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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

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

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Door is difficult to open or close

Steel windows – rusted frames

Steel windows – paint failure: peeling/flaking

  • Corrosion caused by moisture getting under the paint 

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Ceiling has become yellow

  • Smoke from a fireplace and/or people smoking inside

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Ceiling – water staining

Ceilings – flaking paint (particularly on fibrous plaster ceilings)

  • Deterioration due to age; joint stopping not dry when painted; oil-based paint applied over acrylic

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  • Damp ceiling

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Ceilings – fibrous plaster cracked

Ceilings – plasterboard flush-stopped joints have ridge

  • Slight over-filling of the joint which becomes obvious in glancing light conditions (light parallel to the surface such as from a wall washer light fitting)

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Plasterboard ceiling sagging

  • Insufficient number of plasterboard sheet fixings; fixings inadequate to hold plasterboard sheets; ceiling lining has had weight applied such as a person standing on the lining instead of joists in the roof space

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  • Ceiling joist spans are too great for the timber size; joists have been overloaded 

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