Older brick and render flats

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Balconies

Maybe a cause of cold and damp, especially if the rest of the building has been overclad

Find out how balconies can cause damp

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Flat and pitched roofs, gutters and chimneys

20s - 30s flats had roofs like those on older tenements. Tiling is more common than slate

More about roofs

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External brick, block & render walls

Early types have solid brick walls but cavity walls started to be used. Block walls were often rendered

Brick, block and render walls

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Non traditional wall types

It may be hard to detect your building type since many of these buildings have now been overclad

Non-traditional building types

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Estate landscaping

It looks like public space but some owners have to pay to maintain these areas

More about estate landscaping

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Windows and Doors

Some of these buildings still retain their original timber windows and these can be maintained

Caring for windows

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Services

Gas, water, electricity and communal aerials  - when do they become your responsibility?

More about common services

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Drainage and drain pipes

Cracked, blocked and leaking drainpipes saturate walls leading to cold, damp and rot

Drainpipes and drainage

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1. Balconies

Maybe a cause of cold and damp, especially if the rest of the building has been overclad

Find out how balconies can cause damp

2. Flat and pitched roofs, gutters and chimneys

20s - 30s flats had roofs like those on older tenements. Tiling is more common than slate

More about roofs

3. External brick, block & render walls

Early types have solid brick walls but cavity walls started to be used. Block walls were often rendered

Brick, block and render walls

4. Non traditional wall types

It may be hard to detect your building type since many of these buildings have now been overclad

Non-traditional building types

5. Estate landscaping

It looks like public space but some owners have to pay to maintain these areas

More about estate landscaping

6. Windows and Doors

Some of these buildings still retain their original timber windows and these can be maintained

Caring for windows

7. Services

Gas, water, electricity and communal aerials  - when do they become your responsibility?

More about common services

8. Drainage and drain pipes

Cracked, blocked and leaking drainpipes saturate walls leading to cold, damp and rot

Drainpipes and drainage