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Defects Analysis - Water Ingress


APA were instructed to investigate ongoing water ingress issues affecting various areas of a mixed use residential / commercial development containing a total of 45 flats and four commercial premises.  The water ingress had been ongoing for a significant period of time prior to APA’s appointment.  Dampness was reported as affecting five flats located in a vertical run, along with water ingress occurring to the ground floor commercial unit.  Following a review of the historic information provided by the property managers, APA undertook multiple methodical inspections of the building, and coordinated the opening up works of various areas, until the source of the water ingress was noted as being significant tears in the single ply roofing membrane located on a roof terrace of an upper floor property.

Temporary repair works were immediately instigated resolving the initial water ingress to the affected properties, whilst longer term remedial measures could be discussed and instigated.


What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.