THE DEFECT LIST IS NOW CLOSED.

NEW ITEMS CAN BE ADDED BEFORE THE 1ST OF JUNE VIA AN EMAIL TO MVUGTS@INF

-- MarijeVugts - 04 May 2009

Informatics Forum Defectslist

With the defects period ending mid-June, this is our last chance to report any outstanding defects. Please have a good look in your office and add any defects (no matter how small) to this list. All other items still need to be reported to forum-issues@inf (please see below for a list of items). The term defects refers to items that should have been done by the builders in the first place or are not correctly implemented, see for examples the start of the list below. This includes only items that were part of the contract.

Please do NOT add the following items, but send an email to forum-issues:

  • all items that require urgent attention
  • heating, ventilation or acoustics: they are already on the overall defects list and do not need to be repeated separately
  • windows: the lack of friction stay is already on the overall defects list and will be corrected. (All other issues with windows should be add to the defects list)
  • furniture requests: this is an Informatics/UoE issue and new requests should be send to forum-issues@inf
  • things that you think are design flaws. Please do email these to Forum-issues as some may be able to be rectified as a retrofit.
  • issues with the access control doors: the outstanding items are already on a list which the builders and our own engineers are already working on.

If you are not sure about an item, please do enter it in the defects list below. The list will be checked before sending to the contractors. Items that belong on the University / Informatics action lists instead will be moved to those at the end of the month.

Abbreviations and terms

Core A stair and lift lobby in NW corner of main building
Core B stair and lift lobby in SE corner of main building
Core C Toilet corridor in Wolfson Wing
Core D stair and lift lobby in S corner of Wolfson Wing
FD Fire door
GF Ground floor
RG Roof garden (off mini forum 2)
RT Roof terrace (on the north side of the building next to office 4.36)
LHS Left hand side
RHS Right hand side
WW Wolfson Wing

DEFECTSLIST:

Please make sure that you add your name in reported by, so we know who to contact if more information is required. Please leave the column CAT (category) empty. Marije will go through the list and fill in the categories.

To add your item, please scroll to the 'edit defects list' button at the bottom of the page.

