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Rusty nail fixings on exterior walls

  • Heads of fixings are not protected by putty where punched and stopped 

    How to repair

  • Incorrect fixing type used for environmental conditions, cladding type or finish 

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Nails protruding on exterior walls

Rust spotting on texture-coated fibre-cement cladding

  • Corrosion of fasteners where incorrect fasteners were used or the galvanised coating has been damaged during fixing 

    How to repair

Asbestos-cement cladding – loose or missing fixings

Rust spotting on asbestos-cement cladding

  • Corrosion of fasteners where incorrect fastener used or galvanised coating has been damaged during fixing 

    How to repair

Timber slat decks – water leaking into house

  • Water is tracking along the bolts used to fix the deck to the wall cladding/framing

    How to repair

  • The decking/framing is hard against wall cladding

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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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Profiled steel cladding – buckling

  • Inadequate allowance for thermal movement at fixings – this occurs more commonly with dark coloured claddings

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Profiled steel cladding tearing at fixing points

  • The use of rivets instead of screws preventing thermal movement

    How to repair

  • Fixing holes that are too small to allow thermal movement

    How to repair

Profiled steel cladding – loose or missing fixings