Low rise and high rise flats

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Asbestos

You need to know where asbestos is so you can leave it undisturbed as far as possible

More about asbestos

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Precast concrete / system construction

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding 

Precast and system buildings

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Flat roofs

May be covered in a number of materials but should never be completely flat

More about flat roofs

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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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External brick, block & render walls

Cavity brick and rendered block walls, were in common use post war

Brick, block and render walls

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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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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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Pitched roofs

Post war flats had roofs like those on older tenements but concrete tiles were used

More about roofs

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Services

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

More about common services

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Drainpipes and drainage

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

Drainpipes and drainage

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1. Asbestos

You need to know where asbestos is so you can leave it undisturbed as far as possible

More about asbestos

2. Precast concrete / system construction

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding 

Precast and system buildings

3. Flat roofs

May be covered in a number of materials but should never be completely flat

More about flat roofs

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. External brick, block & render walls

Cavity brick and rendered block walls, were in common use post war

Brick, block and render walls

6. Estate landscaping

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

More about estate landscaping

7. 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

8. Pitched roofs

Post war flats had roofs like those on older tenements but concrete tiles were used

More about roofs

9. Services

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

More about common services

10. Drainpipes and drainage

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

Drainpipes and drainage