Defects

Incorrect concrete test cube

Incorrect concrete test cube

The British standard for a concrete test cube is 150mm. By using a too small concrete test cube means that the measurement is inaccurate which will effect the tolerance and

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Poorly fitted brick ties

Poorly fitted brick ties

It would be great if the brick ties actually did tie the bricks. These incorrectly fitted brick ties compromise the quality and safety of the wall as it could potentially

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Masonry pier built across a movement joint

Masonry pier built across a movement joint

Building a masonry pier across the movement joint defeats the object, as the wall will be unable to expand with heat temperature and may now even crack when the wall

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Wonky cladding

Wonky cladding

Though at first glance you may feel like you’re looking through a fun-house mirror, this wonky cladding was identified by one of our experienced Clerks of Works and was able

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Knock, knock, knock…

Knock, knock, knock…

Who’s there? A Quality Site Inspector who has taken a picture of a door which has clearly been damaged whilst the lock set was fitted.

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Perils of programming

Perils of programming

Water ingress on the ground floor of a 6 storey building. Programme constraints meant that the contractor had to start fitting-out (note that the walls are already plastered) before roofing

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Lack of resilience

Lack of resilience

It’s defects like this that might get missed by the ‘normal eye’ which is why Quality Site Inspectors are vital on site to check for errors that may cause potential

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Sound thinking

Sound thinking

Insulation to this high specification acoustic partition appeared to be properly installed, but a closer inspection by one of our Clerk of Works showed that it was cut between the

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Who will be in the hot seat this winter?

Who will be in the hot seat this winter?

Maybe this a good way to keep warm whilst using the toilet during the cold wintery months?

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An electrical fire waiting to happen!

An electrical fire waiting to happen!

One of our M&E Clerk of Works identified this electrical hazard on a recent project. Spades should be in contact with the earth bar. If there was a fault it

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