WARNING FOR FIRE SAFETY : BEACON APARTMENT OWNERS WARNED OF LEGAL ACTION

WARNING FOR FIRE SAFETY : BEACON APARTMENT OWNERS WARNED OF LEGAL ACTION

Contact our architectural & fire team today for a free consultation Owners voting on management company plan to charge €10m for defects at complex Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin are facing legal action from Dublin Fire Brigade if they do not undertake fire safety works at their homes. Powered by GreatadsOwners were on Wednesday night voting on a plan put forward earlier this year by the development’s management company…

HOW TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION?

HOW TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION?

Contact our architectural & fire team today for a free consultation Owners of empty commercial buildings will be able to convert their properties into apartments without seeking planning permission under new regulations being drafted by the Department of Housing. Vacant residential buildings can already be brought back into use without seeking planning permission as long as no major alterations to the building’s structure are required. However, the owner of a building previously used as a…

Longboat Quay deal reached to remedy Fire Safety defects

Longboat Quay deal reached to remedy Fire Safety defects

A deal worth over €3 million has been reached to fix fire safety defects at the Longboat Quay in the Dublin City Docklands. The hazards were identified two years ago but a long legal has finally settled that Dublin City Council will pay €1.85 million while the receivers of Bernard McNamara’s company Gendsong will pay the remainder to contribute toward the repairs. Reported in the Irish Times, “Concerns over fire safety in the complex arose…

FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATES IN DUBLIN: 8 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS (AND THE ANSWERS)

FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATES IN DUBLIN: 8 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS (AND THE ANSWERS)

A Fire Safety Certificate is a document issued by the Building Control Authority which states that the works in a building (to which the application relates) go in accordance with the plans and specifications to the official Building Regulations 1997 requirements. And if you are still confused and have some of questions to ask on whether this certificate applies to your business, how and when to obtain it etc. - here are the eight most...

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Infographic

Christmas tree fires are deadly. On average, one in thirty-four reported home Christmas Tree fires resulted in a death. Please read AFEC Fire Safety Engineer’s guide to keeping keeping your house free from a tree fire this Christmas. Stay safe!

AFEC Engineering Vietnam Expand Following Presidential Visit

AFEC Expands Operations In Vietnam Following Presidential Visit. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/president-higgins-s-visit-to-vietnam-1.2863131?mode=amp Mr. Phan Van Quy – Chairman of Pacific Corporation joined the Vietnamese business delegation to    accompany Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on his official visit to Ireland. AFEC & Pacific Corporation signed a MOU for a number of contracts which have been executed over the last 7 years. Following president Higgins Presidential Visit to Vietnam,  AFEC have committed further to Vietnam.Supported by our partner…

FIRE SAFETY CERTS IN IRELAND

FIRE SAFETY CERTS IN IRELAND

Applying for a Fire Safety Cert? We Can Help. Contact Us Today. AFEC – 30 years in practice. AFEC engage with the local authorities to discuss any issues that are likely to be raised at a licensing application stage. We will gain an understanding of any fire related issues likely to obstruct your licensing application and assess & rectify fire safety design issues. We can also attend court where necessary in a Professional Witness capacity. Under the…

HOW TO ENGINEER BUILDINGS FOR FIRE SAFETY

A very well made video on fire engineering in buildings. This video explains how to predict smoke behaviour & how much time is available for occupants to escape from a building on fire. Then calculate whether the exit routes and smoke system are rightly designed to enable escape of all occupants. This is perfect example of using engineering simulations to save lives.

THE TRAMYARD CAFE BAR RESTAURANT IN DALKEY VILLAGE HAS BEEN CLOSED

THE TRAMYARD CAFE BAR RESTAURANT IN DALKEY VILLAGE HAS BEEN CLOSED

Bank-appointed receiver Ken Fennell, of Deloitte, was granted a temporary High Court injunction directing David Coulson, operator of the cafe bar and restaurant, to pull down the shutters. Mr Coulson now has to comply with an enforcement order issued by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council earlier this month directing that the premises close on grounds of fire safety. It led to the cancellation of the Dalkey Lobster Festival this year.