- 4 Aug 2011
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After similar recent experience on my parents extension I have come to the conclusion they genuinely don`t know better and/or have no self respect.My daughter asked me to tile her kitchen for her birthday. Arrived this morning to do the job and noticed the wall was damp. Tapped the wall with my finger and it sank right in. Turns out the last time their kitchen was done the builder dot and dabbed standard plasterboard on to a known damp wall.
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I’m just going to patch the hole and bang the tiles on. I’ve run a scraper over the rest and it is solid enough to last a couple of years. It’s going to have to all come off and done properly at a later date.
Why of why do builders do half assed jobs like this. The difference in cost to treat the wall would have been fairly inconsequential compared to the entire project cost when the kitchen was done.
It seems that drywall installation is a real problem. I had to fit a nice Oak window seat with shelf extensions in the big window, one large bit of oak I had to scribe nearly 20mm from one end, this is a brand new construction and the brickwork was good and pretty square before the plasterer got involved.
The reveals were (roughly) square to the window itself but the wall itself was about 80 degrees to the reveal and also not straight.
It would have been better if they just plastered the wall directly, but they don`t seem to do this any more, I think because they don`t want to chase in any services.
This was the tip of the iceberg as well.