HELP! Is this a structural issue?

Plastertom1

New Member
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could advise. I went to see a property to buy but I noticed that the stairs have cracks underneath them, and also the ceiling has cracks in it.

Are these a worry? Do they just need filled and replastered or is it a sign of subsidence and structural damage?

The house is semi detached built in 2003 and is very very close proximity to a busy rail line.

Thanks
Tom
 

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Monkey Boy

Well-Known Member
Be alright probably long term at a long distance appraisal.
Roof joists soaked in rain
Roof laid
Ceiling boarded and skimmed
Joists shrunk after being roofed and took ceiling up with them

Looks like someone has had a bash at filling under the stairs already in the past too they was probably soaked in rain aswell
 

Retired Spread

Well-Known Member
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could advise. I went to see a property to buy but I noticed that the stairs have cracks underneath them, and also the ceiling has cracks in it.

Are these a worry? Do they just need filled and replastered or is it a sign of subsidence and structural damage?

The house is semi detached built in 2003 and is very very close proximity to a busy rail line.

Thanks
Tom
why buy a house close to a railway line?

are they bit cheaper as no fker wants em?
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
is your house timber frame by anychance.?

ceiling is where ita been taped and jointed. the paper tapes have peeled off..

under stairs ia where plaster meets timber.

im afraid past 20 years or so new builds are total shite . thrown up with the cheapest methods and cheapest trades and cheapest standards
@algeeman
 

Dollar

Well-Known Member
Mortgage lender won’t lend on it it it’s a problem/ however be used as a bargaining tool if you got the cash ...


(Do not blame the train )rather consider you live on a spinning ball .
Spinning @ 1000mph @ equator/chasing the sun @ 666,000 /whilst flying through the galaxy @500,000mph. (never felt a thing )....
 
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