Pyrite & Mica

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Pyrite and Mica Damage Assessments

We are now actively providing Pyrite and Mica Damage Assessments and Design Services for houses and Infrastructure with Pyrite or Mica issues.

Chartered Engineer, Mark Tubridy is included on Engineers Ireland’s IS 465 Register and can provide all necessary engineering consultancy services to meet the requirements of IS 465 and the Mica Redress Scheme and Pyrite Remediation Scheme.

What are mica and pyrite?

Mica and pyrite are minerals found in the ground and in rocks that are excavated from quarries and used in building blocks. These minerals cause defects in building blocks, which lead to cracks and other problems in buildings and homes constructed with the defective blocks.

Mica was mainly found in quarries in the north west of Ireland and some properties in this area are affected by it. Pyrite caused similar problems in buildings in the east of Ireland.

There are schemes in place to repair or rebuild homes that have been affected by mica and pyrite.

What is the Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme?

The Enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme provides financial support to people, so they can fix properties that have been damaged by the use of defective concrete blocks. Defective concrete blocks are blocks that have excessive amounts of mica or pyrite.

The enhanced scheme is available in Clare, Donegal, Limerick and Mayo.

It began on 22 June 2023 replacing the original scheme.

The Remediation of Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks Act 2022 and the related regulations provide the legislative basis for the new enhanced scheme.

About Technical Consulting

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Welcome to Tubridy Engineering, an Engineering Consultancy based in Co Clare. Our professional service will partner with you to deliver tailor-made practical solutions.

Tubridy Engineering specialises in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fire Safety Certificates, Disability Access Certificates, Non Domestic BER’s and Compliance Reports