Homes demolished in West Sussex due to wrong type of cement

First published in News

Six new homes have been demolished - after builders used the wrong type of cement.
 

The new builds, which were part of a 38 house development in Hurstpierpoint, were knocked down as a “precaution” by construction firm Croudace.
 

Neighbours close to the Chalkers Lane development said diggers moved in one day and “crushed” the part-built houses to the ground.
 

Garry Rapson,  building director for the firm, said the blunder was down to “human error”.
 

He said: “Chances are the buildings would have been completed and there wouldn't have been a problem.

"However, we wanted to make absolutely sure there would be no problem and no inconvenience to whoever was to live in the properties.”
 

The homes are due to be completed in 2015.

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8:39am Mon 27 Jan 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Why did Garry Rapson, building director for the firm, say the blunder was down to “human error” What else could it have been?

Any bad mistake can be forgiven when you add that good old throw - away
comment "It was down to human error"

Oy mate! you just killed my dog you did and no mistake.
Sorry guv, it was down to human error it was
Errr! That's ok then, don't let it happen again or it'll be the worst for you..
Why did Garry Rapson, building director for the firm, say the blunder was down to “human error” What else could it have been? Any bad mistake can be forgiven when you add that good old throw - away comment "It was down to human error" Oy mate! you just killed my dog you did and no mistake. Sorry guv, it was down to human error it was Errr! That's ok then, don't let it happen again or it'll be the worst for you.. Boloney-marshal
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11:54am Mon 27 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Does this mean this company are employing people with no skills or knowledge and that's why this happened?

I wouldn't want to buy one of these houses.
Does this mean this company are employing people with no skills or knowledge and that's why this happened? I wouldn't want to buy one of these houses. getThisCoalitionOut
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11:56am Mon 27 Jan 14

Farawaynow says...

Wrong type of cement or skimped on the cement - were they subbies. I worked for Rice & Son and they used subbies who did just this. Years later it cost B&H council about 250K per block of flats and that was in the 80s' to put right the cowboys work.
Wrong type of cement or skimped on the cement - were they subbies. I worked for Rice & Son and they used subbies who did just this. Years later it cost B&H council about 250K per block of flats and that was in the 80s' to put right the cowboys work. Farawaynow
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