Building A New House
May 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Building in a new estate on Brisbane southside. Still in the pre-construction stage.
Walking around I've noticed majority of the builds in progress (from major project builders) have some pretty average quality brickwork, all of which will be rendered as per the estate's covenant.
I was disappointed to see that the builder we are going with had some of if not the worst brickwork of the bunch (image attached). No doubt I will end up with same SS and tradesmen so want to avoid this at all costs.
Understand that it will all be rendered, but my understanding is if it wasn't rendered would this be acceptable? I almost want to bring this photo up when we go to sign our contract and see how they justify it?
Also if they are using a cheaper brick for all the rendered areas, should we be seeking out a credit?
Appreciate any comments!
Re: Quality of brickwork under render - what is acceptable?2
May 12, 2019 6:23 pm
If you are rendering, it is logical they would use the cheapest bricks they can get and brickies won't be focusing too much on the visual quality of the brickwork. But as long as those will be covered with render, I really don't see any point for worrying here. Your bricks are not structural.
Re: Quality of brickwork under render - what is acceptable?3
May 13, 2019 10:36 am
Alex you are 100% correct. For render they use cheap bricks called commons which are specifically designed to hold the render.. The photo you have posted actually shows quite reasonable quality so I wouldn't worry
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jpmontoyaHas anyone done brickwork change during building ?Has anyone done brickwork change during building ?
speak to ur SS first maybe he can help Who is the builder that you are using?