Level of housebuilding is much lower than official figures suggest

Only 3,505 ‘certificates of compliance on completion’ given, well below the 14,932 units claimed for 2016 by housing minister Simon Coveney

16th April, 2017

The level of house-building across the country is significantly lower than the government’s figures suggest, according to unpublished statistics obtained by The Sunday Business Post.

Only 3,505 ‘certificates of compliance on completion’ were given using the government’s recently introduced Building Control Management System (BCMS) database. The figures are not published on the department’s website.

While this system does not track every unit built in the state, experts have...

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