Modern estates

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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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Precast Concrete and System Building

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding 

Precast and system buildings

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Pitched Roofs

Modern flats have roofs like those on older tenements but concrete tiles were used

More about roofs

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Timber kit construction

Most low rise flats are now constructed using timber kit or frame with a range of cladding types

More about timber kit construction

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Estate landscaping

Looks like public space but some owners have to maintain

More about estate landscaping issues 

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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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Services

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

More about common services

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Drainage and drainpipes

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

Drainpipes and drainage

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1. Flat roofs

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

More about flat roofs

2. Precast Concrete and System Building

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding 

Precast and system buildings

3. Pitched Roofs

Modern flats have roofs like those on older tenements but concrete tiles were used

More about roofs

4. Timber kit construction

Most low rise flats are now constructed using timber kit or frame with a range of cladding types

More about timber kit construction

5. Estate landscaping

Looks like public space but some owners have to maintain

More about estate landscaping issues 

6. 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

7. Services

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

More about common services

8. Drainage and drainpipes

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

Drainpipes and drainage