Does that make it right? Does that mean it's an acceptable way for builders to build?
Oh, its not required under BS site workmanship standards, NHBC or TRADA guides then?
Or is it just that those four authorities didn't bother?
Well it's on every single application that involves stud walls on timber floors around here, or it don't get approved.
I think he meant "what is being applied for?"
A random beam to support some unspecified thing that may or may not be done at some unknown future...
Argentina would get more support at Wembley than that purlin is getting.
Drop some new polythene in and lap and tape it to the existing as best you can.
It depends on the frost rating of whatever blocks will be used.
DPC and DPM deal with damp
Depends if the OP wants to do a proper job or not.
Some people with low standards may accept stud walls resting only on the floor deck.
Where do you do your shopping?
Class B's are 41p each around here, and facings start at 59p each and London bricks are 85p each, all plus VAT.
Strengthening for any new stud wall?
Concrete can come up to ground level with no performance issues.
The only problem may be with altering external ground levels and laying paving,...
They are and have been routinely used in any wall under any load below DPC.
Write your own. There is no definition of a tree report, nor who can write one, so you can do your own report, or get anyone to write it. Just...
Withdraw, get a refund, don't bother getting approval - no body does and the council do not enforce such trifles, build the damn thing.
They look like calcium silicate bricks, and if so are prone to cracking like that mostly from shrinkage.
Aldi, or get a "Blue Spot" disc off Amazon around £12 or so and those are as good and last as long as any.
Stone carbonundrum discs are crap in...
As long as you pick out the stones first.
PD does not apply to tree houses no matter whether its in the front, back or side garden.
Nowadays the inspection regime is risk assessed when you apply and you are notified the number of visits that the inspectors will carry out....
There is no set dimension. It depends on what needs supporting and the condition of the wall above.
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