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    Cracks in bricks and mortar on 2014 house

    Hi folks First post, and hoping for some advice on two issues (pictures included). We moved into this 2014 built house a year ago; 1) Shortly after moving in we discovered some brickwork under the rear south facing patio doors seems to have shifted out with cracks in the mortar, we think...
  2. R

    Square-up window openings in block cavity walls

    Hi All, Short version: We want to replace the UPVC windows in our house and straighten the window openings through the cavity wall blockwork in the process. Our house (is the least imaginative design possible): - 9m x 9m footprint. - 2 stories with a pitched roof. - Cavity walls made of...
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    Cracking in brickwork where extension meets building, SUBSIDENCE??

    Hi, I am a new member here, in the process of buying a 3 bed 2 storey 1970's house and have noticed cracking in the masonry where the rear (single storey) extension meets the building. The cracks are stepped and go through both the bricks and the mortar. The extension itself is around 15 years...
  4. 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...
  5. H

    Bay window tilting away from front wall

    Hi, The single story bay window on my Victorian terraced house is beginning to tilt away from the front wall. Neighbours have said that the soakaway for the downpipe that is within a few feet of the bay window is the likely cause and that others have added an extension to the down pipe so the...
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    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...
  7. 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...
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    Cracks - should I be worried (photos)

    I have had an offer accepted on a rather boring 3 bed 1950s brick construction house. The house had a rear flat roofed single extension in the 1970s and next to that a conservatory was added in 2000 along with the double glazed windows. It hasn't been decorated in some time! I have since learnt...
  9. Mjrobson82

    Cracks in mortar in joining bricks

    Hi I've lived in my house for 12 years and the current kitchen window before we moved in, used to be patio doors to the garden. The previous owner bricked it up and put a window in. I think he did the work himself. I have always noticed some missing or loose cement between the new bricks he put...
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