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Any idea what this hole in the roof is for?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Char123, 11 Jun 2021.

  1. Char123

    Char123

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    I’ve recently moved house and seen this on the roof. And now it looks like we have a leak which looks suspiciously like it’s coming from here.
    It wasn’t picked up in the survey, so I’ve no idea what it is. Any ideas why you would intentionally have a hole like this in a roof? the second picture is taken from above with a selfie stick, unfortunately I couldn’t reach further.
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  3. blup

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    A flue of some sort, or an old soil pipe, that has been removed. Can you get in your loft and see any evidence of what was there. Is it above a kitchen with a removed boiler, or a toilet/bathroom.

    It should have been picked up on the survey unless inspection of that section of the roof was specifically excluded or subject of limitations in the report.

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    Is there a flat roof above the tiles?

    Andy
     
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  5. Char123

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    Yes there is a small one
     
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    Is your house one of several in the area of similar design?
    Take a look around the area to see if a similar house has a chimney there
    Probably a boiler flue/chimney that was badly removed
     
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    Its the rainwater drain run off for the flat roof.
    No reason to highlight it in the home report.
     
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    I'm not surprised you have damp issues. Clean out the guttering!
     
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    The drain looks as if it may not quite make it into the gutter fully. Yes, that gutter certainly needs a good clear out.
     
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    Needs a lead soaker beneath in lieu of the tiles that ordinarily would be there. Regular plain tiles would have fouled the falls from the lead outlet in any case - eaves tiles may have worked...?
     
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