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Re: NHBC standards for chipboard floors on I-joists?
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2019, 07:32:17 am »
Go back to the NHBC and instruct them to appoint a contractor and carry out the works necessary and project manage it.

It is not down to the homeowner to be a project manager on behalf of a lazy NHBC!
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Re: NHBC standards for chipboard floors on I-joists?
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2019, 03:34:05 pm »
Thanks for your response I have called NHBC a couple of times and have been told that they can look to cash settle rather than repair.
I advised I want the repairs and they said I have no choice! Is this actually true?

Do you know if floorboards should be fitted the same direction as the joists?

If you listen around halfway through this video you will hear the knocking noise!

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

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Re: NHBC standards for chipboard floors on I-joists?
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2019, 02:15:27 pm »
As been said do not manage the work yourself,  you should be dealing with NHBC.
Noise from floors can not be totally eliminated,  how loud is acceptable is subjective and can vary from one inspectors opinion to another. Finding the cause of the noise requires a methodical approach and experience.

In my own opinion the use of joist caps in construction we see less 'cracking noise '. In your case wedge a 4 x 2 under each ceiling joist in turn to try and eliminate the noise.  Check walls for dabs touching, then a last resort would to cut the floor out and brace the joists with ply.
Your picture is a good example in an empty room this is a straightforward job and quick job .
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Re: NHBC standards for chipboard floors on I-joists?
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2019, 09:17:51 pm »
Thanks for your message.

I have been pushing NHBC as the resolution report admits there is a fault however there are adamant they can choice to cash settle a claim rather than carry out the repairs themselves?

The cash settlement is just over £1,000 (I haven't accepted this) and they are asking me to get quotes/specialist report and they will then review if quotes come back more  expensive (Attached is the schedule of works they believe may resolve this issue)

I will discuss your recommendations with some of the companies I get out to look at the issue and provide quotes.

It seems to be to be a along the whole floor in one straight line the knocking noise. I get a few noises close to the stand walls in certain areas as well which doesn't bother me that much compared to the knocking noises.

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Re: NHBC standards for chipboard floors on I-joists?
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2019, 08:28:31 am »
The flooring should span across the joists not along or parallel with the joists.
Yes the NHBC do often offer cash settlement rather than carry out works.
This means:
1) The NHBC can forget about the defect forever - no coming back with another claim down the line.
2) The homeowner can choose to get works carried out, or just put up with it.

But you do not have to accept it. Under the warranty the NHBC has to get or arrange to carry out necessary works to remediate defects in the home covered by the warranty. If they do not the financial Ombudsman Services will probably rule in your favour if you raise a complaint.
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