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.
For more information or to make an application
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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 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:
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.
|Practitioner Name||Practitioner Address||Practitioner Cert. (PDF)||Registration No.||Registration Date||PRC House Type||Repair Specification (PDF)|
|Alan Cairns||Alan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom||0001/X-01||1||15 Oct 14||Reema||BSF-Reema-1|
|Alan Cairns||Alan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom||0001/X-01||2||15 Oct 14||Wates||BSF-Wates-1|
|Alan Cairns||Alan Cairns Associates, Unit 1, Office 1, Tower Lane Business Park, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XT, United Kingdom||0001/X-01||3||01 Aug 17||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1|
|Brian Stocker||Wheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom||0001||1||12 Aug 14||Reema||BSF-Reema-1|
|Brian Stocker||Wheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom||0001||2||12 Aug 14||Wates||BSF-Wates-1|
|Brian Stocker||Wheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom||0001||3||01 Aug 17||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1|
|Brian Stocker||Wheelhouse, Nunnery Green, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3 JW United Kingdom||0001||4||18 Jun 18||Underdown/Winget||BSF-RS-Underdown-Winget-1|
|Address||Practitioner name||Practitioner Certificate No. (PDF)||Date of Registration||Date of Repair||PRC House type||Repair Specification (PDF)||Repair Certificate (PDF)|
|33 Chambers Avenue, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5BG, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2015||01/11/2015||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00001|
|10 St Mary's Way, Baldock, Herts., SG7 6JF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||06/09/2016||01/12/2015||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00002|
|36 Cawdor Avenue, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5RF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||06/09/2016||01/12/2016||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00003|
|49 Stuart Way, Windsor, Berks., SL4 5LR, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||06/09/2016||01/02/2016||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00004|
|20 Avon Banks, Salisbury, Wilts., SP5 8JU, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||06/09/2016||01/08/2016||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00005|
|45 Meadow Road, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8DU, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||15/09/2016||01/03/2016||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00006|
|173 Four Acres, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||15/09/2016||01/04/2016||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00007|
|36 Daventry Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 7QT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||20/09/2016||01/05/2016||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00008|
|144 Byron Road, Southampton, Hants., SO19 6EY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||20/09/2016||01/06/2016||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00009|
|23 Scotland Close, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants., SO50 7BQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||15/09/2016||01/08/2016||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00010|
|44 East Weare Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1EU, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/01/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00011|
|37 Windmill Piece, Chiseldon, Swindon, SN4 0NY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||09/01/2017||04/01/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00012|
|24 Withymead, Marshfield, Southampton, SN14 8PB, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/05/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00013|
|37 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DP, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||09/01/2017||05/01/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00014|
|140 Byron Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6EY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/01/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00015|
|145 Porlock Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9JF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/02/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00016|
|35 Carlisle Road, Worcester, WR5 1HX, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/02/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00017|
|3 Birch Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 4QT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||22/05/2019||01/07/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00018|
|12 St Mary’s Way, Baldock, SG7 6JF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/05/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00019|
|14 Keighley Road, Romford, RM3 8RB, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/05/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00020|
|52 Glebe Road, Hertford, SG14 3JY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/08/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00021|
|8 Hailsham Close, Harold Hill, Romford, BM3 7SR, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/07/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00022|
|32 Marissal Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7NN, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/10/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00023|
|10 Sullivan Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0HS, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/12/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00024|
|19 Durlston Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9JJ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/09/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00025|
|56 Gosling Road, Slough, SL3 7TN, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00026|
|9 Chambers Avenue, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5BG, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/11/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00027|
|37 Ellwood Close, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6BL, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/09/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00028|
|95 Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6ET, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00029|
|46 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QW, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00030|
|9 Redford Crescent, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8RZ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/10/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00031|
|29 Borrowdale Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00032|
|53 Cambourne Avenue, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8RD, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/10/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00033|
|40 Daventry Road, Romford, RM3 7QT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00034|
|11a Hillview Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6BQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/02/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00035|
