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Approximately 11 years ago we bought this house, after winning a sealed bid shootout :thumb:.

We had it surveyed and instructed solicitors, however, after a number of months of stalling, the seller pulled out -and decided not to sell it.
We were very upset as we'd set our heart on it :(.


I even used this rear shot recently, in a "What's Wrong With This Picture" thread, the answer being that the left hand side roofline was all wrong, as the low windows showed:


Jump forward to yesterday and the recent new owners (who bought it from the same people we dealt with, all those years ago) had instructed builders to create a large open plan kitchen diner, however, it appears they removed something they shouldn't have :eek::crazy:.

A great shame really as it was a lovely property (except for the botched rear roofline).

Authorities, including Health and Safety are now involved.

Beaks Hill Road, Kings Norton: Firefighters called to building collapse - Birmingham Mail
 
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The social media comments are very funny and plentiful.
 
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The social media comments are very funny and plentiful.

Looks like the floor has finally been taken out in the property market !
 
Must have removed a load bearing wall,or RSJ without acro's.The" builder"should be
in demolition.
 
Looks like the ceiling was laughing plaster (sic). Bet it doesn't see the funny side now.
 
The whole thing looks a bit of a mish-mash.

How come you can't see the second pointy roof from the rear view?
 
The whole thing looks a bit of a mish-mash.

How come you can't see the second pointy roof from the rear view?

I agree - the rear was just wrong - we were going to alter it.

The second pointy roof :)D) is tied into the hip of the main roof.
 
Well if its all insured someone is going to get their renovations all paid for by the niceinsurance ccompany.
 
Looks like Mick & Paddy have some explaining to do
 
They probably offered to do the conversion after tarmacing the drive.......
 
Well if its all insured someone is going to get their renovations all paid for by the niceinsurance ccompany.

There is a local hotel & (multiple) property owner in this area. "Accidental" fires seem to occur to some of his properties.
 
There is a local hotel & (multiple) property owner in this area. "Accidental" fires seem to occur to some of his properties.

There have been suggestions to the same, from some locals - demolition followed by new build - I guess it will come out over time.
 
of course it was empty at the time- builders never work past 3pm
 
To set it up to be a knock down and new build - wouldn't it be a risky strategy if the HSE are getting involved as they will be able to see what happened and the builders might be prosecuted / fined or is it easy to setup a scenario where something like an acro or acros gave way etc.?
 
Shame it didn't affect the side with the dropped roofline.
 
Although only a FB post, it's been said that the builders were removing the chimney from the bottom :confused:.
 
Although only a FB post, it's been said that the builders were removing the chimney from the bottom :confused:.

And that Gentlemen, is what we call a major follow through :crazy:
 

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