Stuart45, All kidding aside, I assume that there are specialist contractors that clean up the what must be constant supply of older/damaged buildings collapsing in the old towns and cities?
I'd think some of the harder bricks and specials that were used in the fireplaces would be salvaged for reuse.. maybe? one advantage of more plastic mortars. The junk bats and bits washed and crushed and sorted by a mobile crusher/gravel plant or transported to the recycler.
In the USA we'd be using the cadaver dogs to dig out the illegal workers... after this occoured.
After a little consideration, I'm sure your building insurers know exactly(statistically) how many are collapsing/ remodeled to failure in an average Month in G.B.
I found the picture of the interior elevation of steel lintel over the ground floor window to the back yard that survived infilling interesting.
And the tower of Pisa center chimney, shows me $(pounds) spent on improvements, not maintenance...
Will the "council" spank the home owners if they hired unlicensed/permitted contractor? Your previous posts suggests every act leads to the HO owing massive fines for not dotting bureaucratic eyes and crossing tees In your Island Great Nation.
Sounds like Texas. I aways heard Europe had stiff licensing. My parents still have good friends in Amersfort, Netherlands. One is a carpenter, he said becoming self employed is nearly impossible there.
Yes, not the best I've seen. Looks like the bays were built with 9 inch brickwork, a lot of weight overhanging the bottom walls. Normally something like that would be timber frame to keep the load down.
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