Plastering in new home...

stevemonty

New Member
Hi
Not a plasterer here, (or builder of any sort). Just bought a brand new home, took off one of the faceplates to check insulation, ended up checking the electrics too. Anyways, ended up here because some said that the builder had plastered over the faceplate. Is this normal? or regulation? or is it more to do with general poor workmanship? Finding so many issues in the home, especially with plastering. One area seems to be bowing outwards. Most of the lines are more like waves than straight lines. Anything saying that cant be done, or is it just their terrible plasterers?
 

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stevemonty

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I dont really know what to tell you, a separate forum suggested that the plastering had been done whilst the back box was already in. They then suggest that this is basically being used as a junction box, connecting to a socket about 1m away. I assume the coax was cut short somehow or the first box was in the wrong place, so they connected them like that and ran it to the correct place. there lots of issues with wonky lines of plaster and bowing walls in the house as a whole. Question is why the plaster would bow and whether the finishing on this face plate would be considered appropriate? Thanks!
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Hi
Not a plasterer here, (or builder of any sort). Just bought a brand new home, took off one of the faceplates to check insulation, ended up checking the electrics too. Anyways, ended up here because some said that the builder had plastered over the faceplate. Is this normal? or regulation? or is it more to do with general poor workmanship? Finding so many issues in the home, especially with plastering. One area seems to be bowing outwards. Most of the lines are more like waves than straight lines. Anything saying that cant be done, or is it just their terrible plasterers?
@algeeman :chica:
 
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