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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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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

Timber veneered MDF or plywood – damage

Timber boarding – borer infestation

Timber boarding – cupped boards

  • Cupping occurs because boards are drier on one side than the other resulting in uneven shrinkage, so cupping may be due to boards swelling if the moisture levels of internal spaces are higher than the moisture content of the boards

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Timber boarding, veneered MDF or plywood – black staining

Timber boarding, veneered MDF or plywood – clear finish too dark

  • Old varnished or shellacked wall panels have darkened with age, or wall panels have always had a dark finish

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