Ep58 – Building homes free of defects

Eoin Ó Broin, a TD who’s written a book called Defects, chats through the issue of quality control when building a house in ROI. He talks about:

  • How the building control system works in ROI and why it’s broken
  • Opting in or out of appointing an assigned certifier
  • How we got to this point
  • Prospects of changes to the system
  • Where to next

Eoin was also rapporteur for the Oireachtais Joint Committee on Housing, Planning & Local Government’s report published in December 2017, entitled “Safe as Houses? A Report on Building Standards, Building Controls & Consumer Protection”.

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Written by Myles McCAnn

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