Dangerous Buildings Section: October 2018

10.10.2018 – 5-5a St. Michans Street, D7

‘Dangerous Buildings’ is a statutory section within DCC, under the direction of the City Architect, which is concerned with buildings, structures or sites deemed a danger to the public. It operates under the remit of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964 as amended.

‘Dangerous Buildings’ work includes monitoring, inspecting, reporting, removing or making safe any building or structure perceived to be a danger within the Dublin City Council area. A team of four DB Inspectors monitor and respond to reports on a day-to-day basis. We do not take action under DB legislation without proper and expert consideration. This will range from undertaking structural engineering surveys and obtaining detailed Conservation Officer advice where appropriate. We will always look to undertake the least invasive works in making a structure safe and only undertake demolition in whole or in part when absolutely necessary. It is also important to emphasise that, under the DB legislation, we cannot undertake remedial works to a property beyond ‘making safe’.

DB Notices are issued to the owners of properties advising necessary remedial action or, as a last resort, taking immediate action to remove danger and making safe. These Notices take the form of:

DB.3 (black) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 28 days;

DB.2 (green) – requires the owner of the property to carry out the described works necessary within 14 days;

DB.1 (red) – enables the DB Inspector to access the site with the necessary equipment and personnel to immediately make safe and eliminate danger at the property or structure. DCC DB will look to recoup any costs associated with the works from the owner on completion. Following on from the 2016 and 2017 series of notices.

DB1 Notices as issued August 2018:

  • 10.2018 – 28-31 Benburb Street, Wood Lane, D7

Partial collapse of parapet, loose material at risk of falling onto public footpath.

Removed section of unstable parapet & loose materials, cleared debris from footpath.

  • 10.2018 – Lidle Development Site, Annamoe Road, Cabra, D7

Vacant site open to entry, unsecure gates.

Re-secured gates & site.

  • 10.2018 – 25a Barnmore Park, Finglas, D11

Side gate & rear door of vacant property open to entry

Re-secured property.

  • 10.2018 – 62-63 King Street North, D7

Decayed & dilapidated shopfront at risk of falling into footpath.

Removed loose materials from shopfront.

  • 10.2018 – 5-5a St. Michans Street, D7

Structurally unsound premises after fire incident.

Completed demolition & making safe works, re-securing of site.

  • 10.2018 – 256 Swords Road, D9

Unstable rear laneway, boundary wall at risk of falling.

Partially demolished section of wall.

  • 10.2018 – 132 Capel Street, D1

Large section of loose signage at risk of falling on to public footpath.

Removed section of signage.

  • 10.2018 – 57 Dame Street, D2

Loose section of signage & electrical equipment at risk of falling onto public footpath

Removed signage & equipment.