Digmixfill

Creating new cavity and wonky walls?

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23 hours ago, newhome said:

@Digmixfill it doesn’t look as though you are following this thread (unless you are the incognito follower). At the bottom of the page hit the follow link and this screen will appear. You can select to follow a thread here.

 

Thanks for checking this.

 

My Following preferences for the thread are at the top of the page not the bottom, and it would seem that I am the incognito follower

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Other settings are set to send email when new content is posted

 

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I've checked my mail server logs and there doesn't appear to be any delivery attempt from anything that has buildhub in it's FQDN.

 

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1 hour ago, newhome said:

@PeterW? Email being sent? 

 

 

 

Yep nothing to say they aren’t 

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On 09/09/2018 at 04:03, Digmixfill said:

Only just spotted the update to this thread. I'm still not sure why i don't get email alerts for posts :(

 

I ended up walking around the building with a 12ft 2x4 and a laser level. Found all the low and high spots and ended up doing what you have described.

Two rooms are up to DPC level and the height level change bit is almost up to the top DPC level. Just a couple of beams and block to sort to finish the height change.

 

Where did you get you ties made up?  And did you opt for beads to fill your irregular cavities?

I had the ties made up at a small tie manufacturer in Leeds. They may still be around. I didn’t fill the cavity. I’m the external walls are 750 mm thick sandstone, so I used  a thermal block with the best insulation level I could get for the internal skin. It worked great. The house is warm. 

I will have a look in my loft and see if I have the receipt from the tie Co.

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Funny, it’s the first receipt in the vat file. ACS stainless steel fixings in Leeds.

You may be better using something like the lower picture - a frame cramp. You could use a hilti nail gun to fix them and the bricklayers could fix as they went aong. It would be much simpler, easier and cheaper than what I did. When I built mine, the internet was not as it is now so finding specialist bits was not so simple.

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16 hours ago, Tyke2 said:

Funny, it’s the first receipt in the vat file. ACS stainless steel fixings in Leeds.

You may be better using something like the lower picture - a frame cramp. You could use a hilti nail gun to fix them and the bricklayers could fix as they went aong. It would be much simpler, easier and cheaper than what I did. When I built mine, the internet was not as it is now so finding specialist bits was not so simple.

 

ACS are still in business :) Thanks for the details I'll drop them an email and see what they can offer for the longer ties I'll need.

I'm going with the resin filled hole for the ties. I've done a few so far and they don't seem too much hassle.

 

 

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They are still in business. And it looks like since I used them in 2000 they have grown from a small fabricator to a very big one. Looking at the receipt they even supplied the resin applicator gun too.

https://acsstainless.co.uk/

 

Good luck.

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