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Self Build - Explaining the term 'Self Build' and the path to take to ensure a successful result

Self buildThe area of 'Self Building' has grown wings in recent years with many propsective homeowners opting to manage their own projects - Grand designs or folly? Let's have a look at what self building entails.

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Settlement Cracks / Drying Out Cracks - What they are, where they come from and how to tackle them
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settlement cracks shrinkage wall cracks wall cracking linesI moved into to a new house over 2 years ago and have noticed a large number of major cracks appearing in the plaster around the ceiling, corners and door frames. They have grown steadily and are at the stage where I am getting seriously worried about them. The developer has indicated that they are just ‘shrinkage cracks’ with no structural implication and has shrugged off any responsibility in this regard. Could you please let me know your thoughts on them and how they may be fixed?

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