Re: New Flats At ED Station - Be Warned! (it has a "veneer")
Posted by MatthewGBCN
November 30, 01:25PM
I will keep this short , but I do want to reply before I got to work and forget :-)
BOTH your points are SPOT ON and accurate , but as for the REAL BRICK houses being 'inefficient' well , honestly that is a 'half truth' in my opinion .
Yes , I will agree that modern building designs are 'better' [ noticeable - but not by much - just MY opinion] in keeping noise down (sound-proofing) , insulation (energy efficiency) ....
.... However , I used to live in these old houses , ( and I love it ! ) I know they get damp , mouldy and filled with wood lice etc , but if your tech-savvy and with a good combination of knowing YOUR HISTORY , you can avoid massive heating bills , expensive building repairs and aggravation from your neighbours over noise (except dinner parties !) .
All I can say is , please dont ruin (disapprove) good old stuff for us , there are adults - like myself , kids grown up from the 90's that actually remember what it was like in ED in the old houses , before they 'absorbed' by the rich and affluent . :-)
Anyway that is enough for me on this topic , and I am the kind of guy that could go on for many days , but I am out !
P.S. Southwark Council have lost the plot , and it seems to me they dramatically have lost their 'foresight' intelligence when approving/disapproving building applications ....
...Are they taking bribes ? You never know - maybe .