cracks in my wall help

10 Nov 2009
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United Kingdom
hey i have just noticed a crack in my wall in the kitchen although i cannot say if it has just appeared or was always there. In the kitchen a stud wall was removed before i moved in and have noticed a hairline crack that runs the lenght of the celing where the wall would have been and runs down the wall approx halfway down. The cracks are small but i was wondering is this normal movement to cause the plaster to crack or should i be worried that the celing is unsupported (my bathroom is directly above)? I think this was done approx 5 years ago! is it expensive to replace a stud wall? plus all my doors stick and i know that is a sign of subsidence they are pine and have always stuck when trying to close them I have noticed no other cracks
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got any pics and may not neccessarily be substenance but general movement.
If it's where the old stud wall was, likely to be nothing, just damage caused when the wall was moved.
This may have moved the ceiling boards a little causing joint to crack also same with wall plaster, it has been disturbed.
Could be a case of just filling in the cracks or joint taping and filling out.
If stud walls were installed at the original build or pre plastering stage, it is normal that the wall and ceiling under the stud would not be finished off right/neat.
So could also be a case of the previous occupant did the remedial work after removing wall, but did not do it correctly a now starting to open up again.
But pics will help.

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