Hope you are all as well as can be given the circumstances!
I am hoping someone can give me a get out of jail card. I was redoing the pointing around my window as shown in the pic, however, the old morta had turned to sand, literally falling out as soon as I hit it with my plunging chisel, the bricks in turn followed. It turns out they were sitting on the UPVC D mould profile / window frame and have no support of their own.
I have just had the house (built in 1930's) rendered and don't want to mess up the wall, ideally I would like to be able to just replace the bricks, I am hoping you guys with more knowledge would be kind enough to give me a get out of jail card? It is a 2 skin solid wall without a cavity, the soldier bricks are all half bricks, with a wooden lintel behind them, the bricks above the soldier bricks sit on this lintel at right angles therefore supporting the above bricks.
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