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March 30, 2021 09:02 am

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Workers will completely change the roofing of the pitched roofs and repair the drainage system. The attic floors will also be insulated, if this is provided for by the project documentation.

In the Yakimanka area this year, the roofs of residential buildings, which are objects of cultural heritage, will be overhauled. The work will take place within the framework of a large-scale regional overhaul programs

Roofs will be renewed in three houses. They are located at the following addresses: Lavrushinsky lane, house 17, building 2, Leninsky prospect, house 13 and Bolshaya Polyanka street, house 3/9.

Workers will completely change the roofing of the pitched roofs and repair the drainage system. The attic floors will also be insulated, if this is provided for by the project documentation.

After dismantling the old roof covering, they will install a new roof and replace the fence. All work will be carried out in strict accordance with applicable building codes and regulations.

When carrying out a comprehensive repair of pitched metal roofs, the attic floor is insulated to restore the temperature and humidity conditions of the attic space. This improves the energy efficiency of the building as a whole and improves the maintenance of the roof.

When insulating the attic floor, mineral wool slabs are used, which are a modern heat insulator. When repairing pitched metal roofs, if necessary, the lathing is replaced, partial or complete replacement of rafters and Mauerlat, treatment with fire-retardant compositions of all wooden structures, replacement of hatches and exits to the attic and the roof.

Only contractors with special licenses from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation are allowed. During the overhaul, the facilities are regularly checked by specialists Department of Cultural Heritage of the City of Moscow… Operational, intermediate and acceptance monitoring is carried out by construction control staff.

The goal of the regional overhaul program is to plan and timely renovate the common property of apartment buildings. Such works include the repair of the facade, elevators, roof, foundation, repair of the cold and hot water supply system, heating system, gas supply and power supply systems.

Information stands are placed next to each object where work is taking place. There you can find the details of the contractor carrying out the repairs and the contact details of the authorized employees. Also, for all questions, you can contact the dispatch office of the Fund for Capital Repair of Moscow: +7 (495) 695-64-20.

House of writers

Informally, the residential building at number 17 in Lavrushinsky lane is called the writers’ house. It is located directly opposite the Tretyakov Gallery.

The first stage of the house was handed over in 1937 with major flaws, which were eliminated only after the Great Patriotic War. After the house was completed, the apartments in it were distributed by the staff of the Literary Fund of the Writers’ Union. Agnia Barto, Konstantin Paustovsky, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, Nikolai Pogodin, Mikhail Prishvin, Boris Pasternak were the first happy residents of the writer’s house. Once Lydia Ruslanova, at the request of her neighbors, sang a song right from the balcony in honor of the holiday. The atmosphere in the writer’s house was friendly and good-neighborly.

House of Academicians

The roof of house 13 on Leninsky Prospekt (the house of academicians) will also be repaired. The inscription on the memorial plaque reads: “The building was erected according to the project and under the leadership of Academician A.V. Shchusev in 1939 “.

The construction of the house was timed to coincide with the move from Leningrad to Moscow in 1934 by the USSR Academy of Sciences. A slender house, designed in the style of Soviet Art Deco, with alternating balconies and loggias. A line of glass windows for shops located on the ground floor is interrupted by a high archway into the courtyard. At different times such famous academicians as Vladimir Obruchev, Ivan Petrovsky, Vladimir Engelhardt, Sergey Kapitsa lived here.

First block house

The building, located on Bolshaya Polyanka Street (house 3/9), became one of the first block houses in Soviet Moscow. It was built in 1940. The architects of the project are Andrey Burov and Boris Blokhin. It was they who for the first time in the USSR developed a large-block construction system.

The flat wall of the building is covered with blende – a pattern imitating natural stone cladding.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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