SCSI Report on Construction Costs for the Defective Concrete Block Scheme

SCSI Report on Construction Costs for the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

Research Brief: Key Information about the Report

In recognition of construction cost expertise and independence of the SCSI, the Society was asked by the DHLGH to provide construction cost information for the Government’s Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

SCSI agreed to produce an independent, standalone construction cost report for the demolition and rebuilding of homes affected by defective concrete blocks (option 1), and to propose a cost methodology for the partial remediation (options 2-5)

The report is based on the parameters of the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme as announced on November 30, 2021.

SCSI has no role in setting the parameters of the scheme (e.g., which building regulations apply, exclusion of foundations, etc.) and has no role in the setting of the grant.

The SCSI has received no payment for this work, which has been undertaken in the public interest.

The SCSI acknowledges contribution of all stakeholders that provided valuable information regarding the costs and practical considerations for the rebuild and remediation of homes affected by defective concrete blocks in the North West region, including the Mica Action Group, the DHLGH, and local authorities.

The SCSI extends our thanks to the Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Building Surveyor members who contributed to this report for applying their expertise, and we acknowledge the considerable efforts of the SCSI Defective Concrete Block Working Group for detailed analysis

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