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Black staining on stained or clear-finished timber weatherboards

  • Mould growth on timber surface; occurs most commonly on south-facing walls

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Cracking/flaking of film on stained or clear-finished weatherboards

Erosion of penetrating clear/stain finish on timber weatherboards

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

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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Wall framing location is visible

  • Condensation forming on the areas between the framing because the wall is not insulated – mould growth is the result of regular condensation

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  • Mould is forming on the framing locations because a thermal bridge (framing has lower thermal performance than the insulated part of the wall)

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Timber boarding, veneered MDF or plywood – black staining

Soffits – mould and lichen

Tiling around showers, baths – sign of water leaks