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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:55 am 
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Hi,

I've just purchased a flat and moved in a few weeks ago. The flat is in an older building which has recently been refurbished (with newly plastered ceilings) and we are the first occupants. When we carried out our building inspection there was no issues, however after the first month horizontal cracks have started to appear along the length of the ceiling.

The cracks are not large at the moment (1-2mm), but are becoming more pronounced. There is one horizontal crack running the length of the ceiling, which steps around the middle. There is also a second crack running perpendicular to this across the ceiling around the middle (the cracks do not join). I've uploaded some photos at the below link.

Any idea what the cause could be? Should I be concerned? If I want to get them investigated should I be calling a plaster or builder/structural engineer?

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/swlncevxcbeep3u/AAB8qZD_xVlpNqB1gCaJcCGka?dl=0

As it's my first home I'm quite concerned about it so any advise would be really appreciated!

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Its not unusual for older buildings to have similar cracks in their ceilings, but I wouldn't have expected ones like that in a newly re-done ceiling.

It seems from your pictures that the plastering job may not have been to the highest standards though (to put it politely). So I suspect they may also have just skimmed over old cracks which have now opened again. Or do you believe that the whole ceiling has been re-done/replaced?

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is it an attic/roof above

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Looks like the plasterboards are moving; probably all wants removing and re-doing. as per Kev888's post,not the best skim job there.

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