What Tradesman to use to Look at House Air Bricks


Postby andyw2686 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:36 pm

Hi everybody - hopefully I am posting this in the right area as I could not see any other which seemed suitable.

I am after somebody to come and have a look at my air bricks on my house as have just discovered one which is covered up fairly substantially.

What sort of trader/specialist would be the best person to help me here?

Keen to avoid costly surveys etc but happy to pay a call out charge in the first instance to assess things for me.

Any help would be very greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Andy
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm

Hi

Air bricks are primarily for ventilation, to help prevent any damp issues etc.... Without being able to see it in an image or know its purpose it's a bit hard to tell what's its purpose may be but generally if it is there then it probably has a reason for being there so should be clear to ventilate.

In terms of a tradesman - your first stop should probably be a general builder as he should be able to tell its purpose and advise as to what to do, clearing it etc.... We have a find a tradesman service that may be able to assist you with finding one: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find-tradesmen/

If you are experiencing damp issues within the property then it may be best to consult a specialist damp company. We have quite a few damp information projects on site that can be found here: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/diy-how-to-type/damp.htm and also a project on air bricks that can be found here: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/airbricks.htm that might provide you with a little more information.

Hope this helps!
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Postby andyw2686 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:57 am

Thank you that's very helpful indeed
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:46 am

No problems at all, hope you get it sorted!
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