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    How To Tell if Door Frame Fixed Correctly to Brick

    Ok, that makes sense @crank39 I just ran a detector over the area and all doors and windows that I sampled had sections of 3" to 5" wide medal near the top, middle and bottom zones. So that sort of proves they used a cleat fixing system but it does not prove that the frames are correctly...
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    How To Tell if Door Frame Fixed Correctly to Brick

    Ok, this is now slightly worrying. I just looked at the neighbour's frame and they now have door frame screws in them. These are not under the hinges but totally visible in the frame. My door does not have these. Even more worrying is that the larger, double patio doors do not have any...
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    How To Tell if Door Frame Fixed Correctly to Brick

    I can't see any screws in the frame unless they are hidden behind the hinges. Here's some images Top Hinge Middle Hinge Bottom Hinge Door From Inside In this image you can clearly see that the door is not square in the frame. There is a big gap top right, thin gap bottom right. I...
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    How To Tell if Door Frame Fixed Correctly to Brick

    A neighbour had their 4 year old front door replaced because of bad draughts. The installer said that the original door frame had not been fixed to house correctly - it had not been screwed in and was basically held in place by sealant. My door is identical and was presumbly installed by the...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    This has now been resolved. The soffits were removed, insulation refitted, new bricks installed (taking notches out of bricks where it would have infringed wood) and new soffits installed. As for building control the council want nothing to do with this. They state they are not part of this...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    I am still waiting for the missing bricks issue to be fixed. The developers sent the original builder around to look at it. He confirmed that the carpenter removed the bricks to install the roof work but did not replace the bricks. Said he would contact when ready to do the job but I have not...
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    Half of Air Bricks in Newish Build are Blocked - Some Totally

    Just to add to the list of dodgy issues on this development. This morning a resident is reporting a large piece of metal has fallen off the box window frame / surround.
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    Half of Air Bricks in Newish Build are Blocked - Some Totally

    Yes the NHBC do seem to be as useful as a rubber screwdriver. I have asked then a few questions over the past year and they just bat it back or pass the buck. One in particular is trying to get an answer out of them if the Loft Zone system can be used / would invalidate the warranty. --- Is...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    Ok, this morning the bird is trashing something else. It looks like polystyrene balls but made of paper? 1. What is this material and what is it used for? 2. What damage is being caused by it being removed? 3. Will it need replacing / repairing?
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    Half of Air Bricks in Newish Build are Blocked - Some Totally

    There is no damp that I am aware, but how can you tell what's going on in the cavity and if something is brewing? Presumably this is not much of an issue and nothing much to worry about? I woud say we are lucky. We have only had: totally crap grouting causing water to leak into downstairs...
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    Half of Air Bricks in Newish Build are Blocked - Some Totally

    I have a 3 1/2 year old 4 bed detached house. Half of the air bricks are blocked with some totally blocked by driveway paving. All bar the front had some kind of blocking. I hope someone can answer a few questions but first here's a few pictures In this image the paving slab and guttering is...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    Airbricks I will start a new topic on that issue. Birds I used an endoscope cam on a large pole to try and survey the area inside the loft. I could not see any nesting or signs of birds in the loft space but I can here twittering. I wonder if they could be in the ridge capping because at the...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    I contacted the developers CS who initially tried to fob off with the 2 year warranty out of date thing. In preparation I had already contacted NHBC and they noted that they only deal with jobs that will cost £1950+. I expect them to turn it down so I will be pressing the developers over this...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    Woody - Agreed. But so busy looking out for more obvious (and ground level) faults that I and the previous owners clearly missed this issue. If it was not for the sudden appearance of insulation we would not have inspected more closely. Must also add that this developer has a whole range of...
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    Long Gaps Between Brick and Soffit

    I checked with the neighbours and theirs is fine. On one side the 2" gap is filled in with brick and messy pointing that looks like it was spread on by hand, on another side it seems to be just a row of muck used as a filler. It doesn't look as if there is any plastic work missing as the...
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