Defective Concrete Block (DCB) affected homeowners can apply for SEAI home energy upgrade grants.

Grants are available to these homeowners under the same criteria as all other homeowners who are not affected with DCB. For DCB affected homeowners who are rebuilding their homes, if your original home was built prior to 2011, you will be eligible for a home energy upgrade grant. See Home Energy Upgrade Grants for information on the grant options available.

Under the current legislative provisions, a homeowner can only claim for additional grant measures from SEAI, if grant support for these measures has not been provided in the past. The MPRN is used as the unique identifier for every property.

To start the application process for an SEAI Home Energy Upgrade grant as a DCB affected homeowner please complete the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Registration Form so we can help you with your application, which can be found here.

Please note you will need to have your MPRN (which can be found on any electricity bill) and DCB scheme reference number to complete the form. You will also need to upload a copy of the Confirmation of Grant Eligibility letter from your Local Authority.

The Expert Report on DCB Scheme highlighted the importance that there be a ‘seamless’ inclusion of the SEAI grant during the remediation stage as many homeowners will wish to upgrade their dwellings in order to achieve enhanced energy performances. SEAI is working with Housing Agency, DECC and DHLGH to implement a process for homeowners.

Any homeowner who is affected by DCB can contact us at 01-8082004 and select option 5 on the menu or at where we will put you in touch with our dedicated team for DCB affected homeowners.