Pre-cast Reinforced Concrete (Repair Scheme)

New certification scheme for the repair of Pre-cast Reinforced Concrete (PRC) Homes

Many PRC homes were built following the Second World War when there was an urgent need for housing at a time when traditional building materials and skilled labour were in short supply. This led to the construction of cheap ‘Non Traditional’ and easily erected properties. These houses were only ever meant to be a short-term solution.

Tens of thousands of PRC properties still remain and structural repairs are needed because of the effect of concrete carbonation. Additionally, mortgage lenders show a reluctance to continue to lend on these properties, or to offer home insurance, leaving owners and tenants wishing to buy with few options.

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The BRE Global scheme will enable all necessary repairs to be made according to a robust specification relevant to each property, meaning that repairs should only be carried out for essential items and should not be prohibitively expensive.

Approved repairs should improve the energy performance of the building, extend the normal life of the property, and improve the saleability of the property.

Bad repairs can be unsafe and threaten the ability of the home owner to secure a mortgage on the property or insure it a reasonable price, if at all.

The scheme

The new certification scheme has 3 key elements:

  • Register of repair Specifications (Specifications to be reviewed by BRE)
  • Register of Practitioners (who will be certified as a competent person)
  • Register of repaired properties (which will be used by third parties, e.g. by mortgage lenders, to assure themselves of a robust repair)

The scheme will provide:

  • Qualified practitioners (who design and undertake the repair of the PRC home for the homeowners)
  • Confidence to third parties, e.g. mortgage lenders, that the repair has been undertaken properly to an agreed and robust specification

The scheme will not preclude the inclusion of Green Deal measures and/or of BREEAM refurbishment assessments.

Individual mortgage lenders have stated their support of the scheme. The scheme will provide mortgage lenders and home insurers with confidence that the repair has been undertaken satisfactorily and will provide reassurance to lend the money, enabling the home owner to purchase and insure the house.

For more information Download the Guidance Document.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a PRC certificate dated before July 2016 – can BRE Global help me with it?

No – the BRE Global scheme issued its first certificate in July 2016.  Any repair certificates from before this date will not be from the BRE Global Scheme and BRE Global will not be able to respond to any queries regarding such repairs or certificates.

A significant number of repairs were undertaken within the PRC Homes Scheme operated by PRC Homes Ltd who were themselves a subsidiary of the NHBC.  The NHBC may be able to help you better understand the nature of the changes/repairs made to your property.   Please see the NHBC Homeowner’s website at http://www.nhbc.co.uk/Homeowners/ for contact details regarding any enquiry of this nature.

I am interested in making repairs to a PRC house but I do not know what type it is – what do I do?

The most important first step is to identify what type of house it is.  There were nearly 200 different types of PRC house types built in the UK and they all have differing types of structure requiring differing repair solutions.

If you are unsure what type of PRC house it is that you are interested in then you may be able to identify the type by:

  • Carefully checking any paperwork associated with
    • the original construction of the dwelling, or
    • any earlier structural repairs on the dwelling
  • Using a Building Surveyor who with a capability concerning PRC houses.
  • Contacting the Local Authority.   
  • Speaking to neighbours with similar dwellings.

What PRC house types does the BRE Global scheme cover?

Currently the BRE Global Scheme has registered Repair Specifications for the following PRC house types:

  • Airey
  • Reema
  • Wates

The BRE Global Scheme doesn’t currently cover other PRC house types.

If your house type is not one of these and you continue to be interested in having certified repairs undertaken then BRE would recommend contacting one of the Registered Practitioners within the Scheme and explore whether they will develop a Repair Specification for the house type in which you are interested.  Once a Repair Specification is developed and approved then a Registered Practitioner would be able to undertake appropriate repairs and provide a repair certificate from the BRE Global Scheme.

How do I progress with an enquiry for a PRC home repair through the BRE Global PRC Homes Repair Scheme?

BRE Global is the operator of the PRC Homes Repair Scheme.  Within the Scheme BRE Global has established a Register of Practitioners.  It is only these Registered Practitioners who survey, cost and undertake repairs on PRC homes using the BRE Global approved Repair Specifications (see FAQ No. 3) within the BRE Global Scheme.  These repairs can then be certified through the Scheme.

BRE Global itself does not undertake the surveying, costing or repairs within the Scheme and all enquiries should be directed towards these Practitioners.

Contact details for the Registered Practitioners can be found on the listings pages.

