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Surface cracks on internal walls

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by diy_fun_uk, 6 Jan 2021.

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    Timber frame bungalow built mid 80's. I've owned it circa 10 years. My understanding is the previous owner did quite a lot of internal works, they only had the place for a year or so, previous owner was an old lady. Suspect the works included re-skimming walls, all are just smooth painted whereas very likely to have been papered in the past.

    I'm noticing cracks appearing in the plaster, see attached pics. The ceiling cracks have been there since I moved in and I don't think they've worsened. However the wall cracks weren't there originally.

    Do you reckon this is potentially something of concern, or is it just expected cracking due to flex in the building itself? Excuse rubbish pics, taken with very old smartphone camera!

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    Look like timber movement , most seem to follow line of stud work.
     
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    Yeah that's what I wondered, very clean lines. Given it's a timber frame building, do you reckon it's just expected/natural movement that's causing the cracking?
     
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