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    • Phil Murphy
      This one contains mostly power, telephone and broadband cables servicing more than one flat. The door protection was found to be inadequate at every level. Over the years a lot of electricians and visiting engineers had made holes for the...
      • Phil Murphy
        Phil Murphy uploaded the file Another riser, this one is sealed
        This sealed riser contains gas supplies to flats. It hadn't been inspected for fifty years. While it isn't a full height riser and does have separation at every floor level, when a Type 4 assessor opened up the riser at various levels...
        • Phil Murphy
          Phil Murphy uploaded the file Still more boxing
          Prior to the addition of vent ducting and heating pipes, this ceiling was flat concrete and both ceiling lights clearly visible. Again, it makes it difficult to check the fire stopping and to carry out annual servicing of vent duct fire...
          • Phil Murphy
            Phil Murphy uploaded the file More boxing
            Further added fire loading on an escape route. Unless it is proven to be fire resistant board, erring on the side of caution due to the critical nature of means of escape, it is probably fair to assume that it's made of wood, chipboard or...
            • Phil Murphy
              The bulbs seen here in my hallway would quickly fail if exposed to heat from a fire anywhere in the flat, it would then be in total darkness. The same heat would quickly melt the coving and the (potentially...
              • Phil Murphy
                The reinforced concrete walls make it difficult to chase-in any new wiring so that it is embedded them into walls in the way you would expect to find in a regular dwelling/house. Boxing around pipes associated with the...
                • Phil Murphy
                  Moulding like this may, after being decorated over and sealed, may be less noticeable and, deceptively, look less like a comparatively recent addition. Still, behind it are pipes and cavities that were not part of the original...
                  • Phil Murphy
                    The riser serves more than one flat at every level, undivided. Over fifty years, the DIY enthusiasts (and plumbers) that changed their bathroom ceramics are likely to not have understood the need to fire stop any work. The likelihood of plastic...
                    • Phil Murphy
                      It adjoins numerous flats at every level, is not separated at floor levels and is only accessible by entering a dwelling. The door to it was fifty years old and not fit for purpose, it is a fire door and has smoke seals and an intumescent...
                      • Phil Murphy
                        Phil Murphy uploaded the file A boxed in 6 inch pipe
                        Concealed within a wood-panel constructed surround, this full height drain was found to have just a small quantity of regular expanding foam surrounding it where it passed between floor/ceiling level compartment barriers. A fire...
                        • Phil Murphy
                          Phil Murphy bookmarked I, Daniel Blake in the group Films about housing
                          A touching real-life film by Ken Russel. After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
                          • Phil Murphy
                            Phil Murphy uploaded the file demo.png in the group Problematic District and Communal Energy Systems
                            • Phil Murphy
                              Phil Murphy uploaded the file stretford house.JPG
                              • Phil Murphy
                                Phil Murphy posted on Admin's wall

                                Testing the new 'wall' feature

                                • Phil Murphy
                                  Phil Murphy added a new video Cracks in the System in the group Films about housing
                                  By the fabulous Rainbow Collective Preview version of the not-for-profit Ledbury Estate documentary ‘Cracks In The System’ which tells the story of serious fire and gas safety issues affecting four tower blocks on a Peckham housing...
                                  Cracks in the System
                                  • Phil Murphy
                                    I think this is a brilliant film, by Velvet Joy Productions.   "Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle Trailer: https://vimeo.com/214739731   In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda...
                                    • Phil Murphy
                                      Phil Murphy added a new video Life in the Shadow of the Towers in the group Films about housing
                                      Tucked away under the gleaming towers of Canary Wharf, Poplar is going through rapid change. Situated in one of the poorest boroughs in the country and now in the sights of the property developers, what lies in store for those that live and work in...
                                      Life in the Shadow of the Towers
                                      • Phil Murphy
                                        Phil Murphy created the group Films about housing
                                        Films about housing - please add to this collection with films you know. There have been some outstandingĀ films about housing. Some are available online & be here to watch in the video section. You can review a film, link to a film or...
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