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Damp patches on stone cladding

Discussion in 'Building' started by amatureleccy, 19 Dec 2020.

  1. amatureleccy

    amatureleccy

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    Hi all,

    My mother is in the process of buying a new house and has just had the survey report back which didn't really highlight any significant problems.

    I would not expect there to be any problems as the house is only seven years old and was built by Persimmon.

    However, is there any to be concerned about the damp looking patches on the gable end stone cladding (hopefully the image below is accessible) upload_2020-12-18_23-55-25.png . I believe it is a timber framed house constructed by Space4.

    The day the photo was taken it had rained 24 hours earlier.

    I notice that the roof is edged with proper edging tiles so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Could this be a problem with a lack of ventilation at the eaves or a problem with cavity membranes.

    Thanks for any input.





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    Plastic verges are notorious for causing damp gables as the rain just drips off and down the wall
     
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    Thanks all - so long as it is running down the outside and not getting in.
     
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    Herewithan update. Looking at other houses in the same estate, some of them have gable ends with boards and over-hangs. Those with boards and overhangs dont have the dark staining.

    The first attachement shows a house with boards at the gable end no-staining.

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    Here is my mothers house with the gable end with no boards and bad staining.

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    Why would the same builder do things differently on the same estate?

    Trying to get information from the vendors.
     

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    style over function
     
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    Spotted something else. I dont know whether to be concerned but no one want streaky walls on their house.

    This photo shows some streaking where water is clearly dripping at the end of each of the end tiles. I would have thought the end tile would try and run the water down to the gutter on the face of property, rather than let it spill off and cause those streaks.

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    I am thinking of paying for another specialist roofing surveyor and to find out if this can be remedied.
     

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    The only what to rectify that would be with a continuous dry verge.
     
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