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Article first featured on Building Ireland Magazine in February 2020.

Since the end of the country’s latest recession, the construction industry has begun to thrive again, but lessons have been learned from the demise of the Celtic Tiger and one lesson that most have taken on board is the constraints of their budget.

When making changes to a dwelling or when constructing a new dwelling it must comply with the current building regulations, when altering the insulation in a dormer part L of the building regulations must be adhered to. Some key points of the building regulations are: the maximum elemental U-value of a pitched roof shall not exceed 0.16 W/M2 K.

The building regulations in Ireland are continuously being reviewed and updated by the department. They can be found at this address:

The building regulations are located in the technical guidance documents and divided into Part A – Part M. Below is an overview of each section.

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McGrath Construction Consultants Quantity Surveyors Dublin and Wexford

As Quantity Surveyors here at McGrath Construction Consultants, we provide services to our clients covering four stages of the construction process. These stages are:

Dublin Office

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Beacon South Quarter,
Sandyford Business Park,
Dublin 18

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Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre,
Milehouse Road,

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Office Suite 4.13,
16 Berkeley Street,
United Kingdom.

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