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There is no gap between the bottom of the cladding and a window/door head flashing (gap should be 5 mm)

  • It was not installed correctly when constructed – the gap has been required under E2/AS1 for building work since 1992 to allow draining and drying from behind the cladding

    How to repair

Gap between bottom of cladding and head flashing sealed

  • It was not installed correctly when constructed – the gap has been required under E2/AS1 for building work since 1992 to allow draining and drying from behind the cladding

    How to repair

No head flashing to window/door openings

  • It was not installed when constructed – for a period during the 1970s and 1980s sealant was sometimes used rather than a metal head flashing 

    How to repair

EIFS – leaking through cladding

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 door finish has deteriorated

  • The door finish was not suitable for an exposed location – many external doors are only suitable for use in sheltered locations

    How to repair

  • Lack of maintenance (repainting or re-staining)

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Door is difficult to lock or unlock

Door is difficult to open or close