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I have a brick wall about to be rebuilt. It's about 5 - 6ft high and is a
9" construction, rather wobbly on it's lowest course and hence dangerous.
It's about 8ft long and is a free standing construction without piers. The
builder has been instructed by the landlord to reinstate the wall as it was
without any piers.

I presume this doesn't follow good working practise. However are they any
guidelines published of what is and isn't good working practise?



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I have a brick wall about to be rebuilt. It's about 5 - 6ft high and is a
9" construction, rather wobbly on it's lowest course and hence dangerous.
It's about 8ft long and is a free standing construction without piers. The
builder has been instructed by the landlord to reinstate the wall as it was
without any piers.

I presume this doesn't follow good working practise. However are they any
guidelines published of what is and isn't good working practise?


With decent bricks and cement, and with no side loads, it should be fine.

Especially if he shoves in plenty of 'bow' ties.

Its different if its e.g. a retaining wall.
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Fred wrote:
I have a brick wall about to be rebuilt. It's about 5 - 6ft high and is
a 9" construction, rather wobbly on it's lowest course and hence
dangerous. It's about 8ft long and is a free standing construction
without piers. The builder has been instructed by the landlord to
reinstate the wall as it was without any piers.

I presume this doesn't follow good working practise. However are they any
guidelines published of what is and isn't good working practise?


With decent bricks and cement, and with no side loads, it should be fine.

Especially if he shoves in plenty of 'bow' ties.

Its different if its e.g. a retaining wall.


Many thanks. No it's not a retaining wall but I thought it should have had
14" piers at either end to ensure stability.


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Fred wrote:
I have a brick wall about to be rebuilt. It's about 5 - 6ft high and is
a 9" construction, rather wobbly on it's lowest course and hence
dangerous. It's about 8ft long and is a free standing construction
without piers. The builder has been instructed by the landlord to
reinstate the wall as it was without any piers.

I presume this doesn't follow good working practise. However are they any
guidelines published of what is and isn't good working practise?


With decent bricks and cement, and with no side loads, it should be fine.

Especially if he shoves in plenty of 'bow' ties.

Its different if its e.g. a retaining wall.


Many thanks. No it's not a retaining wall but I thought it should have had
14" piers at either end to ensure stability.


Wouldnt have thought the need due to 9" blocks having sufficient
"footprint" anyhoo

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Fred wrote:
"The Natural Philosopher" wrote in message
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With decent bricks and cement, and with no side loads, it should be
fine.

Especially if he shoves in plenty of 'bow' ties.

Its different if its e.g. a retaining wall.


Many thanks. No it's not a retaining wall but I thought it should have
had
14" piers at either end to ensure stability.


Wouldnt have thought the need due to 9" blocks having sufficient
"footprint" anyhoo


These are standard bricks and I forgot to mention there is a metal gate
attached at one end. Many thanks for the info.





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