REPORTED BY AREA/ ROOM CAT DESCRIPTION REMARKS
Walkround GRD / MF 1.16 Snags Thermostat cover broken  
Walkround GRD / MF 1.18 Door Large gap under door  
Walkround GRD / MF 1.33 Door Large gap under door  
Marije 1.35 Kitchen Hole in worktop due to wrong positioning of tap is not plugged  
Walkround GRD / MF 1.36 Lighting Under cabinet lights are not working  
Walkround GRD / MF 1.37 Door Large gap under door  
Walkround GRD / MF 2.11 Door Large gap under door  
Walkround GRD / MF 2.16 Shadow gap Shadow gaps are not finished properly  
Marije 2.28 Lighting The central light keeps turning off/low. Set default to max.  
Amos Storkey 2.28 Window Left window hard to open/close - very sticky.  
Amos Storkey 2.28 Socket Left floor socket a trip hazard in current location (under whiteboard). Wall socket would be better  
Walkround GRD / MF 2.46 Door Large gap under door  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.04 Shadow gap Shadow gap at concrete pillats is not finished properly  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.14 Snags Trench heating grille needs to be cleaned  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.15 Snags Not finished properly above door panel  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.19 Floorbox Floorbox misses a clip  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.19 Lighting Why 2 light switches in this area? One does not seem to do anything Is the same on L2 (2.19), possibly also on L4
Walkround GRD / MF 3.26 Snags LHS of door is a gap between vison panel and door frame  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.27 Door Large gap under door  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.31 Fire door Small leaf maglock is lifting up tile  
Marije 3.40 Kitchen Hole in worktop due to wrong positioning of tap is not plugged  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.41 Kitchen 2 of the under cabinet lights do not work  
Marije 3.41 Paint Green paint spilled on heating grille  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.46 Lighting Light on RHS does not switch on at all  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.46 Lighting Several suspension wires are not tightened and appear 'loose' as if not carrying any weight  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.48 Shadow gap LHS shadow gap not porperly finished  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.49 Signs Sign need to be replaced. Wrong type  
Walkround GRD / MF 4.01 Fire door Small leaf maglock is lifting up tile  
Walkround GRD / MF 4.01 Glass Glass panels are not aligned  
Walkround GRD / MF 4.01 Kitchen To the left of the fridge the seal does not go all the way down to the bottom This needs to be checked on the other floors as well
Walkround GRD / MF 4.34 Shadow gap Top shadow gap LHS not properly finished  
Walkround GRD / MF 4.40 Cracks Crack in central beam near the light fitting closest to the windows  
Marije 4.40 Paint Area around light switch is not properly finished  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.02 Snags Patchy wall next to light switch  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.05 Snags At bottom of vision panel there are gaps in the woodwork  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.08 Fire door Seal between door frame and wall is full off gaps  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.08 Lighting Several suspension wires are not tightened and appear 'loose' as if not carrying any weight  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.08 Paint Paint chipped at light fittings  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.13 Paint Paint/plaster around vent in ceiling not finished properly  
Marije 5.15 Paint Not finished properly at corridor door panel  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.17 Shadow gap Bottom shadow gap in corridor is not finished properly (left of door)  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.18 Seal The attachment from wall to concrete pillar is falling apart. You can actually see through the gaps to the other office
Walkround GRD / MF 5.18 Shadow gap Bottom shadow gap in corridor is not finished properly  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.20 Seal The attachment from wall to concrete pillar is falling apart.  
