Building A New House
May 03, 2016 3:38 am
We are at brick stage of our home and it's a brick veneer (not sure of spelling) with wooden frames. We realise being veneer the brickwork is not structural and it's all on the frames however we are a little worried.
Our brickwork on the exterior of the house looks amazing/ perfect it's lined up nicely and the mortar is even and it's looking beautiful on the outside however looking at it from the inside is a whole different picture. There's either way too much mortar in places and it's oozing/hanging out the between the bricks or with heaps of them there are just large gaps and we can't see any mortar at all from the back (front is perfect) there are also quite a few irregularities such as chipped and cracked bricks looking at it from the back.
We have raised these concerns and have been told it's all quite normal and that's how it goes. I can't find any other people on here discussing it or having the same issue though so I just need to know that it's okay/normal. We do trust our site supervisor he is a really great bloke but I just need that extra peace of mind as it still seems odd to us and I am a total stress head!
Thanks in advance
Re: Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/nor2
May 03, 2016 8:15 am
Exterior is amazing !
Are you talking about the look from inside - that you won't see once the gyprock is up ?
Maybe put a pic on here. But - the inside is often not as "perfect" as the outside.
Re: Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/nor3
May 03, 2016 12:23 pm
It's standard although the inside perp joint [vertical mortar joint]should have mortar on it but many don't.
Provided the brickwork is laid quite clean and the brickcleaner doesn't blast through the mortar it'll be fine.
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: Messy brick veneer on interior wall is this standard/nor4
May 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Hi guys yes the inside which we won't see once gyprock is up. Thanks heaps for that I just couldn't find information anywhere and this is our first home so I just wanted to make sure. I think the gaps I noticed were all on the horizontal so they might have mortared up the vertical properly like you said.
They have been hosing down the mortar as they go from in between the wall and frame cavity to make sure it doesn't build up too which has been really good.
I only have a couple of exterior photos atm we just focused on questions and chatting to our supervisor when going through the inside.
Really appreciate it thanks heaps for the information
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