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Stage 2 - What do I need before I apply?

Once you have obtained Confirmation of Eligibility in writing from the Council under Stage 1, the next steps are:

  1. Engage an engineer from the IS465 Register (https://www.engineersireland.ie/Registers-and-Panels/10) to prepare a Remedial Works Plan detailing the works needed for your dwelling in accordance with the Engineer's Report and the Remedial Option you have been approved for. Guidance on the Remedial Works Plan is available under Guidance on Remedial Works Plan.
  2. When you have the Remedial Works Plan, you can seek quotations from contractors using the Contractor Quotation Template - your engineer can help and advise on this
  3. Select your contractor and ask them to prepare a Programme of Works detailing the proposed duration and sequencing of the works.
  4. You will need to obtain an itemised statement (quotation) from your engineer which must outline costs for:
    • fees for the preparation of a remedial works plan
    • professional fees for oversight/inspection and certification
    • professional fees for appointment to a statutory health and safety role
  5. You will need to obtain an itemised statement (quotation) from your contractor specifying the costs for carrying out, supervising and certifiying the qualifying works
  6. You will need an Inspection Plan prepared by your engineer (as per the Guidance on Remedial Works Plan)

 

 Note: 

  • Documents should clearly show your (eligible applicant) name, address and eircode of the relevant dwelling as well as the remedial option approved for
  • Please ensure your contractor uses the Contractor's Quotation template.
  • All quotations inclusive of VAT must display a valid VAT number.
  • You must satisfy yourself that you and anyone you intend to engage under the scheme are tax compliant and that both the engineer and contractor have sufficient insurance in place before undertaking services under this scheme

 

It can be, but it doesn’t have to be the same engineer. However you must use one from the IS465 register. Get quotations and agree a price with them to get value for money. Asking your engineer to provide you with assurance that he/she has sufficient professional indemnity insurance. If you do change engineer, please ensure you provide them with a copy of the report you submitted for Stage 1 as they will need to review it and use it to prepare the Remedial Works Plan. Your new engineer will be responsible for certifying the remediation of the dwelling.

 

Yes, you select your own contractor. Your engineer can help you. Seek quotations, using the Contractor Quotation Template, and agree a price to get value for money. Do not appoint your contractor until you get Confirmation of Grant Approval in writing from the Council.

 

Your contractor and engineer need to have insurance in place before undertaking any services and the engineer needs to have sufficient professional indemnity insurance. Make sure to discuss this with your engineer. You should also notify your home insurance provider (if applicable) that you intend to carry out construction works on the dwelling.

 

You have responsibility under legislation (e.g. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013) to get construction works completed safely. Discuss this with your engineer including appointment of the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).

 

No, do not appoint your contractor or start any work until you have received Confirmation of Grant Approval in writing, from the Council.

 

If you have concerns about your property, discuss with your engineer in the first instance. If a new remedial option is being sought, a revised Engineer's Report will be required to support the change in option being recommended by your engineer. Please note that, as you will have already received payment in respect of this report at Stage One, you cannot claim again for any costs associated with a revised report.

 

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