I have recently decided to repair a bedroom that had termite damage from some years ago.
I am just curious as to my repairs and how they would rate against "registered builders" repairs. This is not a slag off/comparo but a serious question.
I have cut out two sections of damaged bottom plate (structural pine in a brick veneer slab on ground construction). I have decided to replace the damaged sections with treated pine. When I replaced the bottom plate there were small discepancies in the section width in that the studs now are 5 mm too short. I used two pine studs of 850mm length on either side of the existing stud so that they overlap by 845mm so to speak. I then clamped them and used 8 10G 100mm screws to fasten the three pieces together.
Do you think I should have packed the centre stud to fill the 5mm gap?
I also dynabolted the new bottom plate section to the concrete slab. It all seems like overkill I know but some of the repairs I have seen in my time as a building labourer showed there was no reall correct way of doing things.