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Timber slat decks – water leaking into house

  • Water is tracking along the bolts used to fix the deck to the wall cladding/framing

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  • The decking/framing is hard against wall cladding

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Waterproof decks – water leaking into the house

  • The threshold from the house down to the waterproof deck or balcony is not deep enough

    How to repair

  • The deck membrane is not turned up enough (150 mm minimum) behind the bottom of wall and solid barrier cladding 

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Aluminium joinery – pitting

  • Exposure to air-borne salt, dust or dirt 

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  • Run-off from cement plaster/grout, CCA-treated timber, copper or lead

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Chalking of powder-coated finish on aluminium frames

Aluminium and PVC windows – loose or missing glazing seals

Doors sticking or jamming

Sliding door sticks or is difficult to slide

Timber windows – stain failure: peeling/flaking

  • UV deterioration of the timber surface beneath the coating

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  • Thermal expansion and contraction of the timber frame

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Timber windows – rotted sash

Timber windows – rotted sill

  • Water sits on the sill if the slope is not sufficient to shed it 

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  • Water is getting into the sill/jamb junction 

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Timber windows – joints opening in sashes

  • The sash has racked (twisted), or there has been thermal expansion/contraction of the timber

    How to repair

  • There has been moisture absorption into the timber end grain if the joints were inadequately primed before installation

    How to repair