Stage 1 – Confirmation of Eligibility
The Homeowner applies to the Local Authority providing a completed Engineers Report including completed testing of block samples in accordance with IS 465 as evidence of damage to dwelling. The Local Authority confirms eligibility to proceed to stage 2, subject to the terms of the scheme.
NOTE – Core samples are required to be taken from the exterior block work above and below ground and from the interior block work. The core samples are sent for Laboratory testing to confirm the levels of Mica / Pyrite.
Stage 2 – Grant Approval
Before works commence, the homeowner applies for grant approval, providing estimated costs to remediate the dwelling.
Local Authority confirms the maximum, approved grant amount, subject to the terms of the scheme.
NOTE – It is a requirement that the Engineer who prepared and issued the initial Engineers Report, prepares, and issues the most appropriate remediation works.
Stage 3 – Payment of Grant Payment of the approved grant happens on phased based via interim drawdowns based on certification of progress of works. Local Authority pays grant to homeowner, subject to the terms of the scheme.
NOTE – An Engineers Final Certification is required to confirm the works were completed in accordance with the approved remediation works. It is advisable that the Engineer who prepared and issued the initial Engineers Report, and proposed Remediation works, prepares, and issues the Final Certification, an Assigned Certifier type person.