An extensive, modern residential apartment block, the buildings had been finished with a proprietary ‘thin coat’ render system, coloured white. The Directors were concerned that after 10 years the buildings were not keeping their appearance and that many water leaks were reported.
This luxury apartment block is approximately 10 years old. It was designed with the objective of low maintenance. Building materials were used that supported this concept. However, it is a mistake to believe nothing needs to be done. Low maintenance does not mean no maintenance.
A 1960’s residential apartment block. The residents were becoming increasingly concerned about the unexpected costs they had to pay out for adhoc building repairs. An example was water leaking into top floor apartments due to deterioration of the flat roof coverings and the ensuing costs and disruption. They felt they did not have an understanding of the state of their building; they could not plan maintenance or budget.