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      01-27-2013, 06:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation House wall collapse due to snowfall - my arse!

Typical DailyFail reporting.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-21212792



There is no way a gable wall could or should collapse like that due to snowfall & accumulation on the roof.

Looking at Google Streetview we now see the reason for the catastrophic failure!

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      01-27-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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That's some unsupported overhang!
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      01-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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There should be some big-ass steels supporting a cantilever of that magnitude.
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      01-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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http://metro.co.uk/2013/01/26/family...-snow-3367946/
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Would something like that need planning permission??
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LOL good find .. read that this morning on BBC news.

Did look a little strange considering that , well , there aint that much snow on the roof and the roof is still intact.

Bet he's sh1tting himself over buildings insurance
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Clearly nobody worked out the possible loadings :-)

I'm surprised that building control allowed it... But then I read it was a council owned property...
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My folks next door neighbour has a similar contraption attached to the side of their house. We call it the west wing and often watch it flap in the wind. It didn't need planning permission.
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"Contractors were also removing the car port from the next door property as a precaution".



Nothing to do with snow on the main roof then,more like the snow on a very poorly constructed car port.

Cash,Grab & Dash were the contractors, no doubt.
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Cash,Grab & Dash were the contractors, no doubt.
No, I didn't do those ones, Ian
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More like Bodgeit & Scarper.
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