Dec 04, 2006 11:45 pm
Argh. We're soooo frustrated.
We are currently building in an area that doesn't have any established houses in the immediate vincinity but has a public walkway over the road.
So far we've had 4 panes of double glazed windows smashed (one so badly that the frame is damaged), 1 pane of normal glass smashed, braceboard from upstairs kicked out & the insulating wrap torn off where the braceboard was...&, to top it off, one wooden-framed sliding door & a double-glazed window frame were stolen (+ they tried to remove all the other double-glazed windows but only managed to get the screws out). All on three separate occaisons!
Our site supervisor doesn't seem too concerned & obviously the insurance will cover replacement.
But our gripe (apart from the general stupidity of whoever is doing it) is that the broken windows haven't been fixed yet - they've been broken for a couple of weeks now & the whole "broken window syndrome" seems to be setting in - where if one window is broken, it makes it more likely that others will be broken.
Should our windows have been repaired by now? And is there anything we could do to help stem the vandalism a bit? Or should we just not worry? I'm worried that next time, it might be something structural that gets damaged.
Re: Vandalism on building site2
Dec 05, 2006 10:08 pm
If I were your builder I would not touch the broken windows till just before you moved in.
No use fuelling the fire!
I can’t believe it… as a kid we got up to all sorts but never damaged peoples personal things, I feel sorry for you, I can imagine how you’re feeling!
Good luck with it all, hopefully they’ve found something new to do, possibly being chained to the foot of their beds????
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