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Stage 3
Preparation

The preparation stage is arguably the most critical stage for the self builder. Most self build projects that fail to meet the expectations of the self builder are caused by inadequate preparation at the construction stage.
Listed below is a brief guide of the preparation required to complete your dream home

Engage Professionals
Engage a Structural Engineer, in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance, to design foundations, retaining walls, engineering calculations for roofs beams, etc etc

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BER Assessor
Engage an SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland BER Assessor), in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance, to prepare a provisional BER (Building Energy Rating) and on completion of the works, a final BER Certificate

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Quantity Surveyor
Engage a Quantity Surveyor in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance, to prepare a Bill of Quantities and costings based on the completed working Drawings and Specification

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Design Consultant
Engage a Design Consultant in private practice and with adequate professional indemnity insurance, to a Contract Specification and Working Drawings (amended planning drawings)

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Address 34 Garden Village Crescent, Kilpedder, County Wicklow
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Description Lane Planning & Design is a progressive company providing Architectural, Engineering, Development and Planning & Design services throughout Ireland.
Energetic and enthusiastic in their approach, LPD provides the very best possible design to the residential and commercial sectors. It takes pride in trying to facilitate its clients and to be readily available and accessible to them at all times.
LPD is a design-led practice with over twenty years experience in a broad range of fields.
Our main activities include the design and planning for Houses, Extensions and Commercial Developments
Landline 01-2810063
Mobile 086-2345570
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Working Drawings
Your Design Consultant will provide working drawings (or amended planning drawings) fully detailing the works to be undertaken. All drawings will provide all the necessary dimensions and details required to construct the project to a satisfactory standard
The drawings should fully comply with the current Building Regulations
The drawings will include the following
  1. Existing Site Plan
  2. Proposed Site Plan
  3. Ground Floor Plan
  4. First Floor Plan (if required)
  5. Elevations (4)
  6. Cross Sections (1 or 2 or as many as may be necessary)
  7. Any other miscellaneous drawings
General Contract Specification (Introduction)
A Contract Specification prepared by your Design Consultant should state or seek the following information from your proposed Contractor, Sub-Contractors or Trades people that you will engage.
  1. That all works are to comply with the current Building Regulations
  2. That all works are to comply with Local Authority Standards
  3. That all work and materials are to be as directed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.
  4. All materials are to comply where applicable with the current Construction Products Directive (EU), National Standards Authority of Ireland and be certified by the Irish Agreement Board.
  5. That Workmanship shall comply with BS 8000, and be of the highest possible quality.
  6. That all work practices are to comply with the current Safety Health and Welfare at Work Acts and Welfare at Work regulations.
  7. That all contract shall be carried out in accordance with the conditions of the standard building contract as issued by the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland
  8. Any other miscellaneous items
General Contract Specification (Contractors)
Below is typical of some of the information included
  1. The contractor is advised to visit the site and inspect all relevant works before tendering and intrepid the Drawings and Specification in a correct manner.
  2. The Contractor shall interpret the Drawings and Specifications in the light of that intended and shall include for all items required to render a complete and satisfactory job, whether specifically referred to, in the Drawings and Specifications or not
  3. The Contractor is to provide proof of his public liability, employer’s liability, general liability and all risks insurance. He is also to indemnify the client against all accidents to the client’s property and persons because of the works. He is also to insure the works against fire to the full value of his contract
  4. That staged payments to be made in accordance with the standard terms issued by the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland or as agreed by client/s and the contractor. All agreed stage payments are to be subject to a retention sum of 5 %
  5. The Contractor is to provide to the Client/s and the Design Team a detailed payments schedule of each stage works.
  6. The Contractor is to provide to the Client/s and the Design Team a detailed time schedule of the proposed works.
  7. Allow for a defects liability period of 3-6 months from the completion of all works
  8. The contractor is to erect and maintain a temporary fencing to protect the works during the course of construction (if main contractor)
  9. The contractor be supply and maintain a porta-loo during the course of construction (if main contractor)
  10. That all necessary fixtures and fittings are deemed to be part of this contract
  11. That disruption to the client’s activities is to be kept to an absolute minimum.
  12. The Contractor shall remove all excavated material, shrubbery and overgrowth from site clearance works. The Contractor shall clean up and remove all debris as it accumulates, keep the site free from broken glass, and lose nails, screws etc and generally clean and tidy inside and out, on completion of the each days work.
  13. That the contractor shall supply all machinery, tools, brushes, scaffolding (if main contractor), hoisting tackle, ladders, and any other plant necessary for the proper carrying out of the works
  14. Any other miscellaneous items
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General Contract Specification
(U-Values)
Below is typical of U-Values required
Floor slab
Walls
Roof
Windows
Doors (External) General Contract Specification (Site Works)
Below is typical of some of the information included
Site clearance
Demolition
Provision of meter box for public utilities etc
Oil tank (if necessary)
Provision for geo-thermal or air to water heat exchange units etc
Foundation design and detail
Ground floor slab design and detail
Drainage design and detail
Footpaths design and detail
Driveways design and detail
Entrance design and detail
Patio area design and detail
Boundary walls / fencing design & detail
Any other miscellaneous items

General Contract Specification (Superstructure)
Below is typical of some of the information included
Wall structures design and detail (Timber frame or concrete block)
Chimney construction design and detail
External rendering
Internal partitions design and detail
Intermediate floor design and detail
Roof construction (cut roof or trussed roof) design & detail
Roof ventilation design and detail
Roof lights design and detail
Roof finishes design and detail
Flashing, valleys, etc design & detail
Eaves details design and detail
Windows and external doors design, detail and schedule
Any other miscellaneous items

General Contract Specification (Internal Works)
Below is typical of some of the information included
Ventilation design and detail
Complete electrical specification
Alarm system schedule
Complete plumbing specification
Complete sanitary ware specification
Complete heating specification
Staircase design and detail
Internal doors design, detail and schedule
Woodwork detail
Internal plastering design and detail
Decoration detail and schedule
Tiling schedule
Flooring schedule
Kitchen and utility units
Built in wardrobes, etc
Fireplaces and hearths
Stoves etc
Any other miscellaneous items

Further Information / Links
Download the Building Regulations (not all inclusive) here

Technical Guidance Document A
Structure
Technical Guidance Document B
Fire Safety
Technical Guidance Document C
Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture
Technical Guidance Document D
Material and Workmanship (2000)
Technical Guidance Document E
Sound
Technical Guidance Document F
Ventilation (1 of 2)
Technical Guidance Document G
Hygiene
Technical Guidance Document H
Drainage and Waste Water Disposal
Technical Guidance Document J
Heat Producing Appliances
Technical Guidance Document K
Stairways, Ladders, Ramps and Guards
Technical Guidance Document L
Conservation of Fuel & Energy - Dwellings (2008)
Technical Guidance Document M
Access for People with Disabilities


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