Bricklaying Question

My builder hasnt tied/cut the brick work of the extension into the existing brickwork of the house. is this acceptable?


I am having a kitchen extension built on the back of my house and i have noticed that my builder hasn't tied/cut the brick work of the extension into the existing brickwork of the house. they have just laid them next to it and put a mortar joint between them. Is this right/acceptable?

3 Answers

Best Answer

I have seen many extension build , you are right that you should be concern . Should be take out half brick work replace full brick joint up or metal tied scrap on, mortar only for filling if use metal tied scrap . You should speak to building inspector or building control and report what you have notice.

Answered 13th Nov 2012

SD Joinery

Member since 16 Jun 2012

Its acceptable to building control as they arent so much interested in appearance but any builder worth his salt will be toothing existing brickwork so the extension appears as though it was always there. Sounds like your builder isnt that great as you have also posted a question about charging VAT despite not being registered!!

Answered 14th Nov 2012

R.Hughes Building and Conservation Ltd

Member since 25 Feb 2009

Not really.Lots of people do this and it will be tied to the house but for appearance purposes,this is poor.My opinion is that the extension should look like its always been part of the house,not an add on.Not continuing with the brickwork by stitching them is a bit half arsed.

Answered 13th Nov 2012

Roc builders

Member since 25 Aug 2011

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