Conservatory subsiding..

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imamartian

Hi all, i installed a Wickes conservatory about 8 years ago. I put in the foundations and built the dwarf wall, then put up the timber frame etc.

In the last couple of years, the whole thing has moved 5-8mm away from the house. The floor to wall connection is now a gap... and the floor and wall beneath the dpc is 5mm away from where it was..

Bottom line... should i be worried? should i get proffesional help/advice?

It doesn't look like a regular movement and we have had an earthquake last year.... plus my garden is about 4ft above the path next door.... should i worry? my foundations were bigger than recommmended!

Ta.
 
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Localised movement is not unusual particularly if it is simply differential movement.
 
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Localised movement is not unusual particularly if it is simply differential movement.


Thanks noseall. But what does differential movement mean? Is that where the conservatory moves, but the house doesn't?
 

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