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Whether I need to file a Commencement Notice extension

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Whether I need to file a Commencement Notice for an extension to a house that is less than 40 sq m (all on ground floor, no PP req'd)
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Customer: Detached farmhouse in Co Offaly, small bathroom extension to one gable wall, entrance porch/ conservatory to back door, some internal renovations, total new construction 19.45 sq m
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Republic of Ireland Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
1. This extension is exempted development within the meaning of the Planning & Development Acts and as such, it does not require the service of a Commencement Notice so long as a Fire Safety Notice is not required for the development. So, if a Fire Safety Notice is not required for the development, then no Commencement Notice needs to be served. However, if you require a Fire Safety Notice, then a Commencement Notice will need to be served. Normally, a Fire Safety Notice is not required for a bathroom extension. It would only be if you were burning something or attaching some potentially fire hazardous equipment that a Fire Safety Notice would be required. However, you should check this point.
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
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