Building A New House
Re: Our first home with REDINK - Brand new SHINING SLAB!!!!86
Nov 19, 2014 12:27 am
Congrats nish! That is very exciting. Yay for the start of construction
Our Redink build SOR
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab87
Dec 22, 2014 11:31 am
We went over the weekend to check on the brickworks and were very disappointed, the brick work is Sh!t… every wall has broken bricks, big gaps, mortal all over… we have no experience in building at all and this is our very first house… guys I need advice.. what should I do…. Hubby will be call some independent inspector and let see how it goes….
Here are the photos
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab90
Dec 22, 2014 3:02 pm
From my understanding, the lack of mortar in between bricks is ok and not required for strength/joint, the walls will get covered by render/plaster anyways.
However, i would be concerned about the broken bricks used in the wall, as they are defective and will not be at 100% of their designed strength.
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab91
Dec 22, 2014 8:14 pm
Very poor workmanship ,I would get a independent inspector to do a report or contact the MBA they have brickwork inspectors .
the block work appears to be acceptable but in places you are not getting a full half bond ,the brickwork on the other hand is very poor ,If this guy was on my site he would be looking for a new job tomorrow.
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab92
Dec 22, 2014 10:48 pm
Yep I agree, make them redo it. That's a perfect example of a tradie who takes no pride in their work so even if (and its a massive if!) it was structurally adequate id be making them fix it, preferably with a qualified brickie!!
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab94
Dec 22, 2014 11:03 pm
Check out the ThinkBrick guide to masonry construction. ThinkBrick is the industry body that represents all of the big brick companies...
http://thinkbrick.com.au/system/uploads ... 1407727890
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab95
Dec 23, 2014 12:11 pm
I would not be paying the bill for that! I'd be asking for a meeting with your SS and run through it, if your builder doesn't already do a plate high inspection with you.
Our build thread: https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70984
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab96
Dec 23, 2014 7:46 pm
Holy cow, that is horrendous. I'd be furious if I were you... Who are they hiring anyway, a kindergarten students??!!
I really do hope the builder will compensate you and willing to re-do the whole thing again. I'm sure that kind of work will give RedInk a really bad rep in the social media if they don't fix it!
My first build journey here https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=71028
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab99
Feb 23, 2015 5:32 am
Hi Nish - have you had any luck getting the issues addressed? I hope they've fixed things for you and that your build is again progressing to plan.
Re: First home - REDINK - Sh!t brickworks - Is this acceptab100
Aug 24, 2015 7:43 pm
am back after nearly half year... we still does not have keys yet. PCI is booked this wednesday..... the journey has been roller coaster with Redink with lots of mistake and redoing same thing over and over..... main issue was the tiling, they could not get the measurement rights for the shower mixer and the tiles had to come off four times!!! they got it right the fifth time after hubby sending them step by step photo tutorial.....
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