Agenda item

Repairs & Maintenance to roofs/balconies following water penetration

The Assistant Director of Barbican & Property Services to be heard.


The Assistant Director, Barbican, Housing and Property Services was heard in respect of repairs and maintenance to roofs and balconies following water penetration.  Members noted that the Roofs Working Party was due to meet again shortly and the next meetings of the RCC/BRC would receive a more detailed report.


The Assistant Director advised that the Brandon Mews roof survey by Langleys  was now complete and some minor maintenance works and cleaning would be required, including the drainage between barrels.  


Members noted that some minor repairs were required to the roofs that Langleys had warranted.  The Assistant Director had felt it prudent to wait on the results from the Brandon Mews Survey before commencing the works, which would take place before the end of the current financial year.  Members also noted that the tender for cleaning, repair and re-coating in respect of the 320 barrel roofs across the Estate had been returned.  The Director would now mark them for quality and send them to procurement to determine the most economically advantageous bid.  The BRC would receive a further update at their meeting on 10th December 2018.


Work was also in hand in respect of the Ben Jonson house leakages.  Members noted that the number of water ingress incidents had reduced and remedial works were in hand. 


Finally, the Assistant Director advised that, following further consideration by the Working Party, the next Committee report would provide an overview on the residual lifespan of roofs on the Estate, based on the best estimates for modern day costs in 7, 10 years etc.