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Wall Starter kit

Discussion in 'Building' started by Sam8_8, 7 Jun 2021.

  1. Sam8_8

    Sam8_8

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    Hi,

    I am having a rear extension done and being a bit of novice, don't know much about building works. The walls are starting to go up and I noticed the brick guys used wall starter kit only on the outer leaf and didn't use it on the inner leaf (blocks) . Is this acceptable? or should I ask them to remove a few blocks where the wall joins and use starter kit?
     
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    Wall starters should be used for blockwork as well.
     
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    Not really unless they are using another method to tie in...?
     
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    Oh dear. That's £20 and 10 minutes they've saved. Watch out for any other efficiencies. :cautious:
     
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    I agree. It costs very little to do both leaves once the drill and impact driver are set up. My oppo loves fitting them.

    Doesn't bode well.
     
  7. Sam8_8

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    Don't know why they do silly things like this if its only 10 mins to do it properly..is this work i.e. tying new walls to existing checked by BCO? Should i raise it to him if they give me excuses?
     
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    Just insist on the job being done properly.
     
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    Do you have any plans? What do the plans specify? If the builder has quoted based on the plans, then at the minimum you can expect work must be as specified. Any deviation from the quoted work (ie the specification) should be only with your prior notice and agreement.

    The inspector wont inspect for these ties
     
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    Yes i do have plans and this is what they say about walls "WALL CONNECTOR-NEW WALL CONNECTED TO EXISTING WALL WITH 'FURFIX' STEEL CONNECTOR OR SIMILAR. POLYSULPHIDE SEALANT POINTING TO EXTERNAL JOINTS. - INTERNAL LIGHT WIEGHT BLOCKWORK PARTITIONS TO BE PLASTERED."

    I will ask him to take out a couple of blocks from the wall and insert the starter kit. For my information, what are the implications of this not been done on inner leaf? Will inner wall have cracks?
     
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    Pull wall over when builders leave. Plead ignorance and wonder if it was tied in properly as you all look at pile of blocks in the morning.
     
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    Haha sounds like a plan
     
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    Why £20, I’ve been paying £10 from screwfix and now I’m about nine sets deep I’m furious I’ve just seen the same ones go for £50 for ten, brand new on ebay
     
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    Tell them next doors cat jumped on the wall.
     
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    Two packs :rolleyes:
     
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    One skin
     
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