Dangerous Buildings Section: March 2019

92-93 Frances Street, Dublin 8.

‘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 March 2019

  • 05.03.2019 – Protim Factory site, Tolka Valley Industrial Estate, Ballyboggin Rd, D11

Former factory site open to casual entry.

Re-secured site.

  • 05.03.2019 – St.Pappins Community Centre, Ballymun Road, D9.

Former Community centre site open to casual entry & fencing at risk of falling into public footpath.

Re-secured site and fencing.

  • 05.03.2019 – 116 Leinster Road, Rathmines, D6.

Chimney pots at risk of falling & site open to casual entry.

Removed loose chimney pots & re-secured site.

  • 05.03.2019 – 44 North Circular Road, D7.

Broken glass to 2nd floor window at risk of falling into footpath

Secured loose glass.

  • 08.03.2019 – Old Service Station, Old Cabra Road, D7.

Site gates open to entry.

Re-secured site.

  • 19.03.2019 – Squeaky Clean, 19 Coyningham Road, D8.

Derelict, abandoned car wash site open to casual entry

Re-secured site.

  • 12.03.2019 – 385 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, D3.

Chimney pot struck by lightning & fell to ground.

Removed debris from roof & inspected remaining chimney post to ensure they were secure.

  • 14.03.2019 – Apt2. 66 Georges Street Lower, D2.

Displaced & hanging loose window & frame to first floor

Re-secured window & frame.

  • 14.03.2019 – 146 Harolds Cross Road, D6w

Derelict property, loose slates to front roof slope.

Removed slates.

  • 19.03.2019 – 53 Clanbrassil Street lower, D8.

Leonards House, vacant premises broken windows at first floor

Removed glass & secured window ope.

  • 19.03.2019 – 92-93 Francis Street, D8.

Displaced / loose timber & masonry to front elevation

Removed loose materials & re-secured front window opes.

  • 26.03.2019 – ‘Royal Oak’ site, Finglas Road, D11.

Vacant site, hoarding collapse on to public footpath & site open to entry

Re-secured hoarding & site.

  • 26.03.2019 – 146 Harolds Cross Road, D6w

Derelict property, loose timber sheeting to front roof slope.

Removed timber sheets

  • 26.03.2019 – 11-12 Liffey Street Upper, D1

Shop-front facia board & flashing damaged & loose due to truck impact

Removed damaged sections of fascia.