Marije 5.27 Snags No doorstop  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.29 Fire exit Missing fire exit sign opposite 5.29  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.29 Snags Concrete core opposite 5.29 has several unplugged drill holes  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.32 Door Door frame misses a piece on the LHS bottom corridor side  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.40 Kitchen All under cabinet lighting is wobbly and the one on the RHS seems to have a wrong fitting (different from rest)  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.40 Signs Sign need to be replaced. Wrong type  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.41 Snags To the left of the doors leading into room 5.41 at the bottom there is a gap just above the skirting board  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.42 Wooden ceilings During the works on the ceilings one of the covers on the power modules got broken  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.42 Wooden ceilings Sofa damaged due to ceiling falling down - needs to be replaced  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.43 Blind Blind has a strange line running horizontally, should not be there  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.43 Power Single socket in middle of room is not working  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.43 Wooden ceilings Crack in light fitting SE corner as result of ceiling works  
Walkround GRD / MF 3.Z14 Cracks Transition wall to pillar is starting to crack  
Walkround GRD / MF 4.04/ 4.04A Snags Gap in wall needing a face plate  
RT 1425 4.31/ 4.33 Floorbox 2 Floorboxes miss a clip  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.17/ 5.Z15 Paint Shoddy paintwork around the door frames  
Walkround GRD / MF 5.Z15 Paint Hatch in ceiling painted over  
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Carpet Often carpet tiles near the walls are narrow strips that do not stay in their place resulting in a very messy look E.g. rooms 5.08, 1.31
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Cracks The edge trims on corners of walls are quite often coming away. Leaving cracks and sometimes obvious damage to the wall surface E.g. rooms 1.28, 4.34, 5.18, L5, L3 corridor to W toilets
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Fire door Screws missing in panels  
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Movable wall All need to be checked if suffering from same design fault  
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Shadow gap Quite a number of shadow gaps look as if not properly finished, see also separate items, but should really all be checked  
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Snags Gaps in skirting board thorughout the building This happens very often. Too many to list, but those gaps between two peices of skirting board should really be filled
Walkround GRD / MF ALL Toilets Taps constantly breaking down, lever handle falling off, getting wobbly etc  
Walkround GRD / MF Atrium Floorbox The silver circles keep coming loose and disappear  
Marije Atrium Floorbox The middle parts of several have fallen down into the floorbox. They have been temporarily fixed with silicone. Permanent fix required  
Walkround GRD / MF Atrium - G.12 Fire door The fire door on the ground floor corridor leading from the Atrium to G.12 has tape at the bottom as if to hold it together. Why is this?  
Walkround GRD / MF Atrium pivot door Door On lock, 2 holes filled with a plug filler, but 4 left unplugged. Need to all be plugged  
Walkround GRD / MF Atrium pivot door Door Screws in hinges not strong enough for weight of door  
Walkround GRD / MF Basement Fire door Do not fully close again. Looks like they are dropping  
Walkround GRD / MF Basement Smell Sewage smell again in Basement near sump pump and in core A on the ground floor lift lobby  
Walkround GRD / MF Basement Various Hatch in floor sitting proud, should be flush with floor  
Walkround GRD / MF B.02 Lighting Light switch wonky  
Walkround GRD / MF B.02 Various Drip trays propped up against wall but not installed  
Walkround GRD / MF B.Z01 Snags Data port on RHS not finished properly  
Walkround GRD / MF Balcony offices Air ingress Thresholds under doors are still needed  
Walkround GRD / MF Balcony offices Air ingress Balcony doors in rooms 3.14 and 5.15 are warped and as a result do not close/open easily. In 3.14 it also catches on the frame, it seems to be coming down at the top It also causes a gap in the middle of the door near the lock, making the seal ineffective and causing a draft
Walkround GRD / MF Coffee points Kitchen Franke taps are not according to spec as they do not deliver chilled water  
Walkround GRD / MF Coffee points Kitchen The finish to the bottom of the glass barriers on the atrium side is sloppy  
Walkround GRD / MF Core B GF Fire exit Why is there a radiator in the fire exit in core B? It looks like a trip hazared  
Walkround GRD / MF Core C stair Snags Step not properly finished (lowest step, 1st part from InSpace into B)  
Marije FD atrium - goods entrance Snags No doorstop  
Walkround GRD / MF G.03 Heating Part of heating grille sticking out, does not fit properly  
Walkround GRD / MF G.07/ 07A Fire curtain Fire curtain coming down on LHS  
Walkround GRD / MF G.07/ 07A Movable wall Green sticker at top of wall on Atrium side to be removed  
Walkround GRD / MF G.12 Various Sticky tape on power socket on RHS when entering needs to be removed  
