Brick Work up to Roof Line? for Rear Extension


Postby FarmerBarlimow » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:31 pm

Hi, I wondered if I could get a bit of a consensus and opinion from experienced brickies or roofers? I've had a rear ground floor extension and it's close to completion. Previously the roof was finished, and the brick line where it met the flashing and tiles was a close, gradual slope from ridge down to eaves. The roof had to come off due to a catastrophic error in measurements, and the excess bricks were knocked out, timbers put back on and the rest of the flashing, tiles etc.
However the bricks on the exterior are now all... stepped... down instead of the bricks being cut to slope down. I assumed this was something still to be finished, but the builder has now left the stepped bricks going down along the roof line leaving gaps, but already started to put upvc flashing to finish off. I asked why put those on when the bricks are still showing gaps but was told the pointing would be between the upvc and tiles will seal it. Am I being told this because they just want to get the job finished and not have to cut more bricks and get the mixer out again? Will it have much impact if there are gaps in the brickwork as they step down in whole bricks down the slope? What should I tell them about what I expect if this is the case? I have before / after photos that explains easier what I'm trying to describe but don't know how to post them!! Any advice gratefully appreciated as I'm worried this flashing is just being put on quickly to cover up unfinished brickwork, and I currently don't know any better!
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