Defects

Roof track inspection

Roof track inspection

We were brought in retrospectively after the project had completed. The entire roof had been condemned basically due to health and safety issues following our investigations/recommendations. The defect photo shows

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Lime staining brickwork

Lime staining brickwork

Lime staining is free lime, generally from mortar, which has been washed from the mortar joints on to the face of the brick.  Lime staining can occur with any brick as

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Common efflorescence

Common efflorescence

Common efflorescence is the visible occurrence of salts on the face of the brickwork. Soluble salts are left on the surface of the brickwork by water which has passed through

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Poor quality brickwork

Poor quality brickwork

This defect shows the poor quality of brickwork installation on a project.

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Perpend joints outside of tolerances

Perpend joints outside of tolerances

Classic build defect showing the perpend joints outside of tolerances, which is neither aesthetically pleasing nor will it ensure structural integrity of the building.

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Missing fire stopping

Missing fire stopping

A classic defect picture taken on-site where the fire stopping detail was missing. This is dangerous if left as it is currently.

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Cable ties have many uses

Cable ties have many uses

The first picture refers to an electrical issue. The 22 x 20 mm flexible conduits should have been connected but in this case, they were only cable tied! The second

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Is this a trap?

Is this a trap?

The handles of this door were installed in between our inspections. This poor handle design on a double door installation means that if anyone attempts to close one door or

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Let’s rest it here!

Let’s rest it here!

This defect relates to a step over installed by a main contractor on a roof.  It’s intention is to ensure safe passage of operatives and protect the M&E services installed

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Lavae infected turf

Lavae infected turf

The main contractor had turf delivered without checking the origin and the quality of the material. The turf was full of a specific lavae which infects the soil and also

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