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Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by LEH, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. LEH

    LEH Active Member

  2. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Most houses these days are built with.


    See, even the word Euro is causing problems for GB. :D:D
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Not the first incident, has happen many times over the years with new builds.
  4. LEH

    LEH Active Member

    Yes it wasn't a surprise to me, although the fact they can't even get the mortar mix right now was. Unfortunately I can't see anything changing.
  5. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    When I started reading the article this morning, I thought it was going to suggest the weaker mix was maybe 7 or 8 to 1 but was amazed to see that it was tested at nearly 3 times the 5.5 recommendation so maybe 15 or 16 to 1 ...
  6. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    at least they've got concrete evidence.
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  7. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Even though the rule is 2 degrees and rising, theyve probably laid the bricks in sub zero temperatures or on frosty days in order to keep the program on track and meet deadlines, which they're obviously not going to admit liability to as heads would roll, much easier to pass the buck.
  8. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    If only.

    More along the lines of Sandy evidence. :D:D
  9. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    now we need john Travolta to come along.
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  10. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    There is mortar this than meets the eye.
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  11. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Bet that Persimmon fella is bricking it.
  12. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    This is just the beginning of the fallout.

  13. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    your cracking me up :)
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  14. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the builders involved had a JOINT account with the mortar suppliers.

    PERPapps they should have looked into it MORTAR than they did.
  15. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Is that a rolled up copy of The Guardian.

    Bloody remainers cutting corners. :):)
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  16. Harry Stottle

    Harry Stottle Active Member

    Thanks for pointing that out.
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  17. jimoz

    jimoz Active Member

    Eroding my confidence in them
  18. DIY womble

    DIY womble Well-Known Member

    The most common mortar problem I come across is thermalites with the mix too strong , so is it all about penny pinching or lack of knowledge
  19. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Very much both, in my experience.
  20. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    One building site in SW England was so bad, the homeowners put signs in the front gardens with their properties problems. The developer was more interested in finishing the rest of the site rather than snagging. Potential purchasers had to pass the placards to see the new houses!

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