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  1. J

    Crack under window

    Not that I can see. I've put masking tape over at a few points and just traced the line with a biro (the crack is consistently no thicker than that at any point) so if it does get bigger I'll know. Thanks!
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    Crack under window

    Evening all, Just got home from a weekend away and found this at the corner of the front bedroom window. It's probably about 1/3 mm across. I can't see anything wrong on the outer wall and the window itself doesn't seem to be stiff or out of joint, BUT it looks like this has been painted over...
  3. J

    Cracks in stud wall above doorframe

    Well, no. Free consultation. I might be a panicky bugger but I'm not an idiot!
  4. J

    Cracks in stud wall above doorframe

    Home now and photographed it. Now I look at it again though it looks more vertical than horizontal? Also it's almost certainly a stud wall - sounds hollow when knocked, and I had a quick look under the insulation in the loft and it looks like stud with vertical...well, studwork.
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    Cracks in stud wall above doorframe

    Yeah I realised after I posted that wasn't the best place for it! Mod has moved it now. Will pop a photo up when I get home from work. But thanks for the info, slightly less panicky now :D
  6. J

    Cracks in stud wall above doorframe

    Morning all, A structural engineer will be taking a look at this in the new year, but if anyone has any thoughts, the more the better... Just noticed a diagnonal crack (less than 0.5mm thick) in the back bedroom, emanating from the corner of the doorframe on an internal wall. It must be new as...
  7. J

    Rot in purlin?

    Thanks everyone. Going to get a structural engineer in to take a look. Hopefully it's stable / watertight enough to last a couple of years until we get the loft converted properly...if not, bye bye Xmas bonus (and then some). Sigh.
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    Rot in purlin?

    Almost certainly, but we're not planning on doing that for a couple of years yet. Just thinking in the shorter term if the roof is about to cave in!
  9. J

    Rot in purlin?

    Nope, it seems to be straight. I don't think I was clear enough earlier (sorry) - I was aware of the bodge job done with the newer timbers and was planning on getting that sorted in the longer term, probably when getting the loft conversion done. What I was concerned about in the immediate...
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    Rot in purlin?

    Evening all, Just went up to the loft to get something and noticed the rear purlin looking a bit dodgy (see photo). It doesn't feel wet or soft / brittle but something ain't right. The thrown together structural work was there when we moved in (surveyor said it was "in a serviceable condition")...
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