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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Hi all,
First time poster so apologies if this isn't great. We have just had our conservatory roof replaced from polycarb to glass. The job has just been finished and we have yet to pay. I have some concern regarding the flashing and would value any input please. I have attached pictures. It appears to be some sort of silver tape. I asked about it at the time and asked if it would be shaped but was told this was the right stuff for the job. I know very little about this kind of thing but the finish looks a bit of a mess in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Caw looks very diy. Not what you want when you are paying for good glass.

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It looks poor over the top of the spars

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The material shown in the photograph appears to be Flashband or an equivalent.
If this was my Conservatory I would expect the Flashings to have been Code 6 Lead.
It looks like the Flash-band they have used has been turned into one of the bed-joints in the brick-work,
but that is not clear from the photo. In the photo, it is looking like some kind of black mastic has been run across the top!

I feel you need to check the quotation for the work. If it states to include all flashings in lead, then you certainly have not got that.

Hope that helps.

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The 'Flashband' isn't even stuck down as it should be.

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Quote just says supply and fit conservatory roof. Should I be trying to renegotiate price or asking lead to be put in?


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tino116 wrote:
Quote just says supply and fit conservatory roof. Should I be trying to renegotiate price or asking lead to be put in?



I feel that what they have given you is sub-standard and almost not fit for purpose.
Perhaps take a stance where you feel Lead should have been used and ask for their proposals!
Let us know how you get on.
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davyp1 wrote:


I feel that what they have given you is sub-standard and almost not fit for purpose.


I'd go further and say "Not fit for purpose" If the rain was coming down from the right (Wrong) direction with a heavy wind/gale behind it then the rainwater could easily be blown up through some of those gaps... Obviously we only have the pics to go by buuuutttt..

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wine~o wrote:
davyp1 wrote:


I feel that what they have given you is sub-standard and almost not fit for purpose.


I'd go further and say "Not fit for purpose" If the rain was coming down from the right (Wrong) direction with a heavy wind/gale behind it then the rainwater could easily be blown up through some of those gaps... Obviously we only have the pics to go by buuuutttt..



What I see as a contributory factor is:
    Conservatories are not subject to Planning permission
    Nor are they subject to building regs or their inspections!
    Subsequently the guys building conservatories (or should I say most of them) or repairing or altering them are only accountable to the customer!
    Mundane stuff like 'Flashings' and 'making sure it's watertight' are left to the whim of the 'craftsmen ' employed by these outfits!
So what is the way forward?
My feeling is still to get the Guy to site and get through to him that you, THE CUSTOMER are not at all happy. Also that you need to hear his proposal to remedy the work.


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That is crap work, only an idiot can see you have not been done over.
The flash band isn't chased in, they have run a black mastic bead over to disguise that its just stuck to the wall.

regardless of what they have quoted, it should be a lead flashing, chased into the wall, sealed with lead mate and dressed tight onyo the roof.

We chase up countless remedial inferior jobs like this.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:58 pm 
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The glass looks nice and clean though :wink:


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