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59pc of new buildings sub-standard; REPORT.

ALMOST two thirds of new builds in one country failed to meet regulations, it was revealed yesterday.

A report from Louth County Council's building control division found 59 per cent did not comply.

After the tests in Dundalk, Drogheda building control officer Bernadette McArdle said: "There was a failure to comply with sound and fire safety regulations."

Residents in one estate had to leave their new homes so sound insulation could be brought up to standard.

In a North Louth development the party wall had been changed to fix socket boxes and conduits. It was built so badly the adjoining house could be seen through it.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 13, 2008
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