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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:53 am 
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I believe it may be K Rend, it’s white in colour. The house is approximately 5 years old, the render is cracking in various places. One crack is nearly 18 foot long, it is verticals from top of roof for 8ft, then horizontal for 1 ft and then vertical for another 7 ft. It’s also starting to widen, as is the other cracks.

There were some cracks at the foot of the house that the developer filled in, they have widened and the render has come loose from the wall.

Should the render be pulled off to see what is causing the cracking?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:00 am 
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As its a new house it should be covered by the NHBC 10 year guarantee if its loose it needs to come off and be redone


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Bob225 wrote:
As its a new house it should be covered by the NHBC 10 year guarantee if its loose it needs to come off and be redone



Yes it’s still under the initial 2 year warranty with the developer. It was a showhouse, so suppose to be sold as new when I bought it but they try to wriggle out of doing repairs or look for the cheapest option to fix. I’ve had to involve LABC. To get the roof fixed. They have said the render needs fixing but I’m thinking they will simply try to fill the cracks in and hope for the best.


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get in touch with the nhbc and you lender if need be, the nhbc will usually sent out a assessor

If in doubt get a private assessment of the issue and what remedial work need to be done

last but not least make sure you have everything in black and white, if its by phone, time, dates and names


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LABC are my insurers. They have been out and inspected cracks but they are getting worse. They advised the developer to contact the render manufacturer to ask their take on things. I’ve rwpeatedly asked the developer what have they said/advised, and asked who the manufacturer is. I’ve asked at least 4 times via email. Not once have they give the requested info but advised the render will be repaired.

I’m thinking they have not contacted the manufacturer as advised to do so and are looking to get a quick fix sorted.


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Send them a recorded delivery letter hint at legal proceedings, tbh emails have very little impact


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I’m going to contact the CEO first, if no joy, then legal avenue may be my last option.


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The simplest and least expensive one I know of is to parallel groove the crack with an angle grinder and a disc called a mortar rake.


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