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New Library Falling Apart Already

#1 by astoness , Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:25 am

well i dont like saying i told you so...i stupidy gave this awful building 5 years before things started to go wrong..its only been open 6 months and this happened the other day...plus thousands of books have been put out of reach so are we now expected to wear hard hats and bring extra long ladders with us when we visit..thanks goodness no one was injured...i rest my case..



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#2 by Slow Jo , Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:56 pm

Sounds like shoddy workmanship again, but they will say some excuse to cover it up,no one will get a reprimand for it.

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#3 by astoness , Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:44 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #2
Sounds like shoddy workmanship again, but they will say some excuse to cover it up,no one will get a reprimand for it.


exactly jo..


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#4 by astoness , Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:47 pm

well now i will say i told you so folks...parts of the library now closed until the 19th of sept while work is carried out to bring it up to scratch...nearly 200 million quid spent and its still not right and this is not the only glitch since it opened a year ago...link below to their excuses as to why this has happened...what a joke..

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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:55 pm

I hope the bloody thing falls down. with the Designer and the Councillors all inside.


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#6 by astoness , Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #5
I hope the bloody thing falls down. with the Designer and the Councillors all inside.


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#7 by Voltman , Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:20 am

If that floor needs finishing to "an acceptable Standard" why did the Clerk of Works pass it in the first place?
And since when was "acceptable standard" good enough for a new building?


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#8 by Slow Jo , Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:24 pm

Like everything else today ,that will do ,no pride in there work,not like the old days.


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#9 by charliewag , Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:20 pm

May just say there is no skilled trades men in the building trade to day, they stopped taking on apprentices when self employment came into being and that's been over 20 years ago, hence cheap foreign labour.
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#10 by astoness , Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:45 am

Quote: charliewag wrote in post #9
May just say there is no skilled trades men in the building trade to day, they stopped taking on apprentices when self employment came into being and that's been over 20 years ago, hence cheap foreign labour.
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totally agree with you charlie..cheap labour and cheap materials...ive also been on the roof garden of this building and you want to see the finish of the floor tiles...great gaps in between them and rocking...i suspect there will be plenty more isssues to come...


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#11 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:04 am

it's fair to say that the stupid rules allow people to carry on with loads of trades without adequate training. Then you get a situation such as the Electrical trade where of course it's critical that all engineers are trained to a high standard. But it seems as though an electrician needs a new certificate every time someone designs a new plug.


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#12 by Voltman , Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:40 pm

Self employment is at least as old as employment. I fail to see how lower standards of workmanship can be attributed to being self employed. Employers pay for poor work, customers do not. So the truth is in fact quite the opposite.


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#13 by charliewag , Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:28 pm

Before self employment most of the big companies took on many apprentices, after self employment they stopped employing them and being self employed where mostly one or two man working together and could not afford to train apprentices, hence the demise of skilled workmen in the building trade

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#14 by astoness , Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:09 am

when the new library opened 16 months ago i went onto the roof garden to have a look and commented how ill fitting the paving stones were...yesterday repairs were going on to place the ones outside the windows....last week the down escalator on the fouth floor was not working as was one of the lifts....it just gets worse..


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#15 by mikejee , Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:46 am

I don't know about worse Lyn. When I first visited, a short time after it opened, only one lift was working, and you had to climb the stairs to get to the top. It might be an attempt to promote healthy living by giving people more exercise .LOL

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