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General Discussion / Bin Stores And Fireworks
« Last post by PaulC on November 01, 2018, 09:48:22 AM »
Hi there

Does anybody have a direct line to somebody at Rynew as the general number just goes through to an answer machine?

A number of the bin stores that open directly onto Rope Street had their doors removed a fortnight ago to be painted and have not yet been reattached.  Last night just after midnight I caught two guys throwing fireworks into the large metal bin under 98 Rope Street and thankfully they ran away after I shouted,  as there are flats directly above these bins the damage caused if one caught fire at that time of night would have been terrible.

Leaving these bin stores without doors is putting people at risk especially as bonfire night approaches.


General Discussion / Looking to rent a parking space
« Last post by henryhb on October 02, 2018, 10:39:20 AM »
Hello, has anyone got a spare parking space I can rent from them on a monthly basis? Would be for a classic car. Feel free to text me on 07732552891. Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: shower not draining
« Last post by SF on September 24, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
The stack does not get cleaned any higher than the bottom of the first floor, as it would cause flooding.

The internal plumbing is the responsibility of the leaseholder, however we have just had maintenance carried out on a top floor flat in 1RQ due to a faulty durgo valve.

Perhaps speak to Rynew and have their maintenance chaps attend.  You will have to cover the cost of inspection but Fred will have a better idea than someone else as he is familiar with the pipe work at RQ.  Access to the rodding point may be required to clear any blockage discovered in the stack.

Hope that helps.

Marie our property agent will be back at Rynew on Monday 1st October as she is currently on Holiday.
General Discussion / Has anyone removed the wall between kitchen and living room?
« Last post by henryhb on September 22, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Hello, considering removing the wall between kitchen and living room to make an open plan living space, however very interested to know if anyone has done this yet within Rainbow Quay?

If so, any chance you could send me some pics or even allow me to come take a look? Would be much appreciated thank you.

General Discussion / Re: shower not draining
« Last post by Lrudholm on September 12, 2018, 11:10:55 PM »
Hello again
And thanks for all the useful advice you give here Simon.

We yet again had waste water from the kitchen ending up
in the shower tray. The plumber cleared the pipes, again, but I realised
that the waste water goes from the kitchen to the shower and THEN on to
the main soil stack. Not the other way round (from shower to kitchen to the
main soil stock)  which I thought was the standard solution. Can someone confirm
this is the case? Obviously this is not ideal, as the kitchen waste  water has to travel
 for many lateral metres.

The waste water from the Kitchen can be seen flowing  just a few centimeters below the shower waste so if there  is a stoppage on the lateral drain between the shower and the main stack, kitchen
Waste water would end up in the shower, which is exactly what is happening.

Now, at least twice, this has occurred just after the stack has been jet washed.
And this might be far fetched, but could it be that the jetwashing of the stack somehow clogs
the lateral waste pipes towards the flats on the top floor?

Does any other  top floor have similar problem?
Where is the main vertical stack situated?
We really would like to find a long term solution.

General Discussion / Re: Plumber recommendation
« Last post by Anita on May 01, 2018, 09:28:29 PM »
Thank you, Simon and James for the contact details. Yes, we have the landlady's consent, that's why I started to search for plumbers. She'll choose whom she'd like to do the works.
General Discussion / Re: Plumber recommendation
« Last post by JamesNewbery on May 01, 2018, 05:34:20 PM »
Many people have used Ian Norton over the years. He's not the cheapest by any means but all reports are that he does a very good job. His email is and he knows the site well.
General Discussion / Re: Plumber recommendation
« Last post by SF on May 01, 2018, 10:52:51 AM »
Assuming you have the permission of the leaseholder to make these changes, then you could try Roy Darville who has done some work at a couple of properties at RQ.  His email is  As is common with a lot of plumbers he is often quite busy so he may not be able to react in a hurry.

All the best
General Discussion / Plumber recommendation
« Last post by Anita on April 30, 2018, 03:26:13 PM »
Dear Neighbours,

we are new tenants in Rainbow Quay, and planning to replace a few things in the bathroom. We are looking for a trusted plumber to help us.

Thank you,
General Discussion / Re: Just moved in - a few questions, any help appreciated
« Last post by henryhb on April 16, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
@Mary - would love to talk to you more about EDF and your meter change. My number is 07732552891, any chance you could text me to discuss? Or if you could share more details online about what you did and who you spoke to would be a great help. It seems quite complicated to me! Thanks!
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