If your repair enquiry is for a house type outside of those listed in FAQ No. 3 then please follow the suggestion in the final paragraph of FAQ No. 3.

I have a general query regarding a PRC house – Should I contact the BRE Global Scheme?

The scope of the BRE Global PRC Repair Scheme is strictly limited to the Certification of new repairs by Registered Practitioners (see FAQ No. 4) on specific types of PRC houses (see FAQ No. 3).  The scope of the BRE Global Scheme does not include answering general questions on the nature of PRC home construction and the implications of this construction type.

If you have this type of generic question these should be addressed to a Building Surveyor or qualified Structural Engineer who is a specialist in PRC houses.

Registered Practitioners

Practitioner NamePractitioner AddressPractitioner Cert. (PDF)Registration No.Registration DatePRC House TypeRepair Specification (PDF)
Alan CairnsAlan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom0001/X-01115 Oct 14ReemaBSF-Reema-1
Alan CairnsAlan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom0001/X-01215 Oct 14WatesBSF-Wates-1
Alan CairnsAlan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom0001/X-01301 Aug 17AireyBSF-RS-Airey-1
Brian StockerWheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom0001112 Aug 14ReemaBSF-Reema-1
Brian StockerWheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom0001212 Aug 14WatesBSF-Wates-1
Brian StockerWheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom0001301 Aug 17AireyBSF-RS-Airey-1
Brian StockerWheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom0001418 Jun 18Underdown/WingetBSF-RS-Underdown-Winget-1

