5pc concrete levy will add over €1k to build costs

Crumbling home affected by mica on Saol Clainne Anocht, TG4

The ROI levy on concrete will now be introduced in September 2023, as the Mica Action Group and CIF say it does nothing to deal with quality control issues.

We cover:

  • How much the new levy will add to building costs for blockwork and timber frame homes
  • Which concrete products will incur the levy
  • Issues with quality control in the construction industry
  • Status of prosecutions for defective blocks


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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