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Direct Line: 07793 000 041
Office: 020 8661 2308
Email: info@wallingtonbuildingservices.co.uk

Contact Infomation

Direct Line: 07793 000 041
Office: 020 8661 2308
Email: info@wallingtonbuildingservices.co.uk

Annual Property Checks

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE

 Please see below some useful guidelines and advice on general maintenance:

Sloped roof coverings

Look out for:

  • Any loose slipped slates
  • Slates/debris overhanging gutters
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings

Recommend:

  • Check roof over every 12 months
  • Remove any debris and plant growths from roof and gutters
  • Check and repair loose/broken/slipped slates
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor

Flat roofs

Look out for:

  • Any lose edges, cracks or splits
  • Build-up of moss and debris
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings

Recommend:

  • Check roof over every 12 months
  • Remove any debris and plant growths from roof and gutters
  • Ensure rainwater outlets and overflows are kept free from debris
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor
    *Flats roofs usually have a limited life expectancy (normally 10 years) depending on what materials have been used. it is recommended to replace flat roofs in their entirety if repairs have failed

Gutters (parapet, valley, box)

Look out for:

  • Any lose edges, cracks or splits
  • Build-up of moss and debris
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings
  • Rainwater pouring through the overflow

Recommend:

  • Check roof over every 12 months
  • Remove any debris and plant growths from roof and gutters
  • Ensure rainwater outlets and overflows are kept free from debris
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor

Eaves gutters & downpipes

Look out for:

  • Any dampness appearing on the building at gutter level
  • Build-up of moss and debris overhanging gutters
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings internally
  • Drips from gutter joints

Recommend:

  • Clean gutters every 6-12 months depending on surrounding environment (trees/leaf fall)
  • Ensure rainwater outlets and overflows are kept free from debris
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor

Flashings, secret gutters etc.

Look out for:

  • Obvious signs of misplaced flashings on chimneys etc.
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings

Recommend:

  • Check flashing during routine roof repairs every 12 months
  • Remove any debris from secret gutters
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor
  • Temporarily replace slipped metal elements.
  • Recommended every 12 months.

Roof lights, cupolas

Look out for:

  • Broken or slipped glazing
  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings
  • Loose of flaking paint from internal timbers of cupola

Recommend:

  • Check flashing during routine roof repairs every 12 months
  • Remove any debris from secret gutters
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor

Chimneys

Look out for:

  • Dampness appearing on walls and ceilings
  • Visual defects to pots/cowls/render

Recommended:

  • Check flashing/pots/cowls/render during routine roof repairs every 12 months
  • Remove any debris from secret gutters
  • Report back with any further defects to monitor

Main stonework, including pointing

Look out for:

  • Dampness appearing on walls at gutter level
  • Growing ivy/mossy plants
  • Loose stonework and pointing

Recommend:

  • Monitor the growth of plants/ivy
  • Repair loose pointing loose/flaking stonework
  • Clean/repair gutters and ensure outlets are clear

Roughcast/render

Look out for

  • Dampness appearing on walls at gutter level
  • Cracks in appearing on render/roghcast
  • Loose stonework and pointing

Recommend:

  • Visual inspection from ground level
  • Lightly tapping cracked areas to sound for "bossed" areas
  • Recommended every 12-60 months.