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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

Steel windows – rusted frames

Steel windows – paint failure: peeling/flaking

  • Corrosion caused by moisture getting under the paint 

    How to repair

Window/door hardware – corroded/deteriorated finish

Window/door hardware is loose

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

    How to repair

  • Damp ceiling

    How to repair