IDP event on Defective Block Scheme is a sell out

THE CONSTRUCTION sector in Inishowen is being invited to an information session on the Defective Concrete Block (DCB) Scheme in a bid to allay some concerns which exist within the industry.

The session will outline the operation of the scheme and overview on the various aspects relevant to the construction sector and how developers and subcontractors across the industry might position themselves to meet demand.

The ‘InBusiness’ Construction Sector Guide to the Defective Concrete Block Scheme is being organised by Inishowen Development Partnership, following on from their ‘InBusiness’ series they held with the local construction sector last year. 

The breakfast briefing, due to take place in Inishowen Gateway Hotel on January 26, is free and open to all local builders, engineers, architects and trades people who want to find out more about the operational and practical application of the scheme. 

IDP’s DCB Facilitator, Michelle Coyle, will speak at the event and provide an overview of how the scheme works for builders/contractors locally, the key steps in the process and the paperwork required from the builders end as well as the householders stage payments schedule. 

“We understand there is a lot of concerns out there within the construction sector, but I hope to be able to allay some of those and focus on the significant building demand from homeowners in the Inishowen region alone. We will share guidelines on the steps and stages involved for builders,” added Michelle. 

Architect Shane Doherty will also speak at the information session on his experiences with defective block rebuilds and, crucially, the administration process around the scheme itself. 

Martin McDermott, chairperson of Donegal County Council’s Defective Concrete Block Committee, will also speak on the day.

Booking for the event is now closed as the event is fully booked.