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Ian Cadell

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  • Comment on: Victorian terrace reconfigured by Amos Goldreich Architecture

    Ian Cadell's comment 14 January, 2019 12:56 pm

    No complaints here. Well Done!!

  • Comment on: Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects

    Ian Cadell's comment 13 January, 2019 4:43 pm

    IP - Not complaining, merely stating some observations.

  • Comment on: Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects

    Ian Cadell's comment 11 January, 2019 8:49 am

    I must point out, the failure of the secondary membrane requires the same of the primary. Sure, the docs are sealed but I visited the site prior to the demolition and can say the project was a monument to the utter incompetence of all involved, including DCC's very weak prosecution of the case. There are still several millions of pounds the taxpayers are left out of pocket.
    Quite obviously mere failure of the roof and cladding should not necessitate the demolition of the entire structure but joint separation and buckling of the CLT panels (not entirely due to water ingress) did for the whole sorry project.

  • Comment on: Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects

    Ian Cadell's comment 9 January, 2019 7:52 pm

    I can only say that the designers do not have a clue about timber construction.
    ignoring the utter blandness of the design; a complete unfamiliarity with the characteristics of wood is evident throughout.
    No overhang, no eaves, no attempt to direct water flow away from the walls; A disaster in the making.
    Horizontal cladding does not a roof make. Has nothing been learned from the Dartington Primary School fiasco??
    There would not be an AHJ in the lowliest dorp in the USA that would accept the plans of this infantile project even for a preliminary review.

  • Comment on: Girl guide campsite and activity centre completed by Walker Simpson Architects

    Ian Cadell's comment 4 January, 2019 10:45 am

    I do hope the Girl Guides administrators have set aside a sizeable contingency fund to address the maintenance nightmare the pretty timber 3x3's? will become in a few years time.

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