Legislation requiring providers of building services to register with Construction Industry Register Ireland published
Legislation delivers on Housing for All commitment to embed compliance in the construction sector
The legislation will put the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) on a statutory footing. The Bill aims to benefit consumers and the general public by giving those who engage a registered builder the assurance that they are dealing with a competent and compliant operator.
The legislation is committed to in Housing for All, the Government’s national plan for housing to 2030. Currently, entities providing building services can voluntarily register with CIRI, which has operated since 2014. Once the legislation is enacted, all entities providing building services will be required to register with CIRI.
Once the legislation is enacted, all entities providing building services will be required to register with CIRI.
The requirement to register will apply to builders of both residential and non-residential buildings that are subject to the Building Regulations. Eligibility for registration can be achieved through qualifications, experience, or a combination of both. The criteria required for registration will be clear and transparent and will be set out in regulations.
The statutory register is expected to help develop and promote a culture of competence, good practice, and compliance with building regulations.
Everyone should be confident in the knowledge that their homes are built to the highest standards and that any professional services they use are also of a certain standard. Likewise, companies and people buying or renting commercial buildings should be able to expect that they are built by service providers of a certain standard. This legislation will ensure that the construction sector operates to the highest standard and that people have confidence in its workforce and practices.
The Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill 2021 can be viewed HERE