Walkround GRD / MF G.17 Iron-mongery Still does not have a handle  
Walkround GRD / MF G.17 Security Morag switch is hanging loose  
Walkround GRD / MF G.18 Iron-mongery Does not have a handle  
Walkround GRD / MF G.Z14 Various Doorstop is broken just outside room G.Z14  
Walkround GRD / MF L2 WW Cracks Cracks in concrete pillar next to spiral stair  
Walkround GRD / MF L3 - PPLS Snags Transition wall to door frame is not finished properly  
Walkround GRD / MF L3 and L4 Various Sewage smell reported on both levels near the showers / visitor offices  
Walkround GRD / MF L4 Seal Looks as if a seal is missing on ceiling between P3 and 4.36  
Walkround GRD / MF L4 printer room Shadow gap Shadow gap on N side not finished properly  
Walkround GRD / MF L5 Cracks There are quite a few cracks in the ceilings on level 5. There is one running from one side of the building to the other in the Southern offices  
Walkround GRD / MF Main stair Snags The finish to the bottom of the glass barriers is sloppy  
Walkround GRD / MF Main stair Snags On level 4 the top of the glass panel is bodged (rail on top of glass)  
Walkround GRD / MF Main stair Snags Towards Basement, still a wedge holding the glass in place and unfinished seal  
Walkround GRD / MF Main stair Snags Basement landing - end stained and not properly finished  
Walkround GRD / MF Main stair Various Decorative mesh needs to be repaired (leading to B) and needs to be tidied up at bottom  
Walkround GRD / MF MF1 Spiral stair At top of stair on side 3.31 there is a crack that needs to be filled  
Walkround GRD / MF P4-5 Carpet Strip of carpet missing on L4, 3, 2 and 1 in front of both lifts  
Walkround GRD / MF Pantries Kitchen Under cabinet lights in general loose, not fitted properly  
Walkround GRD / MF RG Snags Silver tape on N side to be removed  
Walkround GRD / MF RG - WW Door External door from the roof garden into the Wolfson Wing has an internal door finish instead of external wood finish  
Walkround GRD / MF RT Door RHS door needs joiner attention. Very hard to open, runs into carpet and lock very difficult to open  
Walkround GRD / MF RT Door Drop bolt does not seem to fall into hole in floor on both doors  
Walkround GRD / MF RT Door Some grey residue stuck on door  
Walkround GRD / MF RT Snags Top black strip on glass is not uniform  
Walkround GRD / MF RT Wood Exterior woodwork seems to have a single coat of varnish that did not last 1 winter  
Walkround GRD / MF Sound Studios Movable wall Needs to be fixed: runs into floor and door needs to be in middle  
Marije Sound Studios Signs Signs need to be replaced. Wrong type  
Walkround GRD / MF WW Spiral stair The side with the hand rail on it seems to have bend rowards the stair On L3 the top part is not redecorated
Chris Cooke By B.Z16   Wires protruding from wall at waist level  
Chris Cooke By B.Z16   Wires protruding from wall near ceiling  
Chris Cooke By B.10   Wires protruding from wall at waist level  
Chris Cooke By B.10   Wires protruding from wall near ceiling  
Chris Cooke By B.Z21   Fire door does not shut fully  
Chris Cooke Between B.03 and 282lift3   Fire door sticks open on raised floor hatch  
Chris Cooke Between B.03 and 282lift3   Green fire exit sign hanging loosely from ceiling  
Chris Cooke B.Z14   Ludicrous door security arrangements!  
Chris Cooke B.Z14   Screw holes in door due to ludicrous door security arrangements  
Chris Cooke Main stair in basement   Metal barrier at bottom of main stair is bent and battered  
Chris Cooke between L5 corridor and 282lift2   Fire door does not close fully  
Jean Carletta outside of 4.24, left of door   Hole in wall (missing networking of some kind?)  
Simon King 3.11   Centre window blind has slipping chain - blind now only goes half way up University maintenance person inspected but refused to fix (since it's a building defect)
Kay Sakagawa 4.37   Window when opening as tilt is wobbly and not stable  
Chris Cooke 5.27   Severe damp damage to the ceiling  
Chris Cooke 5.27   paint damaged near the roller blind fittings  
Chris Cooke 5.27   roller blinds not fitted  
Chris Cooke 5.27   window doesn't close unless you slam it hard  
Peter Buneman 5.15 (in and near)   cracks in the ceilings/walls  
Peter Buneman 5.15   there is an air gap under my external door. I screwed in a strip  
Marije B.03 URGENT continuous aircon problems, see emails re this issue  
Christophe Dubach 1.05   Office door does not close properly Always makes squeezing noise when closing
Frank Keller 3.Z17   The door of 3.Z17 doesn't close fully (there is a gap between the door and the door frame, even if it's locked). In windy weather, this means that the door bounced back and forth in the frame, which makes a lot of noise. (I think this indicates that there is a draft in the room behind door 3.Z17, but the door is locked, so I can't verify this.)  
Philip Wadler 5.31   Leak in ceiling  
