Parapet Wall Problems

 

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What are Parapet Walls?

Parapet walls are typically above roof level and often sit on the boundary of the property as illustrated by the sketch and photographs below. They are generally either brick built or render with sometimes a coping stone.

Parapet walls coping stones

 

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Parapet wall

Parapet wall

Parapet wall

 

Georgian parapet walls

 

Parapet walls were particularly popular during the Georgian Era. These photos are to show the idea of a parapet wall rather than showing the exact detail you find in Georgian properties.

Parapet wall on Georgian property

 

Parapet wall to Georgian property

Hidden Front Georgian roof behind parapet walls

Close up of parapet wall showing no sign of roof

 

Georgian/Victorian parapet walls

Close up of Georgian/Victorian parapet wall

Parapet wall on Georgian roof

 

Victorian parapet walls

Brick parapet wall with lead flashing and concrete coping stone

Render parapet wall on Victorian property

Render repair on Victorian property

 

Parapet walls around flat roofs

Flat roof parapet wall

Flat roof papapet wall

Close up of flashing on flat roof parapet wall

 

Parapet Walls to Mansard Roof

Mansard roofs typically have problems with regards to the drainage to the front and rear but this does depend upon the detail. Please see the sketches of a typical mansard roof and typical problems that can occur to the parapet wall.

Mansard roof

 

Mansard roof

Parapet wall to Mansard roof

 

You may also find the following articles of interest:

Roof Problems

Residential Building Survey of Grade ll listed Georgian property

 

 

Parapet wall finishes

Coping stones

Many parapet walls are finished with a coping stone.

Parapet walls coping stones

 

Brick parapet wall with a lead flashing and a concrete coping stone

Brick built with tile coping and flashband flashing

Brick built with lead flashing and tile

 

Rendered parapet wall with straight lead flashing and a concrete coping stone

Rendered brick wall, flashband flashing, lead covering over coping stone

 

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If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a building surveyor we are happy to carry out valuations, building surveys, structural surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects reports, home buyers reports or any other property matters. Please contact us on 0800 298 5424 to have a free of charge friendly chat with one of our surveyors.

We feel our surveys are quite unique, as they are written to your level of knowledge. The surveys include photos and sketches and definitions. The survey will also include an action required section and an estimate of costs in the executive summary. We are more than happy to meet you at the property whilst carrying out the survey to discuss any specific issues you may have or have a general chat about what we have found at the end of the survey.

 

Commercial Property

If you are looking for commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold, we would recommend a survey as this will prevent dilapidations claims in the long run. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com , both of which we have been advised are very helpful!

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