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2nd floor wood cracking

edited 11 January 2020 at 7:06PM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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  • davidmcndavidmcn Forumite
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    Rocksolid wrote: »
    Well, also the ground floor was not that stable to be honest, but I'm not afraid to fall down from the ground floor :D
    Do you really think people in the UK keep on falling through floors? Is this something you've witnessed, or heard any natives discussing?
  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    Some of our homes are centuries old, and gosh they have wooden floors which have withstood generations of feet tramping over them. Wood is flexible, it's meant to be flexible, it's natural. If you find an odd floorboard that creaks, try inserting cork strips between the boards, this will enable them to flex without creaking.

    If you want solid floors buy a modern flat or house with concrete floors.
  • RocksolidRocksolid Forumite
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    davidmcn wrote: »
    Do you really think people in the UK keep on falling through floors? Is this something you've witnessed, or heard any natives discussing?


    No, never, but I can't trust the quality of something like this... This was 240k 2 bedrooms... Should I spend 240k for such quality? Otherwise the rest was great, also wide garden and garage (maybe some improvement here was needed, like security)


    Otherwise I found a 250k 2 bedroom coach house, brand new, but I don't like someone parking under my house, the only pro is that it's new and is detached.
    Also here quite confident that those wood bars will move a lot very soon.
  • benbay001benbay001 Forumite
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    I pity the estate agents who have wasted their time on you.
    You will never buy. I just know it.
    As for concrete vs wooden floors... Concrete is brittle. Once it goes, it really does go. If a wooden floor had somehow rotted, you would get plenty of warning before it collapsed.
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  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    Rocksolid wrote: »
    No, never, but I can't trust the quality of something like this... This was 240k 2 bedrooms... Should I spend 240k for such quality? Otherwise the rest was great, also wide garden and garage (maybe some improvement here was needed, like security)


    Otherwise I found a 250k 2 bedroom coach house, brand new, but I don't like someone parking under my house, the only pro is that it's new and is detached.
    Also here quite confident that those wood bars will move a lot very soon.

    Oh good grief! I'm beginning to think this is a complete wind-up.
  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    Oh good grief! I'm beginning to think this is a complete wind-up.
    If the other thread is anything to go by, I think you'll find it's still incomplete. :)
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  • RocksolidRocksolid Forumite
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    Davesnave wrote: »
    If the other thread is anything to go by, I think you'll find it's still incomplete. :)


    What do you mean?


    Anyway thanks to all, I've got the answers :)
  • MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    Oh good grief! I'm beginning to think this is a complete wind-up.

    The OP is as Italian as a McCain's frozen pizza.
  • Skiddaw1Skiddaw1 Forumite
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    What a bizarre thread.....:)
  • csgohan4csgohan4 Forumite
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    guess the floors weren't as RockSolid as the OP wants
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"

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