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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

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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

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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 

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Leaking through stucco

EIFS – leaking through cladding

Aluminium joinery – pitting

  • Exposure to air-borne salt, dust or dirt 

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  • Run-off from cement plaster/grout, CCA-treated timber, copper or lead

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Chalking of powder-coated finish on aluminium frames

Aluminium and PVC windows – loose or missing glazing seals

Timber or steel window – cracked or loose putty

  • Putty is not protected by paint and has dried out

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  • The glazing rebate was not primed before the glass was installed

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