Sep 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Hi im a newbie here and building my first home but not happy with the build.Recently i was arguing about the fridge recess,it was a little bit short.Anyway,i bought a new fridge that i know that will fit just into that space,835mm wide.So i went to the site to be sure,On the the plan was 850mm wide but when i measured it ,it was 830mm only.So i told them about it but they said it is 830mm is correct because it was noted on the plan about the bricks measurement.Is builder right?I thought if it is 850mm on the plan it should be 850 even after the plaster is done.And how about the tv recess that is 1000mm on the plan but still 1000mm after they plaster it?Cheers
Re: Bricks Measurement,2
Sep 30, 2020 8:35 pm
The builder is correct. All dimensions are to the face of brick. All the internal walls will then be plastered so you typically lose 10mm off each wall.
It's a trap for those that don't realise.
Re: Bricks Measurement,3
Sep 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Thanks,i guess i have a work to do when i move in,chiseling down the wall to make the fridge fit.But the tv recess which is 1000m on the plan still measured 1000mm after they plaster it so it's kinda confusing.
Re: Bricks Measurement,4
Sep 30, 2020 9:04 pm
I don't think that removing the render from the wall will be a viable idea.
I know you have your heart set on the fridge but I'd be getting a different fridge.
A 10mm gap either side was always going to be a bit tight.
Re: Bricks Measurement,5
Sep 30, 2020 9:35 pm
True,but since we already bought the fridge because our old one broke down the Misus will not be happy buying another one.I sort it out when we move in either knock the wall down up to the height of the fridge and put a metal plate to hold the bricks and use a timber wall between the fridge and a pantry..It's been a stressful process and a year and a half now and house still not done.
Re: Bricks Measurement,6
Oct 01, 2020 8:53 am
If your internal walls are brick you must be in WA
Just pull down wall between pantry and fridge space and rebuild with 75mm studs then plasterboard both sides, that will fix it
With your TV space it's just tolerance creep in beneficial direction
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Re: Bricks Measurement,8
Oct 02, 2020 12:09 am
It's not that easy. It will cost you more than a new fridge.
Re: Bricks Measurement,12
Oct 15, 2020 9:10 pm
The pantry wall has a door frame, shelving the ceiling and cornice plus a soffit lining in the pantry attached to it, not to mention that it's possible the ceiling and roof members could sit on that wall. Plus maybe flooring.
You can't just pull out the brick wall and pop in a stud wall. Like I have said, it will cost more to remove, replace and make good that small bit of wall than it would to just buy a new fridge and sell your existing fridge.
Re: Bricks Measurement,13
Oct 15, 2020 9:19 pm
In fact looking at the plan, the best option would be to remove the nib wall on the right side of the fridge. You will have to patch the ceiling and wall but you could then put a tall cabinet end panel and fridge overhead in.
You'd have plenty of space then.
It's still not going to be cheap and you'd want to do whatever you plan before the flooring goes in so you don't have to fix that as well, but it would be the nearest resolution of your issue.
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