Bishopsdale Roof & Water Tank

Click on these links for Videos of the Roof and Water Tank (Taken in May 2016):

 Bishopsdale Hse Roof above flats 9 to 11. 26May…

 Bishopsdale Hse Water Tank. 26May2016.mp4

  • The roof material of Bishopsdale House is Felt.
  • The material covering of the Balcony Canopies is Asphalt but some have Reflective Paint on top of that covering to protect even more.  Balcony of No12 was painted with this in 2014 and balcony of No.10 was painted in 2015.
  • Although there is a small wall around the roof, a Safety Hand Rail of 1.0m high was installed in 2013.
  • The IRS (Integrated Reception System) digital aerial was installed in 2010.
  • The roof has some small AAVs (Automatic Air Vents) at the rear of the block which are no longer in use.  These were in operation when there was a Communal Heating System which was terminated and removed in 2011.
  • There are Rainwater Outlet downpipes (sometimes referred to as stack pipes) which should have a mesh covering.
  • There are Soil Vent pipes above all the Toilet/Bathrooms
  • The Cold Water Feed into the Tank Room is on the part of the roof above the stairwell and goes above Flat 12 into the Tank room.  These pipes are insulated and were raised from laying directly on the roof I 2016 after a number of leak issues had occurred continuously.
  • The Water Tank room had new Fibreglass tanks installed in 2013.
  • The floor of the Tank Room was painted in grey and the walls in white paint as Camden Council said this was for “Health & Safety “reasons, stating that contractors require a clean space in which to work.  The RTA/TRA challenged this cost and this is still in dispute (May 2016.)
  • After the new tanks were installed in 2013 and paint applied, several leaks occurred and therefore measures were taken to seal up gaps in the brickwork etc of the Tank room in 2016 where a number of things had not been completed properly and had caused these leaks.  This was investigated after the TRA challenged Camden and Camden agreed to refund each leaseholder at Bishopsdale House just under £300 each for works they had paid for in past service charges but had not been done satisfactorily.  The works were then carried out properly and no more leaks occurred.
  • Access onto the roof for Contractors is via the hatch and fixed ladder which is at the top of the Stairwell.
  • Should Scaffolding ever be needed for any roof works where materials cannot be taken through the hatch, the ideal position for the Scaffolding is to be erected by Bishopsdale’s SIDE entrance, in between the Entrance Door and the Shed Nos 36-41, on the flat brick wall.  This allows contractors to park on the pavement/road of Kilburn Place and materials do not need to be transported over any grass area.