Holes and Loose Bricks After Removing Old Mortar Plaster in Bedroom


Postby dickeygreen » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:20 pm

Hi,

I'm working on one of my upstairs bedrooms and removing the old mortar plaster from the wall before I batten it and board it.

I'm doing this as a tiny shelf pull a massive part of it off already so I want to get rid of the old plaster.

However on hacking away some of the plaster so far, I've found a lot of gaps between bricks and also some loose bricks.

What is the best course of action for me now, I'm more worried about the wall structurally. I believe this is a double skin wall with other bricks on the outside as I can see some through the holes..

Can anyone offer any advice before I get a builder to look at it.

Thanks

Dickey
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Postby tileclipproman » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:21 am

this is not uncommen in older properties and if the wall is dry just make good with lime motar.
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Postby dickeygreen » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:42 pm

Thanks for your reply.. I guess my only worry was hacking more off and the blooming wall falling down or worse of all the outside wall falling down!!!
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Postby dickeygreen » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:36 am

tileclipproman wrote:this is not uncommen in older properties and if the wall is dry just make good with lime motar.


I was just thinking does it have to be lime mortar as Im pretty sure I have a bag of mortar in my garage.

If its best to lime then no worries.

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