The plasterboard was removed today. It peeled off the wall like rolls of carpet. The plasterboard was just like wet cardboard. The dabs were all wet and the bricks sodden. Dehumidifier in drying out now .
Thanks for those with thoughts and advice.
A skilled tradesman is worth his weight in...
This evening I have just discovered that the builder has installed a cold roof rather than a warm roof that was on the quote he provided. A cold roof that hasn’t been constructed to regs and is not ventilated!
I’m starting to lose my patience now!!
Building control have inspected this morning and advised that plasterboard is removed as it has lost its integrity from the damp/water exposure. Essentially the building needs to be dried out for a few weeks before being re dot and dabbed.
Builder has agreed to do the fix. Feel sorry for him.
Gentle heating and the bifold doors open for ventilation does help. But in the morning…all the circles are back!
I have put my hand into the back of the plasterboards and they are damp. They are also very brittle and crumbly around the socket trays etc.
Just getting to the realisation that...
I have and he is saying it is just the current cold weather and give it another few weeks to dry out. Obvs the builder doesn’t want to back off and replace all the drywall for his own economic reasons.
However, I am after other opinions from experts on here who aren’t thinking of their own...
These are my thoughts. Screed was done after plastering.
There was a lot of heavy rain during the build in November and the cavities were not covered properly.
I think the thermalight block work was very damp when it was dot and dabbed.
If that is the problem will it dry out eventually or...
New extension built to building regs with external walls, red brick, cavity and block, finished inside with dot and dab.
It’s 4 weeks since the plastering was done and the walls won’t dry especially the dabs. I have tested one at the back and the dab is damp.
Now I have water appearing on...