Attic Party Wall Holy!

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  1. Tim_1965

    Tim_1965 New Member

    :)Hi everyone!

    My uncle's neighbours have recently had a loft conversion. Uncle was surprised after taking his copious amounts of "before" pictures that there was actually one missing brick where he could actually see through the gap into next door!:eek:

    The house was built by a very reputable and well known developer back in the seventies, and indeed, the attic party wall starts out okay at the bottom, but it looks like a badly knitted scarfe where someone has dropped some stitches and it looks a bit rough to say the least. The brickwork is pretty jagged in places and quite "messy."

    Although the small gap has been closed up by next door's loft extension, uncle would feel a bit safer if he could get something which would insulate against both noise and fire and give him peace of mind.;)

    Uncle, also intends selling in the next couple of years anyway, so thinks that sorting this issue would be a good idea.:)

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thank you.;)
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  2. fostyrob

    fostyrob Active Member

    Any pictures?
    Can you not just put a brick into the gap where a brick is missing?
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  3. Tim_1965

    Tim_1965 New Member

    Hi fostyrob!:)

    Yes, we did think of doing that but what type of mortar to use, or whether to use fire cement?
  4. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Put a brick in it with mortar. Jobbie jobbed.
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  5. fostyrob

    fostyrob Active Member

    standard mortar
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  6. Tim_1965

    Tim_1965 New Member

    Cheers, I daresay I will have hours of endless fun!:eek:
  7. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    A conscientious builder would have sealed off any voids as the attic was built as a building inspector would not be pleased as it is a potential fire bridge.

    If your uncle is concerned about noise and fire. Rockwook (especially the noise reduction one) is an ideal product especially against an uneven wall. You can simply fix something like roofing battens against the wall and place the Rockwook in between. You will require some wire across the face of the battens to keep the Rockwool in place.

    One thing to remember is that although your neighbours have completed their attic conversion, they are responsible for any subsequent damage for 7 years after completion.
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