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messageRe: East Dulwich Hotel
Posted by rachp April 29, 03:59PM

Surely those bricks aren't in their intended end state, I just assumed there is some kind of treatment on them that will be removed??? Agree, they currently look awful. Who knows???

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Posted by hpsaucey April 29, 04:21PM

Any piccies for those of us unlikely to be passing?

Intrigued...

HP

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Posted by tiddles April 30, 09:37AM

Thatís the salt coming out - but even when that has leached out the are still awful (and cheap) bricks

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Posted by worldwiser May 03, 05:10PM

I've never seen that quantity of salt coming out of a newly built wall. Anyone have an idea why such a huge amount?

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Posted by PnB May 03, 06:51PM

I think the bricks will start to look normal soon, has anyone been working on the site since this corona thing all kicked off? its clearly not finished yet, so people should just relax before writing the whole project off.

I'd also like it if that Chinese place beside it opened again soon, i fancy a decent bit of Choi Mein and Chop Suey.



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Posted by micromacromonkey May 04, 10:47AM

I was also wondering about the bricks. You can buy new bricks that try to look 'reclaimed' by having white and reddish paint splodges on them. I assume you're only supposed to use those sparingly though; I wondered if someone had got a bit carried away and made an entire wall out of them.

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Posted by nxjen May 04, 11:11AM

The problem has been made worse by the use of a dark coloured mortar instead of a light coloured one

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Posted by Carrie May 04, 07:54PM

For HPSaucy - photo of the contender for ugliest building in East Dulwich

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Posted by clintmcjam May 05, 12:56PM

Looking at the photograph, these look to have been built by a company called Technocrates.

I would strongly advise anybody considering purchasing a property from this developer to look elsewhere - we bought a property from them in East Dulwich in early 2019 and have experienced numerous issues due to poor design and workmanship which still remain unresolved - so far all we have received are broken promises and threats of legal action!

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Posted by fishbiscuits May 05, 04:57PM

Why don't the windows line up?

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Posted by wordsworth May 05, 05:58PM

The whole mess is a dogs dinner.

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Posted by KidKruger May 05, 06:44PM

The windows do line-up donít they ?

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> Why don't the windows line up?

messageRe: East Dulwich Hotel
Posted by Sue May 06, 12:11AM

KidKruger Wrote:
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From the angle the photo is taken, the top storey windows don't seem to line up with the ones below.

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Posted by KidKruger May 06, 08:36AM

Top storey windows appear to line-up fine !

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Posted by Lemming May 06, 11:27AM

As mentioned above, the white stuff is efflorescence, salt coming out of the bricks. There are various causes, some down to construction, some unavoidable. Usually it just goes away.

Also worth mentioning that newly laid bricks (whether actual new bricks or reclaimed) can look a whole lot different some time down the line after construction, especially if they're retaining a lot of moisture when laid. A load of reclaimed bricks we used looked like the 1980s game 'breakout' after they were laid. Nearly had a heart attack. They dried out eventually and look great now. So wait and see.

The windows all look lined up to me, apart from the 'unit' on the right where the windows are a couple of courses higher than the other three, this difference also visible along the parapet wall. Looks a little incongruous from the outside, but can't imagine why anyone would do this 'by mistake' (it's more work than making straight lines) so there must be a valid design reason for it somewhere which isn't obvious from the outside.

I don't mind Velfac (I think?) windows myself but I'm not sure if they're the best choice for this design.

On the upside, the mansard roof / loft area on this project looks a whole lot better than nearly all the loft conversions around here, so if you've got one of those and want to criticise this as an eyesore...

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Posted by fishbiscuits May 06, 12:35PM

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The rightmost windows look significantly higher than the others to me.

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messageRe: East Dulwich Hotel
Posted by fishbiscuits May 06, 12:37PM

Perhaps because the road isn't quite flat, so the rightmost "unit" is higher than the rest? Still... looks a bit crap to me.

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Posted by KidKruger May 06, 09:34PM

The top storey windows are all in line.
The middle storey windows appear slightly higher to the right, perhaps because the wall they are in is further forward ?
According to photo.
But top floor in line.

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messageRe: East Dulwich Hotel
Posted by wordsworth May 06, 10:43PM

They don't align..
it's funny... it's rubbish

messageRe: East Dulwich Hotel
Posted by fishbiscuits May 06, 10:58PM

Oh I see.. yes it's the first storey that doesn't align. All very strange.

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Posted by hpsaucey May 06, 11:16PM

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Thanks Carrie - much appreciated!

HP

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Posted by NewWave May 06, 11:24PM

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> Why don't the windows line up?

good spot..they look really wonky

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