DIY Doctor

Main navigation


Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property

Postby JWM » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:41 am

Hi All

Apologies if this is in the wrong area!

I’ve recently moved into a Victorian property and have begun decorating.

In one of the bedrooms I have noticed there are straight line cracks on the ceiling. They are straight lines and have created a cross hair from the middle point.

Is this something to be concerned about? If so, what would be the best way to fix it.

I’ve tried attached an image but the file is too big. By the look of the ceiling it has a bobbly pattern, artex?

Thanks for your help,

James
JWM
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:31 am


Postby stoneyboy » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:55 pm

Hi jwm
Lathe and plaster ceilings tend to craze and crack randomly. It sounds like your ceiling has been redo by either replacement or over boarding with plasterboard hence the straight line cracks. Short of redoing the ceiling again you will have to accept cracks.
Regards S
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4540
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm


Postby JWM » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:35 pm

Thanks for getting back to me Stoney, so other than it looking ugly it’s not going to fall in on me?
JWM
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:31 am


Postby stoneyboy » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:37 pm

Hi jwm
That is different question!
If you can push the ceiling up and down - use a broom - then it may fall down. If there is no movement even if you push hard then it is unlikely to fall.
Regards S
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4540
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm



Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


 
  • Related Topics