1. W

    Blown Plaster

    Hi I am trying to decorate a room in our new house which is on the first floor of a 80s double storey extension. I have found a lot of blown Plaster on one wall particularly. The would have been the original external brick wall, I'm guessing is blown because of what it was applied to. There's...
  2. M

    Window-board repair

    I have recently bought a house and looking at the pictures I've noticed one of the uPVC window boards was cracked (see attached). Can I just pull off (carefully) the window board and replace with a new one? It feels like it is just a cap stuck on to something else. I've read you need to do this...
  3. A

    Crack in chimney wall - advice please!

    I recently noticed a crack in a wall which is under our chimney stack. I can't tell if this wall is supposed to be supporting the stack or not, but right now it isn't. The wall sits on a wooden lintel which half rests on the brick for the stack and the other half across ceiling joists (I think...
  4. BBBerks

    Just some thermal expansion crack or potentially more serious / structural?

    Advice needed please. Struggle to get tradesperson availability my way on so a bit of advice would be amazing. Equally the local surveyors are booked up and won't come out for less than a grand and even then in 4-5 months' time. I've spotted a gap in the mortar around one brick on a front wall...
  5. BBBerks

    Separated and Eroded Mortar: Concerning, or just in need of some repointing / TLC?

    Hi all, first post here after a bunch of research and probably going a bit stir crazy. We're scoping out some projects for our 1970s mid-terrace townhouse, which had me looking at the walls. I've noticed a few issues, which I'm hoping are just normal ageing for a near 50 year old house and...
  6. L

    Cracks in ceiling/wall joint

    Hi, I live in a rented house and recently I've noticed these cracks appearing along where our ceiling joins the walls. Do I need to be worried about this? I've attached some photos.
  7. S

    Please help! Cracks in wall

    Hi I am a new flat owner and am wondering if these cracks in my wall are anything to worry about. I will try to explain the setup in the pictures. I live in a flat in a large old Edwardian building, my flat is on the ground floor but has a needed extension where the sitting room is. The bottom...
  8. C

    Crack in wall

    Buying a house and a crack has been brought up in one of the bedrooms. The house has been extended and an RSJ put in, full building regs and planning has been followed by previous owners. Extension is 12 years old. Crack runs vertically up one wall, along the line where the RSJ covering meets...
  9. H

    Conflicting information - Filling

    Hello, I’m about to start some light renovation work which includes filling settlement cracks and gaps in a new build and I’m looking for the correct products for the job. I’ve watched quite a few videos and read a few threads but still confused as to which filler is best. I know everyone has...
  10. C

    Cracks in walls queries

    Hi all, I’ve recently bought a property, built in 1985, and whilst I had a building survey carried out prior to buying it, there was an element regarding the roof missed and so I wanted to gain some thoughts on areas of light concern regarding cracks in the wall. I live in a block that is...
  11. CandiceM

    Discovery of large horizontal crack - pics

    Hi there, I need some help and opinions! We’ve recently moved into our 1950’s bungalow which we’re hoping to convert and add bedrooms/bathroom in the loft space. Before we undertake something bigger like that, we need to replace the existing windows. We noticed some cracking in the wall by...
  12. F

    Cracks, windows and panic!

    Hey, we've been in our house a couple of years now, its not a new build, think it was built in 70,so maybe... anyways in the front room we've noticed where the window meets the wall in the bottom corner its cracked quite a bit and lets through a draught. There's also a hairline crack that runs...
  13. L

    Cracks along edge of ceiling and walls

    I'm considering putting in an offer on a house but most rooms have cracked sections around the edge of the ceiling where the plasterboard seems to be pulling away from the walls. The property is a 3 storey terraced built in 2002. A couple of the rooms also have floor to ceiling cracks down the...
  14. Jimthomasgreen

    Cracked External Brick

    Hi all, me and the wife are buying our first home. We have found the perfect home, and on a viewing I noticed a crack running down between the bricks from a window upstairs (picture attached). Does anyone with knowledge know if they are something to be worried about?
  15. JamesGibs0

    Floating Screed, cracks and movement

    We have had an extension and wet UFH installed across the whole ground floor (new and old). UFH in the new extension is clipped on top of celotex. UFH in the existing is embedded in an insulation board. - about 45m2 in total We've had a floating screed installed (Longfloor CT-25/F5) and 3...
  16. leaf17

    Large cracks appeared during RSJs installation

    Hi all, Hoping for some advice on some concerningly large cracks that have appeared during our extension build. They appeared during the couple of days that the acrows were in place to support the back wall of the house and another smaller structural wall that's required a short steel. The...
  17. I

    Re-appearing movement crack in wall

    Hi All, I've had a long-standing battle with a particular crack on an internal wall that keeps shifting. No matter how I fill, sometimes the cracks opens and sometimes it moves the other way and 'pushes' the filler out the crack upwards a little to create a raised crack. The wall has been...
  18. J

    Fibreglass Roof Leak?

    For the past 2 months there has been water leaking into the corner of my front bay window through a bracket installed for blinds, the bay window is covered by a pre-made fibre glass flat roof. The slow dripping gets worse when it rains then slows down and eventually stops about 2 days after it...
  19. W

    Composite door panel crack

    Hi all. I’m very new to this site and I was looking for some advice. My wife has noticed a crack or something within the border panel around the windows in our composite door. She is very worried that someone may be trying to break into the door via this way but I’m not sure, I’m looking for...
  20. Licklieder

    Unsupported plasterboard edges causing cracking

    I'm having a go at patching cracks in the plasterboard walls / ceilings of my partners flat. Having done some research, the plan was to dig out and expand the crack, cover with scrim tape then skim over and feather in. So far, so good. As i go stuck into opening up the cracks (which are all...