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Building Material Defects

At AOCA, we strive to keep ourselves, and our clients, informed about the latest developments in the industry. With an ever-growing concern over building material defects, it’s crucial for us to stay at the forefront of information dissemination.

Recently, an article on RTE.ie, raised attention about the increasing prevalence of defective building materials, specifically ‘bad blocks’, used in construction in Ireland’s southern region. The article reports an increase in the number of confirmed cases of buildings with serious structural problems resulting from this issue.

Our very own Aidan O’Connell, with decades of experience in engineering consultancy and an in-depth understanding of building material defects, echoes these concerns. He emphasises the importance of stringent quality checks and regulations in preventing such distressing issues. “It’s not just about building houses; it’s about building safe and secure homes,” Aidan says.

The key takeaway is that prevention is always better than cure. Conducting thorough inspections during construction and using trusted suppliers can save homeowners significant stress and cost in the future. However, if you are already facing such issues, it’s vital to consult an expert immediately.

At AOCA, we take pride in providing the highest quality service to our clients, and we’re dedicated to addressing and preventing building material defects. We’re here to support you in every stage of your building journey, ensuring your construction project is reliable, safe, and of high quality.

If you’re facing any concerns or suspicions about building material defects, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s work together to build a safer, stronger future.

Please note: The original article, titled “Fears grow as ‘bad block’ cases confirmed in the south,” was first published on RTE.ie. Be sure to give it a read here for additional context.