Deal with stepped in brick in cavity


19 Jun 2016
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We had the cavity wall insulation people round to give a quote, but they said that as the cavity was not clear, and they would not do the job unless the cavity was clear. I would like to clear the cavity.

This is a photo taken with a cavity wall inspection camera. It seems to show a couple of bricks, on the inside skin, that are stepped out into the cavity. If I remove some bricks on the outside skin (to gain access), is there a way that I can "shave" these protruding bricks down so they no longer protrude into the cavity?

Ideally I'd like to do this without messing up the interior wall of our house. Oh and maintain structural integrity :)

I am a DIY-er and have a brickie lined up to help. But would love to hear people's ideas on this.

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It looks like they have somehow been knocked into the cavity from the inside. Are they behind an. electrical socket or similar. If the plaster is hollow in front of them you may be able to drill a couple of holes in them knock in some rawl plugs & screw in some large screws to jiggle them back into place.
I had not thought of that. Yes, there is indeed an electrical socket in the region. I will need to do some investigating. Thank you for your suggestion.

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