Repaired properties

AddressPractitioner namePractitioner Certificate No. (PDF)Date of RegistrationDate of RepairPRC House typeRepair Specification (PDF)Repair Certificate (PDF)
33 Chambers Avenue, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5BG, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201501/11/2015ReemaBSF-Reema-100001
10 St Mary's Way, Baldock, Herts., SG7 6JF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0106/09/201601/12/2015WatesBSF-Wates-100002
36 Cawdor Avenue, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5RF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0106/09/201601/12/2016WatesBSF-Wates-100003
49 Stuart Way, Windsor, Berks., SL4 5LR, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0106/09/201601/02/2016WatesBSF-Wates-100004
20 Avon Banks, Salisbury, Wilts., SP5 8JU, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0106/09/201601/08/2016ReemaBSF-Reema-100005
45 Meadow Road, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8DU, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0115/09/201601/03/2016WatesBSF-Wates-100006
173 Four Acres, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0115/09/201601/04/2016ReemaBSF-Reema-100007
36 Daventry Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 7QT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0120/09/201601/05/2016WatesBSF-Wates-100008
144 Byron Road, Southampton, Hants., SO19 6EY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0120/09/201601/06/2016ReemaBSF-Reema-100009
23 Scotland Close, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants., SO50 7BQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0115/09/201601/08/2016ReemaBSF-Reema-100010
44 East Weare Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1EU, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/01/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100011
37 Windmill Piece, Chiseldon, Swindon, SN4 0NY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0109/01/201704/01/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100012
24 Withymead, Marshfield, Southampton, SN14 8PB, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/05/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100013
37 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DP, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0109/01/201705/01/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100014
140 Byron Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6EY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/01/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100015
145 Porlock Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9JF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/02/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100016
35 Carlisle Road, Worcester, WR5 1HX, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/02/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100017
3 Birch Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 4QT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0122/05/201901/07/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100018
12 St Mary’s Way, Baldock, SG7 6JF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/05/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100019
14 Keighley Road, Romford, RM3 8RB, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/05/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100020
52 Glebe Road, Hertford, SG14 3JY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/08/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100021
8 Hailsham Close, Harold Hill, Romford, BM3 7SR, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/07/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100022
32 Marissal Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7NN, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/10/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100023
10 Sullivan Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0HS, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/12/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100024
19 Durlston Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9JJ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/09/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100025
56 Gosling Road, Slough, SL3 7TN, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100026
9 Chambers Avenue, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5BG, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/11/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100027
37 Ellwood Close, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6BL, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/09/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100028
95 Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6ET, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100029
46 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QW, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100030
9 Redford Crescent, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8RZ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/10/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100031
29 Borrowdale Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100032
53 Cambourne Avenue, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8RD, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/10/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100033
40 Daventry Road, Romford, RM3 7QT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100034
11a Hillview Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6BQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/02/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100035
15 Hillview Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6BQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017ReemaBSF-Reema-100036
43 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DP, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100037
21 Anton Road, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5AT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/11/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100038
160 Drake Avenue, Dines Green, Worcester, WR2 5RR, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/11/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100039
27 Kent Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8HN, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/06/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100040
75 Usk Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4HT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/02/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100041
2 Scotts Close, Heddington, Calne, SN11 0PG, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/03/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100042
35 Quantock Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4AL, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/03/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100043
64 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4AL, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/05/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100044
209 Kingsclere Avenue, Weston, Southampton, SO19 8JG, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/06/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100045
9 The Coppice, Bristol, BS13 8RF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/06/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100046
56 Byron Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6FQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/05/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100047
46 Keble Avenue, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8LZ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/07/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100048
89 Windermere Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9FY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0103/12/201901/05/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100049
46 Bridgwater Road, Romford, RM3 7UB, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/06/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100050
26 Newbold Crescent, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1FF, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/05/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100051
4 Mardale Road, Southampton, SO16 9GT, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/09/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100052
2 Parry Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0HU, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/09/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100053
11 Linford Close, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LR, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/09/2018WatesBSF-Wates-100054
100 Walsh Avenue, Bristol, BS14 9SH, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0127/11/201901/06/2018AireyBSF-RS-Airey-100055
48 Byron Road, Southampton, SO19 6FQ, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/09/2018ReemaBSF-Reema-100056
24 Atlee Crescent, Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7JT, United KingdomBrian Stocker000103/07/201901/01/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100057
12 Abbey Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 6EL, United KingdomBrian Stocker000126/09/201901/08/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100058
24 Park View, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5PS, United KingdomBrian Stocker000103/07/201901/02/2019AireyBSF-RS-Airey-100059
40 St Mary's Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8BG, United KingdomBrian Stocker000109/07/201901/04/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100062
12 Copeland Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9HA, United KingdomBrian Stocker000106/08/201901/04/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100063
25 Windmill Piece, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, SN4 0NY, United KingdomBrian Stocker000109/07/201901/04/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100064
35 Copeland Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9HA, United KingdomBrian Stocker000103/07/201901/04/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100065
44 Durlston Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9JH, United KingdomBrian Stocker000103/07/201901/05/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100066
5 Orchard Lane, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, LS24 9PN, United KingdomBrian Stocker000109/07/201901/05/2019AireyBSF-RS-Airey-100067
50 Glebe Road, Hertford, Herts., SG14 3JY, United KingdomAlan Cairns0001/X-0104/12/201901/07/2017WatesBSF-Wates-100068
6 Murray Close, Southampton, SO19 6FX, United KingdomBrian Stocker000122/01/202013/01/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-100070
107 Burke Drive, Thornhill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 6EG, United Kingdom Brian Stocker000106/08/201901/06/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100071
35 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QN, United KingdomBrian Stocker000124/10/201901/06/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100072
78 Buttington Road, Sedbury, Chepstow, NP16 7AN, United KingdomBrian Stocker000126/09/201901/06/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100077
17 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QN, United KingdomBrian Stocker000124/10/201901/08/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100080
70 Ruskin Avenue, Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7NA, United KingdomBrian Stocker000110/12/201927/11/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100082
12 Spalding Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6PG, United KingdomBrian Stocker000104/02/202028/01/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-100083
41 The Rosary, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8AG, United KingdomBrian Stocker000131/03/202020/03/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-100085
74 Mankley Road, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3LY, United KingdomBrian Stocker000125/03/202023/03/2020AireyBSF-RS-Airey-100086
8 Cadland Park, Holbury, Southampton, SO45 2PE
Brian Stocker000128/04/202026/03/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-100078
5 Scotts Close, Heddington, Wilts, SN11 0PGBrian Stocker000122/06/202007/04/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-1
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29 Pinnock’s Place, Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7NEBrian Stocker000108/06/202010/10/2019ReemaBSF-Reema-100081
80 Coldstone Cross, Hereford, HR2 9HRAlan Cairns0001/X-0114/05/202028/07/2020WatesBSF-Wates-100087
"39 Ellwood Close, Thornhill, Southampton,
SO19 6BL
Alan Cairns0001/X-0122/05/202024/07/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-100091
34 Birch Road, Tadley, RG26 4QSAlan Cairns0001/X-0117/03/202017/08/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-10088
36 Birch Road, Tadley, RG26 4QSAlan Cairns0001/X-0117/03/202017/08/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-10089
58 Highfield Road, Petersfield, GU32 2HNAlan Cairns0001/X-0101/06/202011/08/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-10092
110 Burke Drive, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6EFAlan Cairns0001/X-0124/06/202010/08/2020ReemaBSF-Reema-10093