Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property
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JWM
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Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property

Post by 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

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Re: Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property

Post by 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

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Re: Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property

Post by 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?

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Re: Cracks in ceiling in Victorian property

Post by 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

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