Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Re: Advice on brick colour variations21
Nov 29, 2010 5:15 pm
Here's what they have done with the bricks, using Nawkaw. The images are before and after:
What do you think? Is it good enough?
Metricon Riva 33 - http://herlihy-riva.blogspot.com
Site start 15/03/2010 - Handover 23/12/2010
9 months and 8 days (284 calendar days) from site start to handover
Re: Advice on brick colour variations22
Nov 29, 2010 5:41 pm
I'd certainly be happier with that btherl; it's still not perfect but doesn't stand out like a dog's you know whats quite so much any more. Plus you don't really inspect your bricks every day do you? And it's only because I knew there was a problem that I'm looking more closely at the "after" picture.
Although having said that it does look a bit funny that there's dark blotches on the bricks on the lower part of the house (near the door) and none on the upper part (where they have obviously cleaned the bricks off to make them blend in more).
What do you think about it?
Re: Advice on brick colour variations23
Nov 29, 2010 8:46 pm
It certainly is better but still not that great. It's a bit like they just scrubbed off the face of them or coated them with dust. Are you happy with them? That is the question. Any chance of a photo of the side of the house as well.
Re: Advice on brick colour variations25
Nov 30, 2010 12:25 pm
Thanks for the comments.. I'm not entirely happy with it, but it could be worse. They have done the same thing around the side as they did at the front.
BTW this was done using Nawkaw
Re: Advice on brick colour variations26
Jan 14, 2011 12:31 am
I just found this thread.
Looking at the picks IMO it looks like about 20m2 of brickwork is vastly different to the rest of the house.
20m2 at 50 brick per m2 is 1000 bricks. As the front upstairs is usually the last part that is laid I'd ask to see the original callup information on the total quantity ordered and how the deliveries were made.
IMO they either short ordered 1000 bricks and got a "new" batch to finish or the supplier stuffed up and sent out a different batch.
Either way the bricklayer should have had a look, made a phone call and asked the supervisor and supplier to view the bricks before laying them.
The earlier deliveries have only light "hearting" on the brick face and the last delivery is almost all "hearting".
RE The NAWKAW- They can do better than that.
Being a builder is more than just having once held a hammer. It's about the trades you hire and ensuring that they give a result that meets the industry standard and the home owners expectations.
Re: Advice on brick colour variations27
Jan 14, 2011 7:50 am
Thanks brick specialist .. so the bricklayers were either clueless or lazy. And even worse, they must have known about it and ignored it. I didn't see it because the scaffolding was in the way, but they were actually laying the bricks!
Is "hearting" those oval shape marks that some of the bricks have?
Re: Advice on brick colour variations28
Jan 14, 2011 7:52 am
In the end we have accepted the bricks as they are .. because if we tell someone (except a bricklayer of course) that we had problems with the bricks, they can't see anything wrong! And that's good enough. I don't even notice anything now when I look at the house, unless I look closely.
Re: Advice on brick colour variations29
Jan 24, 2011 12:20 pm
Yeah those bricks clearly haven't been blended properly - that's something that the brickies should have done when laying them.
As the others have said; I don't think there's much that can be done to fix them short of rendering or replacing the lot. It's not really the manufacturer's fault though as they usually have directions on the pallets as to how to blend them.
Best of luck with getting it fixed
As a bricklayer i can say that i do blend bricks on site however, when jobs such as these where big 2 storey homes are built on small blocks in newer estates basically on the boundary, there often isnt enough room on site to have all of the bricks delivered at once. Site supervisors do 'call ups' on the initial order. At the end of the day what you see is a poor result but don't jump to conclusions about the bricky.
We are paid nearly the least as a percentage of the house but is expected to make the biggest effort on the Aesthetics.
Is it any wonder there is a bricklayer shortage?
Re: Advice on brick colour variations30
Jan 24, 2011 1:08 pm
Fair enough.. if those last bricks were delivered later then there's not much they could have done. Except for telling the SS that they can't finish the job with the bricks they've got.
Re: Advice on brick colour variations31
Sep 04, 2015 2:15 am
I have the same problem with my bricks, just want to know what do you think about Nawkaw? It looks like you had moved in for 5 years, is the Nawkaw colour fade or still keep the same looking? Do you know how much they charge?
Thanks a lot
Re: Advice on brick colour variations32
Sep 04, 2015 12:25 pm
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