-+- ?? Vertical DPC ?? -+-


Postby Lee_Hewitt » Thu May 08, 2008 11:42 pm

Hello All,
I'm ready to start building my walls up from DPC but where the extension buts up to the existing building I need to know if I need to fit a vertical DPC to the existing wall in between the inner & outer leaf of where my new walls will be built. If I need this vertical DPC I then need to know how to fit it to the existing wall, i.e. do I cut a slot with a disk cutter and silicone it in?

As always, many thanks in advance,

Lee Hewitt.
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri May 09, 2008 8:16 pm

you do not need a vertical dpc from your existing property to new
extension but a fixed mechanical profile must be used to attach new
extension to existing building.
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Postby Lee_Hewitt » Sun May 11, 2008 8:18 pm

Many thanks for this help. What is a fixed mechanical profile? Is this a 'aligator' wall tie strip?

Many thanks again,

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Postby welsh brickie » Mon May 12, 2008 8:21 am

yes you fix it to the wall using 10mm bolts there are various named
versions on the market crocodile being on of them.
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Postby LCL » Sat May 17, 2008 5:56 pm

Lee_Hewitt

I think I understand your problem.

If you disk out two slots and remove the brickwork, therefore effectively running the cavity continuously between the new building and the extension, you do not requie a DPC.

Building control are likely to require this anyhow to avoid a cold bridge.

If your plan was to make a single disc cut in the brickwork (what is currentyl the external skin, but will become an internal wall) you will require a vertical DCP to prevent penetrating damp. This method is not to be advised as there will be a cold bridge issue.

Hope this helps

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