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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:55 am 
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Hi there

My mid terrace 1910's house has large void (60cm) beneath the ground floor. Whilst getting a gas fire disconnected we noticed that a lot the supporting brickwork is damaged or removed (see photo) and in some places a supporting jack has been put in place (not in the photo).

I obviously need to get this fixed asap, but I am wondering whether I also need to get a structural engineer to advise on what remedy is required? Any thoughts or experience?

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From your photo it doesn't look obvious where those bricks were removed from.

Could they just have been left there after the build rather than carry them out to a skip. My void is scattered with rubble and bricks

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More photos of missing bricks and walls....


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It looks like they just need rebuilding.

Any signs above of movement?

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Flooring is a bit bendy and creaky.


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Rebuild them back to original, not too.hard a job but awkward in a crawl space

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And insulate the floor too whilst you're down there.



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Cheers. re insulation would you recommend joist/underfloor insulation or insulating the walls of the void?


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Insulate between the joists. Not a really pleasant task but worth doing if you are down there. You could use either fibre glass or celotex , I did mine with the latter simply because I'd picked up a load for nothing. There are a couple of threads on the forum that cover the subject.


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