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RSHP's Oxley Woods housing is faulty, says resident

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ pioneering Oxley Woods housing development is under fire from a resident following a series of manufacturing faults

The prefabricated timber construction techniques used in the Manser Medal-winning Milton Keynes project (pictured), which came out of the government’s £60k housing contest, have caused leaks in some homes and a number of the windows and doors installed have been found to be faulty.

Exploratory work around windows at RSHP's Oxley Woods

Exploratory work around windows at RSHP’s Oxley Woods

Residents have expressed their anger towards builders Wood Newton and project managers Taylor Wimpey over the slow response times to their complaints (click here to read blog).

One house is said to have ‘severe water ingress’ and its owner said the behaviour from those in charge was a disgrace.

An RSHP spokesman said: ‘Some defects in manufacturing and construction can arise in buildings and when they do, they must be addressed speedily. We have encouraged Wood Newton and Taylor Wimpey to respond in an appropriate manner, which we understand they are now doing.’

The news comes after the practice announced proposals to bring its prefabricated techniques to a project in Hackney, London for the Metropolitan Housing Partnership.

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