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Internal Non Load-Bearing Wall Bulging in the Middle

Postby mike_standrews » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:59 pm

Hi there, my wife and I purchased our new home a month ago and have been slowly renovating it. We removed a wardrobe today and noticed that the internal (non load bearing) wall behind the wardrobe was bulging in the middle.

This wasn't picked up by the home report (it was behind a big blooming wardrobe) and we're wondering what it is. There is no sign of damp or mould anywhere. Any thoughts welcomed!!

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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:22 pm

could be just badly built.
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Postby DIYDoctor2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:43 pm

If it is an old house it could be just badly built as WelshBrickie says - Does it appear stable or does it flex if you touch it?

How certain are you that it is not load bearing?

Have you used a damp meter to test it for damp?
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