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Colin James

Mould Appearing On Walls Of New Flats In Beattie Ave

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These flats have not been up 2 years yet and already they have had to repair the roof, now I see mould appearing in different areas on the external walls, see photographs I took this morning.

 

Beattie Ave 2.jpg

 

Beattie Ave 1.jpg

 

These flats are starting to look a little shabby already, I wonder how they will look in 5 years time...

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Have they been up 2 years already, wow where has that time gone? 

 

Shame about the mould already on the walls, I agree with Colin, within a few years these are going to look quite poor unless HH sort it out now, while the builders are still around. 

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Well there seems to be a problem with all the joints...

 

All three joints are leaking then.

 

Beattie Ave 3.jpg

 

It looks like the seals have gone on these ground floor windows, if not it is a bad case of condensation

 

Beattie Ave 4.jpg

 

Some repairs already required I see...

 

Beattie Ave 5.jpg

 

 

I said in this discussion about how rust runs will appear on the walls from this cheap metal window surrounds, have a look at these;

 

Beattie Ave 6.jpg

 

Drips are starting to already discolour the window cills where the water drops.

 

The houses opposite are also showing rust runs under the windows, I hate to think how these new builds are all going to look over the next 5 years.

 

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Is that it?

Looks like a small issue with roof edge joint above

 

Looking like a slightly bigger issue with all 3 joints leaking, pretty poor if you ask me in such a short space of time.

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Cheap materials or shoddy workmanship, take your pick

 

Actually, I would say poor detail design - it can be perfectly built but if the basic design is wrong, this is what you get. A lack of understanding or consideration of detailing of how rain impacts on buildings. I doubt it will be rectified.

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Actually, I would say poor detail design - it can be perfectly built but if the basic design is wrong, this is what you get. A lack of understanding or consideration of detailing of how rain impacts on buildings. I doubt it will be rectified.

 

Sadly, you are probably right, it will remain like this and just get worse and worse

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They will most probably have the same problem when they build the flats at Bath Street. Flat roofs are a false economy unless you live in the south of Spain and can enjoy the sunshine.

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I do not want to go off this topic but in my opinion, part of the planning process should be a prediction or forecast on how new builds will look in 10 years (maybe they already do this?)

 

I see lots of fairly new builds on my travels and all look vile after a short time.

 

In London there were some new houses with glass little roofs above the front door, similar to the ones in Conningsby Street, all covered in mould and these below do not look much better.

 

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