Self builders of £1.2m eco home sue their builder and architect over ‘exploding glass’ and sedum roof they can’t water

The exterior street view of the self build couple's eco home on Strawberry Hill
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A psychologist is suing the builders of her £1.2m eco-house, claiming it has "exploding glass panels" and she cannot reach the sedum roof to water it.

Brenda Vainker claims she cannot meditate and has been driven "almost mad" by the alleged defects in the self build house, according to court papers, located in southwest London’s Strawberry Hill.

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