Housebuilder Bryant is in litigation with a contractor over the quality of mortar used at 28 homes at an estate in Sheffield.
The Cloughwood estate was built in 1999, but problems with the roofs were not discovered by residents until last year.

A spokesperson for Bryant said roofers had been hired to replace tiling to roof ridges.

Bryant declined to name the contractor was suing.

Tommy Leahy, a resident at the Sheffield estate, said that roofers had told him that "nothing was holding on" the corners of his roof. He added that neighbouring homes built by Redrow did not seem to have similar problems.

Another Sheffield resident, Paul James, said 10 of the 11 houses in his cul-de-sac have had "some sort of work" done since the estate opened in 1999.

In several instances, the National House Building Council has been called in to investigate claims.

Bryant said the problems in Yorkshire were "not as severe" as those of 33 executive homes the company built at the Chanctonbury estate in Ashington, West Sussex. Last month, the Evening Standard revealed that these homes were built with a defective mortar mix. Bryant has offered to buy them back from their owners.

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