to be included with the commencement notice? e.g.(you should also be submitting construction drawings/drawings demonstrating how the works comply with the building regulations)



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH




  • Registered Users Posts: 19 Flat to the square right.


    Thanks DOCARCH. That is exactly what I was looking for.



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