Close & Common Stair

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Close walls

A key part of the building structure, check for bulging walls and separation cracks

Problems with close walls

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Close floor

Hollow sounding floors can indicate that soil is being washed away underneath

Close floors

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Balusters and handrails

An important safety feature, check for loose or missing balusters and shakiness.

Maintaing and repairing stairs

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Floors

Floors transmit noise if not soundproofed.

Maintaining and improving floors

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Skylights and cupolas

Providing light to the stair, they can suffer from leaks.

Find out how to stop them leaking

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Front & Back Close Doors

Doors don't just add security but can help to keep the close warm

 More about close doors 

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Stairs

An important part of the building structure, cracked stairs can indicate urgent problems

Maintaining and retreading stairs

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Services

When do you become responsible for gas, water, electricity, and communal aerials?

More about common services

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1. Close walls

A key part of the building structure, check for bulging walls and separation cracks

Problems with close walls

2. Close floor

Hollow sounding floors can indicate that soil is being washed away underneath

Close floors

3. Balusters and handrails

An important safety feature, check for loose or missing balusters and shakiness.

Maintaing and repairing stairs

4. Floors

Floors transmit noise if not soundproofed.

Maintaining and improving floors

5. Skylights and cupolas

Providing light to the stair, they can suffer from leaks.

Find out how to stop them leaking

6. Front & Back Close Doors

Doors don't just add security but can help to keep the close warm

 More about close doors 

7. Stairs

An important part of the building structure, cracked stairs can indicate urgent problems

Maintaining and retreading stairs

8. Services

When do you become responsible for gas, water, electricity, and communal aerials?

More about common services