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Why is my wall doing this??

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bobbilyknob Sun 19-Mar-17 20:07:48

I'm worried as to what is lurking under my lining paper. I'm too scared to remove it. Does anyone have any comforting ideas as to why it is doing this? Or is my roof about to fall off?

scissormister Sun 19-Mar-17 21:32:23

It looks damp...

scissormister Sun 19-Mar-17 21:33:19

Is that the wall or the ceiling? And a wall, is it a party wall? Could it be a leaking water pipe?

hellybellyjellybean Sun 19-Mar-17 21:34:06

This looks a bit like ours looked, do you have a chimney on that wall?

eurochick Sun 19-Mar-17 21:36:28

Damp. Do you have a crack on the other side of that wall?

bobbilyknob Sun 19-Mar-17 21:49:33

Thank you for your replies.
It's an external wall. Spans that whole wall, it's about gutter height, could that do it?
Will have a look tomorrow at the wall outside.

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Mar-17 21:51:06

Is it a new house?
New walls/plaster can 'settle' a bit.
At least I hope that's it...

ozymandiusking Sun 19-Mar-17 21:54:18

I suspect that you have a leaking or a blocked gutter. You need to get a repair chappie up there as soon as possible, or it will only get worse.

bobbilyknob Sun 19-Mar-17 21:55:42

By the way the discoloration is just shadows from the bumpy plaster, (not sure if that's what looks like damp or the actual bumps.)

bobbilyknob Sun 19-Mar-17 21:59:45

It's 1950s.
Right, better call somebody to have a look. <gulp>
Thank you.

PacificDogwod Sun 19-Mar-17 22:01:02

Yes, get it looked at by somebody in the know.
A leaky gutter or similar ought to be fixable fairly easily.
Lick of paint, bob's yer uncle <fingers crossed>

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