Looking good there.
Are they 7n dense concrete bricks below DPC? I have just seen these in Selco and am considering using them rather than engineering bricks as they are more cost effective.
Looks like a great project. I've recently finished a back-to-brick-shell refurb of a 1902 semi (all that remained internally was joists, rafters, 1 ceiling 1 timber bedroom floor and I think 3 walls with original plaster). I didn't do the brickwork and roof for the small single storey extension myself, or re-roof the main house, electrics, plastering, gas & boiler install, but did do everything else including making 7 new sash windows and french doors. I thought that brickying was outside my skill set, but have now, through necessity just built a brick and block 9 x 3.3 garage with slate roof with just help from significant other.
It's good to see others with an "I can do it" attitude
A tip and a question.
I think you have ventilated cavity walls on the house (looking at the airbricks?). I discussed insulation with my BC and in the end we used 60mm insulation backed PB on all external walls except for a couple where we could only realistically fit 25mm (which is about the same depth as the original plaster we took off). Insulated PB was glued straight to the brick with either PB adhesive or foam adhesive (depending on how flat it was) supplemented by a few mechanical fixings as BR. Been living in it for a year and our heating bills are brilliant. I would recommend it, but you would have to plan it in particularly for electrical install etc as all the socket backboxes need standing off the wall on blocks first. I wouldn't do this on a solid wall though, because from what I understand the ventilated cavity is essential to deal with any potential interstitial condensation caused by the colder brick wall.
Question - I see you are using mortar bed reinforcement. Was this your decision? Building control? or designed in by your architect?
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