I know what people are probably going to say, but hey, here goes:-
We live in an end of terrace property built by Barratts East London in 1999.
The problem we have had for the last 18 months is that several of the Wooden Framed Double Glazed Units in our windows have failed and become water filled/misted up.
We invited the Builder round last January to look at this and to quote his actual words:-
`Your unit(s) seals have failed BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT PAINTED THE WINDOW FRAMES'.
Since moving into our house we never had much confidence in Barratts Building Ability, NOW WE HAVE EVEN LESS.
On our Development there are a lot of houses, older than ours, whose windows have never been painted/re-decorated, so we fail to see Barratts point on this.
Our question is Can Wooden Double Glazed Units 'fail' just purely down to lack of 'a coat of paint or two'?
or is the answer that Barratts are covering up something more serious by telling us a very professional porky pie?
ADDITIONALLY, IT IS MORE LIKLEY, THEY JUST DONT WANT TO SHELL OUT ON ANY PAY OUTS FOR WINDOW MANUFACTURING DEFFECTS THAT HAVE COME TO LIGHT AND THAT THEY ARE LIABLE FOR.
(ie 10 YEAR GUARANTEE) MAYBE (NOT LONG TO GO).
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