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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by raebhoop, 19 Apr 2014.

  1. JohnD

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    I blame the housebuyers who are unwilling to pay for unnecessary expense.

    Lots of Victorian and other houses were very badly and cheaply built. During WW2 quite a lot of terraces fell down when quite a small bomb exploded nearby.

    You don't see so many bad old houses because most of them have fallen down or been demolished. This is called Survivor Bias.
     
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  3. JBR

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    Not just houses.

    Liverpool Cathedral (the real one, not Paddy's Wigwam) was started - at the East end - in the early 20th century and was built properly.

    I remember reading some time ago about remedial work being done on the West end - built after the mid 20th century and completed in the late 20th century - where the builders discovered such things as screwed-up paper stuffed in gaps (that shouldn't have been there) as filler and covered over in poor quality mortar.
     
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    I pity those poor builders on Judgement Day!
     
  5. phatboy

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    Older buildings are more 'solid', but newer ones are better insulated so your heating bills are lower. And less damp issues when they are built correctly.

    The whole 'luxury' property thing these days is ridiculous though - the only luxury part is the price, and a load of glass.
     
  6. conny

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    I read somewhere that every stone mason had his own mark and that they had to mark every stone they worked on. This mark was then faced inwards from view. The story went on to say that it served a dual purpose. One was so their wages could be calculated and the second was that if any 'imperfection' was disovered they would know who worked on that particular stone. As a result the vast majority of this superb building is flawless. (At least it used to be, no doubt some yobs have got their initials carved in it somewhere. :evil: )
     
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    I have a very interesting book somewhere that details the history of its construction. Traditional materials for the most part: stone where visible, brick where not. Some reinforced concrete at the base of the tower, if I remember correctly, to 'hold things together' and to support the enormous weight of the heaviest ring of bells in the country, but that's about it.
    Yes, it's an impressive building.
     
  8. noseall

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    It's spring - thus efflorescence season.

    Efflorescence can occur at any time after bricks have been laid and long after the brickies have moved onto the next site, i.e. the wall can get wet by driven rain.

    There has been a lot of driven rain lately. As John D has stated it is just a cosmetic distraction. Some masonry is permanently wet

    As usual squarky, you are posting total boll ocks.
     
  9. raebhoop

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    Us old gits are quite happy to watch the brickies from the comfort of the pub...
    We figured it was salts of some sort or another.Nice to hear from you blokes that it's nothing serious....but,we still feel it's a heck of a put off for a buyer...after all would you buy a new car if the paintwork wasn't 100%....even if you knew it would clear up eventually?

    Over one pint we watched a bloke 'build' the roof rafters on that end house...they were winched up to him section by section, and with the aid of a nail gun he had the lot in place in just over an hour....Nice to see a skilled joiner at work.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can't you find a pub with a nicer view? :)
     
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    I think it originally did have until they build that cardboard box there :)
     
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    What is your point?

    The sole purpose of roof trusses is that the are made off site thus removing the manufacture time factor. Secondly they are designed so that joiners or carpenters skills are not needed.

    I am not a fan particularly as I do enjoy building cut roofs. Ho hum.

    I bet they weren't all braced in 1 hour though unless there were a dozen men working on them.

    Hey guess what, I saw a woman the other day put some clothes into a white metal box and after a couple of hours all the clothes were clean and dry. Nice to see a skilled launderer at work. :rolleyes:
     
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    That house would suit me,where is it,how much is it to buy ?.

    I could fall out of the pub,crawl across the controlled crossing and eventually get my key in the front door :D
     
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    Yeah! But if we turn round we see this... :D

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    No point...but having been a reader of posts on here for a while and seen what a chummy lot you are, I figured I'd chuck in a bit of sarcasm to see who would bite first.....

    Have a nice day!
     
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    Did you know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit?

    Give yerself a pat on the back you clever lad.
     

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