Modern estates

Flat roofs

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

Precast concrete and system construction

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding.

Pitched roofs

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

Timber kit construction

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

Estate landscaping

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

Balconies

May be a cause of cold and damp, especially if the rest of the building has been overclad.

Drainage and drainpipes

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

Services

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

Flat roofs

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

Precast concrete and system construction

Most of these buildings are now insulated with overcladding.

Pitched roofs

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

Timber kit construction

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

Estate landscaping

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

Balconies

May be a cause of cold and damp, especially if the rest of the building has been overclad.

Drainage and drainpipes

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

Services

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

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