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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

Gap between bottom aluminium window flange and cladding 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 around the window

    How to repair

Aluminium window flange is fitted tightly to direct-fixed cladding

  • It was not installed correctly when constructed – E2/AS1 for building work since 1992 has required that the window is installed with a 5 mm gap between the back of the flange and the cladding – the gap can be sealed down each side (jamb) of the window and left open across the sill

    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

Leaking through stucco

EIFS – leaking through cladding

House is draughty

Wall linings – water staining

  • Leaking roof, wall or window/wall intersection, or leaking parapet or balcony

    How to repair

  • Leaking pipe in the wall due to corrosion or a nail puncturing the pipe

    How to repair

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Plasterboard disintegration

  • Plasterboard has become wet from a wall, window or roof leak

    How to repair

Particleboard or veneered MDF sheets buckled

  • Moisture absorption from high internal moisture levels

    How to repair

  • Sheets have become wet from a wall, window or roof leak

    How to repair

Polystyrene block – cracks in the cladding systems