What is the purpose of this & can they come out

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Flame, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:50 PM.

  1. Flame

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  2. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    Are the bricks all the way up to the top of the wall and does the wall support anything above?
     
  3. Flame

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    That image is how it was as i found it directly behind the plaster. Above is the loft, that’s a stud wall effectively. I can’t see a reason why they are there, the bricks are sat on the wooden base of the stud wall, which is sat on a supporting wall


    Sounds odd, but to hold the wood down and keep it from warping maybe?
     
  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Strengthen the wall is what I was thinking, provided fixing points to hang your radiator and whatever else on that wall. Do you have anything fixed to the wall the other side, thwarts relying on the bricks for support? Can't see why they can't come out, they look to be long redundant now.
     
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  5. Flame

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    Nothing at all on the other side. this room didnt even have a rad til about 10 years ago so it’s a bit weird, only seems to be the bathroom walls too, none of the other walls upstairs share this. I’ll have them out tomorrow, if you don’t hear from me, assume they were a key part of the structure and removibg them caused the house to come down ontop of me!
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Agree.

    But, I would add a extra row of noggins in their place.
     
  7. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    3/4 Ply for me, don't need the nogs then and can hang most things directly.
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Fair point, can see sense of 3/4" ply.:)
     
  9. stuart44

    stuart44 Member

    Bricks on edge were sometimes used inbetween the studs on older partition walls. It was just an infill which offered better soundproofing, but not structural.
     
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  10. Flame

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    Bricks are all out now, came out in big slabs. Thanks for all replys
     

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