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under kitchen units - black membrane/gyproc unfinished?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by wifigeek, 13 Nov 2017.

  1. wifigeek

    wifigeek

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    is this 'normal' for a new build property? I have no skirting under any of my units and something that looks like a black DPC/membrane sticking out? whats that for and where should it be?
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    Sadly - yes!

    The membrane is the DPM - to stop moisture rising up through the floor slab
     
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    What's wrong with it?
     
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    It's cheapskate, penny pinching and poor finishing
     
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    It's called developer housing and how is it poor finishing when it's not on display? Who cares that the plastering isn't immaculate in that location? And you're surely not suggesting a decorative skirting be fitted here?
     
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    So if you can't see it, it doesn't matter?
     
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    Yes, please explain why the plastering should be perfect in a completely obscured location?
     
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    It's indicative of the poor quality construction that passes as the standard for new build housing - lowest cost materials, minimum effort and 'acceptable' quality.

    Everything looks OK on the surface but that's where it ends.
     
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    Should they plaster the party wall in the loft too?
     
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    No, but it would be refreshing if all the blockwork looked finished!
     
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    Out of sight out of mind .....till a pesky owner starts examining things !

    Absolutely normal.
     
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    I suspect this is less acceptable - total lazyness on the part of whoever the trade was. that thing sticking out the ground is a gas pipe.

    And yes I was suggesting that underneath the cupboards should have skirting board - why shouldn't they? just because its out of sight doesnt mean the finish is acceptable (e.g. should we decide to change the kitchen later).

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    Skirting behind the kitchen cabinets! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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