external wall is out of plumb?

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Anyone got advice regarding external wall out of plumb? (hopefully you can see on pic)
It is roughly two - two and a half inch out from pavement to top of flat roof on extension
Im guessing it was caused by lintel above window rotten and dropped (cracks in mortar joints above window) also in the extension there was a block wall that was built onto a wooden floor that had completely rotted and the only thing supporting it was the top of the door frame pushing against the external wall which has moved out...
Is there a real problem here, and if so, how severe? and how to rectify it?
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Can see that the downpipe on the extension is out of plumb,or is the downpipe plumb and it's the wall that's out ? Hard to tell from pic.
 
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The trouble is,..............he took the picture with a cornflakes packet at the end of the street.

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The wall at the original part of the house looks out of plumb (or level for Noesalls benefit) but as the description the OP has given is vague, and no close up pictures to show the windows, and cracks etc, (or anything else to help us) all we can do is give facetious comments.
 
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Sorry guys for lack of info... where woody has indicated I would think thats plumb.. however i would have to check that. if you take it as plum then you can see the difference from there.
The problem is on where the other drain pipe is behind. its out of plumb around 2 to 2. 1/2" from the path/floor level to the middle or where the gutter on extension starts
The lintel has gone on the window but it is on the left of where its out of plumb. as I said there was a block built wall which was around 2m x 2.2m that was leaning on that part of the wall (in extension) for who knows how long because the supporting wooden floor had rotted long ago. (which is now removed)
Ive attached a couple of pics of above window... but i would have to take more pics if necessary
 

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Well the cracks aren't good, and it looks as though you need an lintel, or even RSJ to span the two windows to replace that piece of wood (pictures from inside needed now) and then you can repoint the bricks above. But as the wall has moved out of alignment by the downpipe, that suggests the issue is where the extension has been built on to the back of the house. Have a look on the flat roof,and see if there are any signs or movement in it. The wall that's leaning,may well have moved prior to the extension being built.
 
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You need a new set of spirit levels woody, those ones look like they've melted! Levitating function is not bad though:LOL:
 
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To the OP there are probably little foundations if any, so the rear parts of terraces which are only held in place by the neighbour can move more easily than the main block.I would be surprised if the new extension can push the existing anywhere but I've no experience with that, only lived in a few terraces with cracks between the two parts of the house, but look for other clues around the rear part of the neighbours side too
 
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Ok... Heres a bit more info... and a few more pics..
I checked the flat roof and above the ceiling in the kitchen and the roof/floor joists have moved back away from the outer wall in extension around 3/4" However the joists in the kitchen are up to 6" from the end of the void in wall, just barely holding on now..! hope pics make it more clear. The picture of spirit level is of outside wall next to the drain pipe with bottom of level on floor, if i make the level plumb i have a gap at the bottom of level of 2-1/2" The front of extension is plumb... how can this be made good again..? without having to knock it all down and rebuild.. can this be fixed somehow??
 

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Although there's a gap of 6" behind the joist ends, it'll only be the 2.5" out of plumb that's the issue; but I doubt if you can push it back into alignment, but someone on here may tell you how to. It looks as though they've put in the kitchen window,and bodged the lintel, and that's weakened the wall, so the wooden lintel needs replacing as soon as possible,and you then need to sister a few joists ends next to the gaping joist ends. The gap in the kitchen roof can sealed over with lead flashing to keep the water out, but you need someone proffesional n site soon to give it a proper look over.
 
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Heres a couple more pics.. first is of upstairs front wall (at right angle to the wall out of plumb) i guess this wall is supporting it from falling out further. second pic shows extension wall and where the block wall was simply floating with no ground support. Ive checked both neighbors and theirs seem ok
 

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