crack in external wall and hairline plaster cracks

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by Anthony cousins, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. Anthony cousins

    Anthony cousins New Member


    I have lived in my 1930' property for around 3 years. I have noticed cracking in the plaster in a number of areas. Mainly 1 side of the house (south facing) all hairline cracks and according to Google these are usually normal and mainly cosmetic. I have also noticed a couple of bricks on the external wall that have cracked and also the pointing looks cracked. There is a hairline crack behind the radiator that is in the same area as the crack in the external wall is this likely to be related?

    Please see images below.

    Does this look anything to worry about? I have shown trades men and family and they have advised nothing to worry about and usual in an old property. I believe it is clay soil in the area.

    Nothing came up on surveyors report that would be a cause for concern.

  2. Jiml86

    Jiml86 Screwfix Select

    They look cosmetic to me. Its very common to get cracking around windows and above doors from movement in the building.
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  3. Anthony cousins

    Anthony cousins New Member

    Thanks Jim, the stone on externall wall also has the odd crack is this possible due to old age?
  4. Jiml86

    Jiml86 Screwfix Select

    Yes I would say it is however I'm not an expert. This man will tell you more if he's on @Abrickie
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  5. Anthony cousins

    Anthony cousins New Member

    Thanks Jim. @Abrickie there is an extension on this side of the property just one storey. And I believe the old cast iron gutter will of been where the cracked stone is. Thanks for all your help!

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