After his latest building disaster, a flat owner who is claiming damages hits out at the developer.

  • London flat of a homeowner collapses in latest building scandal
  • We only reveal the extent of the damage. The hole is 40cm by (30cm).
  • The latest question regarding building work in flats across Britain is “The damage.”
  • Many flats have been affected by the cladding crisis already and are now facing huge repair costs 

After the floor in his flat fell under his feet, a leaseholder is now having to deal with costly cladding issues.

Liam Spender explained that he felt the floor giving way while he was at his home on the weekend.

‘I felt it move and I moved quickly out of its way. I looked back and saw a dip in carpet. I almost fell through the flooring,’ he said.

Leaseholder Liam Spender (pictured) has hit out at poor craftsmanship at his London home in Canary Wharf

Liam Spender, a tenant, has complained about the poor craftsmanship in his London home at Canary Wharf.

Mr Spender moved the carpet to his London flat near Canary Wharf reveal the full extent of the damage– A hole measuring approximately 40cm by (30cm).

He explained that his flat is on two levels. The floor between them can be made with chipboard and wooden beams, and not concrete. 

However, Mr. Spender claimed that the floor joists were not strong enough to support the chipboard sheets. 

The floor that was damaged is located in the gallery above his bedroom. He said that it could have been worse and he could have gone through.

Spender took to Twitter to explain why the floor was inadequate, saying that there was only air between the floor boards, and the room below.

Mr Spender claimed that the chipboard floor was not adequately supported by the floor joists

Mr. Spender claimed that the floor joists did not support the chipboard floor.

The flat owner revealed the full extent of the damage - a hole that is approximately 40cm by 30cm

The flat owner revealed that the hole was approximately 40cm wide by 30cm deep.

This is the latest problem Mr. Spender has to face at his building. He already faces a bill of remediation works for cladding issues.

“I’m going get the bill for fixing the mess in the cladding. The broken floor is a step too far. 

He said, “I’m going get the bill for fixing the mess in cladding.” The broken floor is a step too far.

‘I haven’t received my bill yet for the cladding issues. I will, however, send the bill for the cladding and floor to Berkeley Homes’ chief executive officer and chairman.

Concerns about cladding since 2017’s Grenfell Tower Fire have become a national problem.

Lenders have refused finance for certain types of cladding, leaving some flat-owners in unsafe homes that are not possible to sell.

Berkeley Group was approached by the media for comment but declined. 

Mr Spender said the broken floor was 'a step too far' as he was already expecting a repair bill for cladding issues at his building

Mr. Spender said that the broken floor was too extreme, as he was already anticipating a repair bill for cladding problems at his building.

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