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Timber slat decks – deterioration of decking/cladding

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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Concrete or clay tiles – roof sagging

Corroded metal roof flashings

  • Air-borne salt, dust or dirt accumulating under flashings

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  • The paint finish has deteriorated, exposing steel 

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No stop end to raking apron flashing to roof/wall junction

  • It was not a requirement when the flashing was installed 

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  • It was omitted during construction (post 2005)

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Sheet membrane roofing springy or spongy to walk on

  • Damage to the substrate and/or framing due to water entry through the membrane or through adjacent wall claddings 

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  • The substrate material is not thick enough to span rafters/joists

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Interior musty smells

  • There is a high level of moisture in the rooms due to a combination of poor ventilation, not enough heating, and/or poor insulation

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  • Dampness from the subfloor is getting into the rooms through gaps in the flooring and through service holes cut in framing

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House is draughty

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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Softboard ceiling deterioration

Wall linings generally – mould/mildew growth

  • Condensation forming regularly because the wall is not insulated, the house is not sufficiently heated and/or internal moisture levels are too high 

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