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ecotraveller

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Uneven bay window
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:09:20 am »
Good morning all,

Just after some advice please.

The ceiling on our bay window has a gentle slope on it that puts it out by 15mm from one side to another.

The plasterer has already had a go and levelled it out a bit but I think it's probably as far as they can go.

Any one had experience of similar? Should I push to get the bay ceiling rebuilt?

Many thanks!


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Re: Uneven bay window
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 08:46:58 am »
Who is the housebuilder?  Name and shame!

I think there is a similar issue on this forum somewhere.
Not sure if this is it, but anyway the "tolerances" might be useful...
http://forum.brand-newhomes.co.uk/snagging-and-defects/bay-window-tolerances/msg2970/#msg2970

The problem look to me that the bay window itself is out of level, so if the ceiling is levelled, the margin at the bay frame would be uneven, that is tapering one side to the other. That is if the front edge in line with the wall is properly levelled.

It really shows up with your vertical blind on the left which is hanging plumb.

I would not accept it and insist the bay is re fitted level, ie bay rebuilt if necessary.
Any issues with the opening level, out of plumb should be on the outside.
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Re: Uneven bay window
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 09:23:18 am »
Thanks for the link! Looks like it's a regular problem...

It's a CALA house, and to be fair they seem very keen to get the issue sorted.

The windows and bottom window cill seem straight, I think my £5 pack of 6 paper blinds from Amazon might be making it look worse!

The bay seems to bend on the ceiling on the right hand side with a distinct bay-to-room slope angle.

The plasterer did originally try and say it was straight when it was more than 20mm out..  ::)

I think there's an issue with the original build here somewhere as all the other windows are completely plumb.

Cheers for the info.

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Re: Uneven bay window
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 01:20:13 pm »
Good morning all,

Just after some advice please.

The ceiling on our bay window has a gentle slope on it that puts it out by 15mm from one side to another.

The plasterer has already had a go and levelled it out a bit but I think it's probably as far as they can go.

Any one had experience of similar? Should I push to get the bay ceiling rebuilt?

Many thanks!


We have this all along our windows, it looks ugly!
The NHBC is making them redo some of mine but somehow they always make it look worse