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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

    How to repair

  • The decking/framing is hard against wall cladding

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Cracked or broken glass in timber frames

  • Impact damage: children’s games, stones from a lawnmower, door or windows slammed shut

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  • Imperfections in the glass, or door or window has twisted when opened

    How to repair

Timber windows – stain failure: peeling/flaking

  • UV deterioration of the timber surface beneath the coating

    How to repair

  • 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 

    How to repair

  • 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

Door is difficult to open or close

Sliding doors won't fully open

  • There is an obstruction preventing them from opening 

    How to repair

  • For older units, there is wear on the rollers or track 

    How to repair

Roof framing – borer

Rafters or ridge beams sagging

  • Rafter spans too great for the timber size and/or roofing type, or roof framing has been overloaded

    How to repair

  • Poor quality timber, or cracked or broken timber

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Ceiling joists sagging

House is draughty