Carberry Chartered Surveyors is changing. The Athlone-based property firm founded and managed by Andrew Carberry, which has established itself as one of the leading commercial property specialists in the Midlands, is to become part of Power & Associates, a Power Property Group company. The acquisition will see Power & Associates expand its coverage into the Midlands region and will provide the group’s third regional office in addition to Limerick and Galway.
Andrew Carberry has said that “the new relationship will greatly improve the range of services provided and significantly increase the resources available to our clients with access to some of the property industry’s most respected chartered surveyors. The move will greatly improve the back office support which will enable the firm to focus on delivering the best professional property service for its clients throughout the Midlands.
The latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index compiled and issued by Link2Plans (www.link2plans.com) shows a decline for Westmeath in both planning applications and project commencements at -7 per cent and -38 per cent respectively.
The team of researchers at www.link2plans.com have examined every housing construction planning application and planning commencement from January to December 2013, in the production of the National Housing Construction Index. The index gives a direct comparison with the exact same period in 2012. Viewed on a nationwide basis, the National Housing Construction Index reveals there is a very slight decrease in planning applications (-1 per cent) coupled with a drop in project commencements (-4 per cent) since last year.
Westmeath construction companies and sole traders can now apply to join the new register for the construction industry. The Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) is being set up to help distinguish competent, experienced construction companies and sole traders from those who have given the construction industry a bad name.
To apply to join the register, Westmeath construction companies or sole traders can do so online via the CIRI website - www.ciri.ie