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Accommodation in the news again

ERT

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TMS Towers, awesome... 2 people in a room, wardrobes breaking the rooms up.....i guess back then, it was expected... modern day service wont accept a portacabin..
 

Gilbert

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Had a few cold nights in the TMS towers at Marham, with the joys of Blue Roll as toilet roll in the bathrooms.

They had portacabin blocks at Brize in 2012/2013 to sort out the juniors block issues and stop people living in the gateway, I moved into one after 3 months in the gateway and there was nothing wrong with them. People today are just soft.

The portacabins got moved to Brize from London after being used for workers at the London 2012 Olympics
 

Oldstacker

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Portacabins? Hah, luxury....
Seko huts at Binbrook and ISO containers at Mount Alice.... Ok, they were both a long time ago 😀😀
 

Barch

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Does anyone else remember when singlies from Honington were put up at Watton amongst the Vietnamese Boat People?

Guess which ones had the better blocks?

When the singles complained they got moved into Honington into what became known as "The Stables".
Each pit space was your neighbour's two NATO lockers backing onto your bed then a gap just slightly larger than the door width of your two NATO lockers.
 

Oldstacker

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Its all gone downhill since the day they put carpets in the blocks at Swinditz;)
'76 - I was in a block at Hereford in trade training and spent hours polishing brasses and buffing the floors (on one occasion a bull night every night for a week!)
'82 - back to Hereford for ACS course (one of the first they ran), accommodated in same block, with carpeted floors, painted brasswork.
Bastards!
 

Cooheed

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Electric fan heaters, on full, in the block/mess. Would never travel to Army or RAF course accommodation, in the UK without at least 2 of them.
 

Cornish_Pikey

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List of extra shit I used to to bring to any RAF Transit block for a course. Basically moving house.

Full bedding set.
Heater,
Iron,
Ironing board,
Cleaning stuff (including hoover) as the rooms were always minging.
Portable TV including indoor aerial.

Fortunately not too many specialist courses were in RAF accomodation. Although you always got stuffed into the shittest hotels if at a manufacturers course. One in Rochester I remember had a nightclub that served hooch etc. in plastic bottles as it wasn't allowed glass as it was too rough.
 

Tin basher

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About 1000 more complaints and surprise surprise a lot less action

"Some 3,770 complaints have been made to Pinnacle, which runs the national complaint service centre, since April - an average of 471 a month. This is up from 2,684 complaints in the same period last year."

 

Cornish_Pikey

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Playing devils advocate here, this looks like plain old neglect by the resident of the quarter.

A wipe with some mould remover would sort this out. I've lived in some shitty quarters and had mould problems but always managed to contain it and prevent it from reappearing.

We own our 1920s house and it could be a mould trap since putting in new windows and insulating it to within an inch of it's life it retains the warm damp air we breathe out/create whilst cooking, showering etc.

We keep it very well ventilated by opening windows every day to change the air and have damp traps in enclosed unheated cupboards and a dehumidifier. We can't go to a helpline to moan as we own the house.

Some houses are just harder to look after than others. Leaks through the roof however do need fixing.

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And the image below, a bit of weedkiller on the ivy outside and removing the offending weed, hardly rocket science.
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muttywhitedog

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Playing devils advocate here, this looks like plain old neglect by the resident of the quarter.

A wipe with some mould remover would sort this out. I've lived in some shitty quarters and had mould problems but always managed to contain it and prevent it from reappearing.

We own our 1920s house and it could be a mould trap since putting in new windows and insulating it to within an inch of it's life it retains the warm damp air we breathe out/create whilst cooking, showering etc.

We keep it very well ventilated by opening windows every day to change the air and have damp traps in enclosed unheated cupboards and a dehumidifier. We can't go to a helpline to moan as we own the house.

Some houses are just harder to look after than others. Leaks through the roof however do need fixing.

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And the image below, a bit of weedkiller on the ivy outside and removing the offending weed, hardly rocket science.
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My daughter pays £600 a month to rent (plus council tax, plus water) a small place that is damp and impossible to heat. I bet the occupants of this property dont pay anywhere near that amount.

It doesnt make it right, but if people expect energy-efficient, dry accommodation, then they will have to accept their monthly rent being somewhere between £500 and £1000 a month.
 

Dan_Brown

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So it would appear someone decided to rearrange the Xmas sign outside Honington Sgt mess..............











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busby1971

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Any house will get mould if it’s not ventilated, some need just a bit of common sense, other types need building works to take place.

I remember a row of FMQ at Cottesmore (80s) that had structural damp issues, all knocked down now, this doesn’t need to be in this day and age.

i rented my place out for a few years and the tenants complained about mould, a little bit around a window in one room, agency agreed to do a bit of education (leave the vents open) and the problem went away.
 

Barch

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Amazingly, so many people do not link mould and lack of ventilation.

So many daily household activities produce large quantities of damp air yet people still block airbricks, close trickle vents in window frames and keep windows shut even though they are 'steamed up'.

You can see the same while driving, cars with steamed-up windows because they haven't got the brains to turn the air vent to fresh air from recirculated air.
 
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