Holes in internal/external wall
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Holes in internal/external wall

Post by Countrysnail » Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:38 pm

Hi, I'm a new old-house owner. I'm attempting to do smaller jobs myself and unfortunately it's exposed at least one major issue.
I recently removed the old and very badly painted (multiple coats) skirting board. As I removed the board, some of the newer looking plaster moved/fell off and I'm left with exposed bricks, large holes and bricks that aren't fixed in place.
The main issue is that I have no idea what type of tradesperson to get in to fix the issue. Can anyone please recommend what to do with this mess? Photos attached.
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Re: Holes in internal/external wall

Post by stoneyboy » Sat Feb 25, 2023 10:13 pm

Hi countrysnail,
You will need to employ a builder but due to the extensive area involved I would suggest you first get a building surveyor to examine the problem and suggest an appropriate method to stabilise the walls.
Don't start pulling bricks out or you may end up with a structural collapse.
Regards S

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