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Re: 1980 house. Internal breeze built wall
Reply #3 - Nov 1st, 2017, 2:20pm
 
If they're very pale in colour, I'd guess they might be aerated concrete? (Kinda like aero chocolate bars)

All the internal walls here are built from red brick, including the upstairs walls that don't have supporting walls below them
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Re: 1980 house. Internal breeze built wall
Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2017, 9:56am
 
Thank you. You made  me feel a little better. I found it very strange when I saw the wall. I found it as I pulled the tiles of my bathroom wall. The weight really concerned me as there is no supporting wall below. The breeze blocks look white.











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Re: 1980 house. Internal breeze built wall
Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2017, 6:33pm
 
This sort of construction was quite common, the blocks are often lightweight blocks but not always and as long as the floor is sound it shouldn't give you any problems. It's good to be aware of it though so if you ever have any work done they don't weaken the floor by cutting any of it away to lay pipes or wiring for instance.

As long as you haven't noticed any cracks or gaps appearing I would not be worried, lots of houses were built in the same way.
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1980 house. Internal breeze built wall
Oct 18th, 2017, 11:02am
 
I have 2 internal breeze block walls coming off my bathroom. They appear to be built on top of a wood plinth. There is no wall beneath them downstairs for support. I am concerned about the weight from these two walls.
Please clarify that this is normal structure or not.  I am very worried. Thank you
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