Friday, April 19, 2024

Breaking News: Roof blown off block of flats in Purfleet

FIRE CREWS have been called to a roof blown off of a two storey block of flats in Bridgland Road, Purfleet .

Fire crews report four residents have been made homeless, crews are currently dealing with the incident.


  1. Dear Leonard Watkinson,

    Dear Residents

    I am writing to you all regarding the issues that have been taking place with the recent storm damage.

    The storm in October 2013 caused many roof tiles to lift from all blocks in Griffiths Road and Bridgeland Road. As we already had contractors on site we were able to address most of the blocks immediately, but discovered that the tiles had originally be fixed with one nail and not two.
    We have reported our findings to Bellway and have been speaking to Chrissie Birch in customer services who has advised me that as this is an insurance claim Bellway will wait until a counter claim is made via Cunningham Lindsey.
    With regard to the block in Bridgeland Road, there is a flat roof in the middle of the block that has lifted causing severe damage to some of the properties. Again it appears to be a structural defect which is being investigated by the insurance company.
    I am sorry this has happened to you all especially at this time of year, and I can assure you I have been trying my very best to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Unfortunately my hands have been tied as this is an insurance issue; however I have been chasing on a daily basis to hurry up the process.
    Because of a resident knowing an employee at Cunningham Lindsey?s office in London, they have had to pass the file across to their Cardiff office which has also caused a delay in them responding.
    Cunningham Lindsey have appointed one of their contractors to attend today (23rd December 2013) to make watertight and safe the block. I hope that by the time you receive this letter the building has been made water tight and the roof is safe so that we can progress with repairs and renovations to your homes.

    Yours sincerely

    Susan Stewart
    Property Manager


    OM Property Management

  2. Dear Leonard Watkinson,

    Dear Residents of Bridgland Road,

    Following out Insurer?s attendance this afternoon, they have advised us that they cannot go up on the roof due to the dangerous high winds.

    Unfortunately, due to the high winds and health and safety risks involved, we cannot find a contractor who will be able to gain access to the roof today to make temporary measures to the roof.

    We were awaiting approval from the Insurers to meet the cost of the works and cannot carry out works under these weather conditions.

    We will provide a further update tomorrow.

    I apologise for the frustration and inconvenience caused.

    Yours failthfully
    Susan Stewart
    Property Manager


    OM Property Management

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