1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. V

    Fixing a loose plasterboard

    Hello I'm decorating a bedroom and noticed a crack down the corner of a wall where the plasterboard meets. This would be easy to fix, but the central part on one the boards moves about 2-3mm, so if I fix the crack and someone leans on the wall it will reappear. This an outside wall on a 1968...
  9. I

    Subsidence? Should I worry about these cracks (for a purchase)

    Hi, I've had an offer accepted on an old (1900) terraced property in probate. Spotted a few large cracks over windows at the rear of the house and similar ones in the bay of the front rooms (first and second floor). There is a tree in the neighbors garden fairly close to the back of the house...
  10. C

    Filling hairline crack

    Hi all, I'm trying to fill and paint over a hairline crack in my wall but I'm having an issues whereby however much filler I use, it seems to dry below the level of the surrounding plaster. I assume its shrinkage? I've tried both No Nonsense and EasiFill and both dry the same. Also tried...
  11. D

    Internal Cracking

    A house I am looking to buy has the following cracks (see pictures) one is to the side of a lintel and the other vertical crack is just to the left of the window. They are at top of the stair case and above is a further stair case to a converted loft (approx 30 years old). I have had look...
  12. N

    Helical bar for lintel - 6mm or 8mm?

    Hi, Trying to determine whether I should use 6mm or 8mm bars to create a lintel repair above a patio door. I had thought 8mm, but since read that thicker isn't always better for crack stitching because of flexibility. The house I bought 4 years ago has two cracks at the back, one stepped crack...
  13. bettz1

    Best way to fill a crack in a table

    Looking at ideas in how to fill the crack in our table? We've tried cramps but the top won't move at all Wood filler? We're going to sand and revarnish the top afterwards but worried we'll be left with a noticeable line
  14. F

    Crack above window - damp from old vent?

    Hello all, In the last week a horizontal crack appeared above my kitchen window, moving outwards from a plastic vent cover in the middle. I removed the vent cover and found the cavity to be full of fibre wadding which was quite wet and rotten, so I pulled the immediately accessible stuff out...
  15. M

    Cracks around window, lintel and through mortar

    Hello, Firstly, apologies if what I say doesn't make sense, I am a complete DIY noob. I've noticed some cracks around my south facing windows, it's lintel and up through some mortar. I believe the lintel to be safe, but had a few sleepless nights worrying about these cracks! I've attached...
  16. M

    What Filler to fill in small nail holes in MDF architrave (Polyfilla Vs Gyproc Easi-Fill)

    Hi Guys, I just nail gunned my skirting and architraves around the home and now would like to fill the small holes. I was contemplating using a ready filler such as Polyfilla all-purpose or Gyproc Easi-Fill as I have heard this is just as good. But I worry this is only for use on plaster...
  17. J

    Large cracks in wall and under window

    Sorry not sure where to post but i need a bit of help, ive got a problem with mold in this room which i washed just 3 days ago and this was not there then. Can anyone tell me what this could be? and what needs to be done about it? Or How it could even appear so quickly? (Video not very good)...
  18. Ellbell

    Subsidence or settlement

    Hi, We are trying to buy a 3 bed mid terraced house that was built in the late 1800’s but the rear extension is on its own as the house next door was built later. As it’s an area with lots of subsidence - south London. We only got a valuation completed as we didn’t want to pay £’S for a survey...
  19. L

    Hairline Cracks In Newly Skimmed Ceiling

    Hello I'm wondering whether anyone can give me any advice. We recently (mid/late August) had all of our walls and ceilings downstairs re-skimmed. Since then, a long, straight hairline crack has appeared in the kitchen ceiling. In the dining room, 2 long hairline cracks have appeared running...
  20. bettz1

    Ideal logic 15 Sump Again?

    Hi all woke up today and noticed there was a pool of water underneath the boiler. Not this again we had a cracked sump changed 18 months ago Right just took the cover off and i can't see any hairline cracks around the sump any ideas? You can see where the waters dripping out the condensate trap?