Grangemouth residents want firm to crack on with repair work

Bill Paisley is still waiting for repairs to be carried out to his house
Bill Paisley is still waiting for repairs to be carried out to his house
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Angry residents are still waiting for someone to repair the damage Helix Project construction work caused to their homes.

Vibrations from piling work carried out on Grangemouth’s new £1 million Glensburgh Road lifting bridge last year led to cracked window sills, ceilings and brickwork for a number of nearby residents.

Bill Paisley, of Glensburgh Road, said he, like other householders on the street, was told back in 2011 the project survey team Gleeds would be handling reports of any damage caused.

Mr Paisley said: “They started the heavy concrete piling work on the bridge and canal link last year. It was horrendous. We had to lift all the ornaments off the window sill the vibrations were so strong.

“Then we noticed cracks starting to appear in the ceiling and reported it to the surveyor in April. They did a survey of the damage and told me not to do any repair work, they would carry out a final survey when work finished in October.

“Come October they didn’t appear.”

Mr Paisley went to contractors Balfour Beatty who pointed him towards the Helix Trust. When he contacted the trust he was told it was the responsibilty of Balfour Beatty.

“I had a final survey done on my house in February this year - five months later than it was promised. I’m still waiting for the work to be carried out.”

A Helix spokesperson said: “Mr Paisley was advised residents will be required to pursue any concerns related to property damage via the contractor. This has been reconfirmed to Mr Paisley and the contractor, who we understand is now in dialogue over the alleged damage issues.”

Balfour Beatty confirmed: “The matter is currently being progressed by our insurers and their appointed loss adjuster.”