3 June 2016 – BRegs Weekly 19- Edition 68
Welcome to the nineteenth edition of the Weekly BRegs Weekly for 2016: edition 68 of BRegs Weekly is out now.
This week RTE Primetime focused on Mica affected homes in Donegal. It is estimated that this problem affects up to 5,000 homes and significant structural issues may require houses to be entirely rebuilt. Pyrite affected homes have been demolished in Louth and Dublin as recently as 2014. Owners have called on government to set up a Government Redress Scheme similar to the Pyrite Redress Scheme to deal with Mica infested homes.
H.D. McKay Consulting Engineers, with experience of inspecting over 220 mica affected homes published useful advice for consumers on coping with defective homes and advised prospective purchasers to undertake pre-purchase surveys.
The Government is preparing to accelerate a programme of social housing but was determined to avoid the “mistakes of decades ago” that saw “huge swathes of urban areas” given over to purely social housing, Mr Coveney told the Dáil Housing and Homelessness Committee this week.
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