This week’s Spot the Defect is on a conversion project.
Can you see what’s wrong with the cavity wall extension in this picture?
Let’s see if you can give yourself a pat on the back for spotting the defects that need to be rectified.
In this instance the wall would need to be rebuilt due to the following issues:
- The junction plate joining the two wall structures does not allow for the appropriate level of movement likely to occur.
- The existing solid brick walls form a direct path for dampness to bypass the cavity wall and reach the internal finishes.
For more information on building a new home onto an existing building make sure you check out our blog article “Lean on me – how to join onto an existing building”.
By Anna Symington