Water Ingress Investigation – Otley

Water Ingress – Otley

Project Overview

CM Services Used:

Defect Investigation
Building Surveying

Client: Confidential Property Manager

Value: N/A

Project Break Down

Challenge: The client, a Managing Agent, was appointed to manage a recently refurbished residential apartment block which was formally 19th century Grade II listed hospital. Isolated leaks were detected to various parts of the pitched and flat roof sections. The managing agent approached the developer who refused the carry out the works as they were past the defect’s liability period.

Cardoe Martin Ltd was instructed to assess the roof condition and cause of the premature failure. It was noted that the structural timber deck supporting the fibre glass roof was incorrect in material and thickness. It was further observed that the fibre glass finish was incorrectly applied and the finishing coat failed causing pin hole apertures resulting in water ingress.

A detailed report was formed which included sketch plan and photographs highlighting the condition, cause and recommendations for repair.

Solution: The report was issued to the client who used the report to negotiate with the developer to repair the defect rather than peruse an insurance claim. Cardoe Martin was further instructed to act on behalf of the client to meet the developer and discuss the findings on site which included carrying out opening up works to prove the results of the report. The report together with the meeting resulted in the developer carrying out the works which involved replacing the entire flat roof sections and issuing a warranty on the work.


Sajid Rehman MRICS

Sajid Rehman MRICS

Regional Director – Residential Building Surveying

Phone: 0748 405 2526

Email: s.rehman@cardoemartin.co.uk

As a Head of Regional Building Surveying, Sajid is tasked with building up our Sheffield office in order to serve the North of England. At Cardoe Martin, Sajid is a specialist in Building Pathology and Contracts Administration and he works on a wide variety of projects. Ranging from residential housing to commercial industrial units.

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