|15 Hillview Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6BQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00036|
|43 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9DP, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00037|
|21 Anton Road, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5AT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/11/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00038|
|160 Drake Avenue, Dines Green, Worcester, WR2 5RR, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/11/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00039|
|27 Kent Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8HN, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/06/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00040|
|75 Usk Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4HT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/02/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00041|
|2 Scotts Close, Heddington, Calne, SN11 0PG, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/03/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00042|
|35 Quantock Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4AL, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/03/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00043|
|64 Mansell Road East, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4AL, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/05/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00044|
|209 Kingsclere Avenue, Weston, Southampton, SO19 8JG, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/06/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00045|
|9 The Coppice, Bristol, BS13 8RF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/06/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00046|
|56 Byron Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6FQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/05/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00047|
|46 Keble Avenue, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8LZ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/07/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00048|
|89 Windermere Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 9FY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||03/12/2019||01/05/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00049|
|46 Bridgwater Road, Romford, RM3 7UB, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/06/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00050|
|26 Newbold Crescent, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1FF, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/05/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00051|
|4 Mardale Road, Southampton, SO16 9GT, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/09/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00052|
|2 Parry Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0HU, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/09/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00053|
|11 Linford Close, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LR, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/09/2018||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00054|
|100 Walsh Avenue, Bristol, BS14 9SH, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||27/11/2019||01/06/2018||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1||00055|
|48 Byron Road, Southampton, SO19 6FQ, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/09/2018||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00056|
|24 Atlee Crescent, Upper Stratton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7JT, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||03/07/2019||01/01/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00057|
|12 Abbey Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 6EL, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||26/09/2019||01/08/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00058|
|24 Park View, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5PS, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||03/07/2019||01/02/2019||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1||00059|
|40 St Mary's Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8BG, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||09/07/2019||01/04/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00062|
|12 Copeland Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9HA, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||06/08/2019||01/04/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00063|
|25 Windmill Piece, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, SN4 0NY, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||09/07/2019||01/04/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00064|
|35 Copeland Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9HA, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||03/07/2019||01/04/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00065|
|44 Durlston Road, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9JH, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||03/07/2019||01/05/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00066|
|5 Orchard Lane, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, LS24 9PN, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||09/07/2019||01/05/2019||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1||00067|
|50 Glebe Road, Hertford, Herts., SG14 3JY, United Kingdom||Alan Cairns||0001/X-01||04/12/2019||01/07/2017||Wates||BSF-Wates-1||00068|
|6 Murray Close, Southampton, SO19 6FX, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||22/01/2020||13/01/2020||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00070|
|107 Burke Drive, Thornhill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 6EG, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||06/08/2019||01/06/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00071|
|35 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QN, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||24/10/2019||01/06/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00072|
|78 Buttington Road, Sedbury, Chepstow, NP16 7AN, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||26/09/2019||01/06/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00077|
|17 Burnham Road, Tadley, RG26 4QN, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||24/10/2019||01/08/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00080|
|70 Ruskin Avenue, Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7NA, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||10/12/2019||27/11/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00082|
|12 Spalding Road, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 6PG, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||04/02/2020||28/01/2020||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00083|
|41 The Rosary, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 8AG, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||31/03/2020||20/03/2020||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00085|
|74 Mankley Road, Leonard Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3LY, United Kingdom||Brian Stocker||0001||25/03/2020||23/03/2020||Airey||BSF-RS-Airey-1||00086|
|8 Cadland Park, Holbury, Southampton, SO45 2PE||Brian Stocker||0001||28/04/2020||26/03/2020||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00078|
|5 Scotts Close, Heddington, Wilts, SN11 0PG||Brian Stocker||0001||22/06/2020||07/04/2020||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00079|
|29 Pinnock’s Place, Upper Stratton, Swindon, SN2 7NE||Brian Stocker||0001||08/06/2020||10/10/2019||Reema||BSF-Reema-1||00081|