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Can I use blocks for sleeper walls?

Discussion in 'Building' started by digitalquill, 22 Oct 2010.

  1. digitalquill

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    Hi all

    I have a concrete sub-floor onto which I am building some sleeper walls to support a pan and joists.

    Can I use blocks rather than brick? They are not very high maybe 200mm.

    If so what type of blocks should I use? do they need to be the high density concrete ones?

    It will just be quicker and cheaper to use blocks

    Thanks for any advice

    Matt Houldsworth
     
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    AFAIK bricks are popular as they allow for more ventilation.
     
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    Blocks and a wall plate are going to be higher than 200mm, so by the time you have cut them, it will be quicker to use bricks - and remember to honeycomb the wall
     
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    Yes realised I was being silly as soon as I posted it! Thanks for the advice.

    Matt
     
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