Tens of tiles have been removed from the exterior of recently built apartment complexes in the Skuggahverfi neighborhood of Reykjavík that came loose after a storm in November. A few tiles fell off in the storm.
The company that had the apartment complexes constructed, 101 Skuggahverfi, accuses Eykt, the company that built them, of having left a job unfinished and has frozen payments to Eykt. Rúv.is reports.
Einar I. Halldórsson, the managing director of 101 Skuggahverfi, told RÚV that when the tiles came off, he had contacted Eykt, but, according to him, the company had not reacted.
The tiles were made by a Germany-based company. A representative from that company examined the construction of the buildings and concluded that a mistake had been made when the tiles were installed.
Gunnar Valur Gíslason, the director of Eykt, disagrees with that conclusion. He said the tiles had been installed properly, but that they were defective.
Parties agreed that claims adjusters should examine the construction of the complexes to exclude or confirm further defects. They are currently examining whether flooring boards within the apartments and on balconies outside the buildings have receded.
Halldórsson said he has decided to sue Eykt for leaving an unfinished job. Last spring Eykt sued 101 Skuggahverfi for unpaid bills worth tens of millions of krónur (ISK one million = EUR 10,841, USD 14,114).