Building controls ‘don’t go far enough’, warns energy expert

Dean Spencer  (Photo Clive Wasson)
Dean Spencer (Photo Clive Wasson)

Building controls don’t go far enough to protect home buyers from high energy costs in Donegal, a local building energy rating expert has said.

Dean Spencer from BER in Donegal says that despite improvements to regulations, the authorities have failed to introduce a fail-safe system of inspection in the construction industry.

Mr Spencer, who will address #Build16 sponsored by EBS, in Letterkenny’s Radisson Blu Hotel tomorrow, said: “The construction industry in Donegal looks set to take off once again after almost ten years of stagnation, yet a proper system is still not in place to ensure the highest standards across the board in building projects. There effectively is no building control in Ireland to the same level as exists in the UK.”