Stone tenements and villas

Roofs, gutters, flashings, and chimneys

Find out about the different parts of your roof and how to maintain them.

External walls

External stone walls contain many features that look good and protect the walls below.

Windows

Timber sash and case windows are easily repaired and made made more energy efficient.

Close and stairs

An important part of your building’s structure and should be a welcoming approach to your home.

Floors and ceilings

Poor repairs can affect the floor joists (part of the structure) and lead to noise problems.

Drainage and drainpipes

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

Stone tenement structure

External and internal walls, the stair, roof timbers and joists make the structure of your building.

Services

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

Railings and ironworks

Cast iron may be found in many parts of older tenements, from drainpipes and gutters, skylights or air vents, through to structural columns.

Damp proof courses and basements

Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses.

Roofs, gutters, flashings, and chimneys

Find out about the different parts of your roof and how to maintain them.

External walls

External stone walls contain many features that look good and protect the walls below.

Windows

Timber sash and case windows are easily repaired and made made more energy efficient.

Close and stairs

An important part of your building’s structure and should be a welcoming approach to your home.

Floors and ceilings

Poor repairs can affect the floor joists (part of the structure) and lead to noise problems.

Drainage and drainpipes

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

Stone tenement structure

External and internal walls, the stair, roof timbers and joists make the structure of your building.

Services

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

Railings and ironworks

Cast iron may be found in many parts of older tenements, from drainpipes and gutters, skylights or air vents, through to structural columns.

Damp proof courses and basements

Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses.

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