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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
09 Sep 2014 18:12
Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
09 Sep 2014 19:06

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe the San Andreas fault stretches to Dawlish. 

flo
flo
09 Sep 2014 20:22
Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
09 Sep 2014 21:25

Oh what a nightmare for them.  I wonder how many other old houses are held together by the render. Doesn't bear thinking about. 

stephen15
stephen15
09 Sep 2014 22:52

@flo-@Mcjrpc. I see Dawlish is in the news again. Which brings me nicely to a friend of mine who said they  are going to rush through the report about the coastal route at Dawlish. Apparently it was in one of the local newspapers. nobody has commented on here about it. so Dawlish should be in the news again.and that big crane has arrived at Dawlish.  I saw that while watching Dawlish Beach Railway Webcam. 

Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
09 Sep 2014 23:41

You'll have to keep us in the picture Stephen, I'm ashamed to say I haven't coughed up the £20 subscription.  What's the crane for? 

stephen15
stephen15
10 Sep 2014 00:45

@Mcjrpc. The crane has got something to do with the breach of the sea wall. I do not know exactly what it  is doing there.  May be someone else can tell you more. The Webcam you can have a £1 a week or £2 a month. You dont have to pay £20 a year. The crane is called Haven Seariser.

stephen15
stephen15
10 Sep 2014 01:00

@Mcjrpc. Finally, if you go on to Dawlish Beach FB page there is a fantastic picture of the crane.

Dawlish News
Dawlish News
10 Sep 2014 10:00

Thought i would start a new thread.

https://www.dawlish.com/thread/details/33976

Paul
Paul
10 Sep 2014 11:30

I bet the bodged up scaffolding pulled the house down.

Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
10 Sep 2014 11:40

I bet FREDBASSETT and ALLEMS won't be on here complaining about the build quality of these old homes...

Pete
Pete
10 Sep 2014 18:15

Scaffolding would not have done this. it would of helped to keep it upright if anything.

I hope you do not get sued by the scaffolding company.wink

 

 

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
10 Sep 2014 18:26

Was anyone living there at the time Pete? Definite...?

Pete
Pete
10 Sep 2014 20:26

You tell me Sweetheart.

Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
10 Sep 2014 22:12

surprise

Pete
Pete
10 Sep 2014 22:21

she is a babe, 

 

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
10 Sep 2014 22:24

The cottage is made of cob and it is a well known fact that if cob dries out the building crumbles. The upkeep of the rendering is crucial. 

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Mcjrpc
Mcjrpc
10 Sep 2014 22:53

Out of interest how do you maintain it?  We seemed to have so much rain last winter that it's hard to imagine it drying out.  Does central heating cause problems? 

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Judith Chalmers
Judith Chalmers
10 Sep 2014 22:59

Thanks Pete. I'll pay you the money I promised you for the compliments... the day after you post a photo of your sons GCSE certificates. Sweetheart. 

Pete
Pete
10 Sep 2014 23:21

Will do Baby.Love you lot's.

roberta
roberta
11 Sep 2014 12:12
Purrrrrfect
Purrrrrfect
11 Sep 2014 15:31

Shame the house wasn't built from the self righteous ingredients that JC is full of, that's chalmers not the other one. The house would have stood till the end of time.

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Purrrrrfect
Purrrrrfect
11 Sep 2014 15:37

IMG 3433

fannyann
fannyann
11 Sep 2014 16:48

I was told that because the walls are cob, someone put cement rendering over it, The cob couldn't breathe, and so when they chipped the rendering off it collapsed. Poor people, I feel for them.

 

Purrrrrfect
Purrrrrfect
15 Sep 2014 16:34

cob house repair

Daverc
Daverc
15 Sep 2014 17:44

Not that I know anything about this, but doesn't cob need a certain level of moisture content ?  I wonder if this dry summer has cause it to crumble ?

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