Hi there, just bought a house in Chieti, in a small village. When I viewed the house I was accompanied by a Geometra who offered to do a survey for me. I paid E300 for the survey which was in fact no more than about 15 words saying that the house was 'structurally sound' but needed some work doing to the roof which would be in the region of E6,000.
We've got the premssions to renew our roof, we got the details of a reputable scaffolding company from the mayor, and works starts tomorrow....
We have a registered builder doing the work, but, the scaffolding sticks out into the road, its only single track. We've got a warning triangles, lots of red and white tape, flag etc. so there's lots of notice. Should we have got some sort of additional permission? There were photos of the house that went in with the planning application, but something niggling in the back of my mind!
Our NOT very old beams and wood-lined roof have little holes in them and wood dust seen below on the floor. The wood is rovere and the woodworm seem to be only, so far, in the lighter bits of wood. How quickly will they spread and do they do so all year round or just in warm weather? How quickly have we got to solve the problem before it gets out of hand? Some of our ceilings are quite high up so going up a ladder to poke syringes into little holes doesn't look like fun. Anyone got any experience of all this?
I wonder if anyone can tell me exactly what the rules are regarding cost sharing for a new roof. I have a top floor flat, there is one under me (same sq.mt I imagine) and two small cantinas at ground level, one front and one back. I understand that the cost has to be apportioned between all the owners, but is it a simple division based on area, or, as someone has suggested to me, the flat nearest the roof pays a higher percentage than the ones underneath, on a sliding scale down to the ground.
Can anyone advise? We have a new structure which has a flat concrete roof with a raised parepit wall around it. We need information about specialist suppliers and installers for this type of roof. It has to have insulation (sloped) and then membrane or material to make it waterproof. Any information about specialists in this type of roof would be welcome. Regards David and Maria
We are looking to have the roof of our stone farmhouse repaired. It is actually quite sound in most respects, but it is subject to tile slippage in high winds so leaks do pop up. We thought that all that was really needed was to secure the ridge tiles etc to prevent movement.