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The house is a refurbished barn and a few of the walls have developed these cracks running down usually in the middle of the wall for about 1/2 feet. The work was carried out approx 4yrs ago but overall to a poor standard and the company no longer exists. Are these cracks indicating something serious and what can be done about it , can anyone advise , thankyou
- Ykitkat_45 27th Oct, 2011 Plastering
internal brick wall norfolk soft red brick would you recommend rendering with a 6.1.1 sand cement lime mortar mix followed so we are left with a textured finish for painting. thank you.
- Ypat_76 8th Sep, 2011 Plastering
- Ynelliet 7th Sep, 2011 Plastering
Removed old kitchen to find mouldy walls. Chipped back plaster to brick. Plasterer started yesterday attaching plasterboard in kitchen. He is using plasterboard adhesive straight onto the brick. I am worried that the damp problem will re-occur as the damp comes back through the wall and if the new kitchen is attached to the plasterboard, it wall fall away from the wall, as the plasterboard does... Would batons have been better?
Thanks in advance.
- Ymarcusward 1st Sep, 2011 Plastering
I want to get someone to skim and paint a few rooms, but I don't want the hassle of draining and removing the radiators to get to the walls behind it, so I was just wondering if it was possible to obtain a smooth paint finish without removing them. The areas around the sides are easy to get to but I am most concerned about the bottom and top gaps, especially the top gap between the radiator and the windowsill (about a 10cm gap)
- Ysindyng 22nd Apr, 2013 Plastering
Hi I had my living room ceiling overboarded and skimmed. That was about 8 months ago. I have now noticed hairline cracks where around the area the ceiling meets the wall, about 2cm in to the ceiling. Also noticed a crack coming down one wall. I have pictures if that helps
- Ysiaks 31st Mar, 2013 Plastering
We had our house fully rendered about 4 years ago. We now have 2 big cracks on each corner of the gable end. These cracks have been developing gradually over about 12 months, but only recently did anything fall off.
We had previously had a poor relationship with the builder who did the work, as it took many months of pestering to get him to come back to 'make good' an area that had also failed.
We asked a local tradesman to look at it for us, as we thought it was a simple job to fill the crack etc.... However, he has looked at it and said that (in his opinion) the whole gable end needs redoing, as the render is just crumbling away underneath the exterior coating.
We have therefore contacted the builder who did the work for us, and he has started off making excuses and delaying even coming to view the issue.
My query is - where do we stand ? Can we force our builder to come and repair the damage - whatever the solution is ? The work came with a 10 year guarantee, however we are struggling to find the documentation. I assume that there are consumer rights for this kind of thing ?
- Ydisgruntled 6th Aug, 2012 Plastering
The flat above mine recently had a slow leak from the bath/shower that eventually penetrated by bathroom ceiling(upstairs bath not sealed or fitted properly so water was running down the side, onto the floor, and through the ceiling).
This has caused some cracking and bowing of the plaster in the ceiling, in one are of the ceiling. It is presently still damp to touch and will need some time to dry out.
My question is, does the whole ceiling need replacing or can it be plasterboarded over with plaster on top of that?
I'm not sure what type of ceiling it is at the moment (i.e. lath and plaster) but the flat is a victorian house conversion. I would like to avoid a disruptive removal of plaster if poss, as the flat is rented out.
Additionally, the water penetration has also damaged the wall and the tiles around the bath have started to bow out. You can see they stick out, and they move when touched.
My question here is what is the best course of action? Do I need to completely remove all tiles, replaster and then retile? I am assuming wall will be damp from water penetration so will need to dry out.
Views on timescales for this type of work would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your replies
- Ydave_lufc 14th May, 2012 Plastering
- Ybjeff1980 14th Apr, 2012 Plastering
1 foot wide, covers 2 boards
- Yyashmin 13th Sep, 2011 Plastering
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