VCR is an online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognized as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.
When engaging a VCR registered construction entity, consumers can be confident that they are dealing with experienced people. VCR standards are high and only construction companies, sole traders and builders who meet the strict eligibility criteria are registered on VCR.
The registered title is a professional designation granted to an applicant who meets specific requirements as outlined by the VCR Admission and Registrations Board. Becoming a Registered Builder means that the applicant has subjected oneself to an onerous review process to obtain the designated registration category under the register.
By registering with VCR, members commit to delivering excellence in every aspect of their work. They are competent and capable to deliver the job at hand, they run their business in a professional manner and they sign up to continuous professional development to stay at the forefront of construction best practices.
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 state that a building owner is required to assign a competent builder who will construct in accordance with the plans, specifications and Building Regulations, and who will sign the Certificate of Compliance on Completion. Builders included on the Voluntary Construction Register are regarded as competent for projects consistent with their registration profile.
Consumers can search on VCR in a number of ways
The VCR Admissions & Registration Board ensures the highest standards of VCR are maintained to continue the on-going credibility of the VCR register. The Board establishes and oversees appropriate standards of ethics, competence, skills and knowledge in the construction industry.
The Board consists of a chairperson and ten members. The chairperson of the Board is a registered construction professional approved by the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The Voluntary Construction Register has been set up by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in consultation with the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage . To find out more about the Construction Industry Federation click here.
If you wish to contact the Voluntary Construction Industry Register click here.