Philip Wadler 5.31   Insufficient soundproofing (this is likely to occur in many other locations as well)  
Philip Wadler 5.31   Door difficult to latch (often opens again after being shut)  
Philip Wadler 5.31   Poor temperature regulation and air circulation, too hot in summer and too cold in winter, often stuffy (this is likely to occur in many other locations as well)  
Philip Wadler Bike shed   Lock is erratic, often does not open when swiped  
Chris Cooke fire door in front of 5.29   Blows open on windy days  
Korin Richmond 3.03 Window External seals on opening windows not in correct place Means they become trapped and distorted when closing window + it's difficult to close window. (incidentally, the window cleaners using telescopic brushes have scratched the glass too)
Korin Richmond firedoor near 3.03 Fire door Housing on magnetic catch is pulling away  
Korin Richmond firedoor opposite 3.03 Fire door Door closer hits top of door Door doesn't close properly either
Korin Richmond 3.Z11 Pipework Pipework under sink is unsupported + loose There is also bad filling round where the pipes come through the wall
Randy Pollack fire door near 5.36 Fire door catches on carpet  
Randy Pollack exterior door in pend   inadequate damper/spring wind catches door
George Ross Roof door   the East door from  
Vasilis Vasaitis door leading to 5.Z08-5.Z12 Door the door does not always shut completely (because of friction with the carpet)  
Vasilis Vasaitis 5.06 Door the door does not latch  
Sharon Goldwater 3.Z12   Faucet fixture is loose in the sink  
Magdalena Mazurczak L4 the goods delivery lift Wall corner The bottom left corner or the wall is damaged  
Tim Colles Core A L4   From the corridor opposite 4.03 the left door jamb surface veneer is cracked and peeling  
Tim Colles 4.10   Lots of hairline cracks in ceiling plaster around light fittings  
Tim Colles 4.10   Damaged rear trunking  
Tim Colles 4.10   First light in from door does not work  
Tim Colles 4.10   Damage to door jamb veneer and dents in door edge itself  
Tim Colles 4.10   Door lock sticking  
C Geib G.03   Missing keyhole on door Odd that the door clearly has a bolt but no key or way to lock the conference room
A. McPherson G.07/G.07A Lighting Seperate lighting for two rooms even when used as one  
K Mourao 2.51   Leftmost 3 sockets of 4-gang power supply on desk nearest door do not work  
Jean Carletta bike shed   no handle on outside of door means it's very difficult to shut when it's windy (requires dragging the door from underneath with a foot)  
Julian Bradfield 4.07   door hard to latch shut - needs slamming  
Marjorie Dunlop 4.39 Switch plate/RHS of sink gap between plate and wall  
Marjorie Dunlop 5.43 Door scratch on outside of door, to the left of the name plate  
Marjorie Dunlop 3.49 Door awaiting correctly coloured name plate probably already on your list
Sheila Gardner 2.08   Edging above skirting on south wall coming apart  
Magdalena Mazurczak L4 small terrace Door Level 4 small terrace doors issue:- door open freely when strong wind - - the door on the left hand side cannot be fully opened  
Paul Jackson 5.1 open area by lifts   Floor slopes slightly down and feels soft as one steps onto landing at top of stairs overhanging atrium. I find this disconcerting and think it should be fixed on grounds of safety, even if somehow it is not considered a defect.  
Paul Jackson 4th flr N. roof terrace   Varnish on woodwork badly weathered  
Charmaine Wilson 1.37   Gap above white of door frame  
Nicholas O'Shea 3.50   Floor tile not flush  
Michael Berger 3.32 Window Window catch is broken and rubber seal is pushed out  
Michael Berger 3.32 Ceiling Corner ceiling discolored and peeling from water damage  
neilb Core A ground floor   At the bottom of the stairs on your left, there is a nail sticking out of the concrete just about head height  
neilb 5.Z11 toilet   motion sensor coming out of ceiling  
dts goods lift   on level 3, voice says something like "level toon"  
dts outside scenic lift   on some levels (2,3,4 at least), paintwork near floor is partly wrong colour  
Magdalena Mazurczak L4 Kitchen - next to MF2 switch there is a gap between the wall and the switch above the worktop surface  
Kay Sakagawa RG door Door has no handle the door opens when windy  
Kate Byrne 3.29 Window Faulty window catch on window in SW corner of room.  
Victor Lavrenko 3.12 Window window seal falling out of place  
Barbara Webb G.17 Door to atrium Frame has faults, door tends not to close fully  
Paul McEwan 3.20 Door Door does not latch properly  
Paul McEwan 3.20 Door Door stop on ground loose  
Charmaine Wilson 1.35   Worktop gaps near wall  
Charmaine Wilson 1.37   Holes left in wall after whiteboard support removed  
George Ross 1.09   Loud water-hammer from nearby plumbing  

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Topic revision: r57 - 01 Jun 2009 - 09:52:19 - NeilBrown
 
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