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What is behind this plastic cladding?

Discussion in 'Building' started by jacoscar, 2 Apr 2020.

  1. jacoscar

    jacoscar

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    What’s the deal with this exterior plastic cladding? My house is similar to the one on the left

    I know the external wall are cavity insulated, but what about the plastic bit? What’s behind? And what would it take to make it like the house on the right?
     

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    To be honest, it's hard to say.
    I assume that it's brick underneath.
     
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    that particular one is timber -its floating, so its supported by cantilevered joists.

    if your house had cladding from new its probably either blockwork or timber stud.

    in either case, the external wall will have sheathing, a membrane and vertical battens before the cladding
     
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    Timber studding and insulation hopefully.
     
  7. jacoscar

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    I assume the houses were all the same when they were built (in the 1960s)
    What do you think they did to the house on the right, then?
     
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    The mortar lines of the bricks of the bay, don't line up with the ones on the rest of the building, so probably the bricks are not full depth bricks - likely they are just a few mm thick brick slips stuck on to the fabric. Perfect colour match though.
     
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