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My question relates to Irish Building Control Regulations. Having

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My question relates to Irish Building Control Regulations.
Having regard to current Building Control Regulations are there instances or circumstances whereby develoment or works assessed to require a Fire Safety Certificate may not require a Disability Access Certificate or conversely, where development or works assessed to require a DAC may not require a FSC?
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1. At the outset, the regimes in relation to disability and fire are separate regimes in Ireland. Accordingly, there are many instances where a DAC may be required in relation to a building but not a Fire Safety Certificate (FSC). It just depends on the requirements of the building. For example an industrial building such as a warehouse will not require a DAC but will require a FSC. So the two regimes are different. However, where human habitation is concerned, there will be substantial overlap and each separate regime will apply with its own flaws and advantages.
2. You should also realise that qualitatively there are important differences between the two regimes. Disability requires a building to have regard to people who are disabled, so issues such as access & parking and widened doors & toilets are important. Fire raises issues of egress from buildings in times of emergencies and doors and walls which prevent the fire spreading throughout a building. So the issues each relate to are very different.
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