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We had a new roof put onto our kitchen extension because water marks were appearing on the ceiling. For a year, this seemed to stop any further water coming through. in the past week or so more water has been coming through and has actually caused rips in the paper covering the ceiling and also you can see a grid of where the water seems to be running down the joists - quite extensive and worrying especially with more rain to come.

While we are trying to get hold of the roof people as it is under guarantee, I think we need to address the potential problems being caused with wet joists as this seems to be getting worse each day with more wet patches and more worryingly is now going underneath one of the upstairs bedrooms.

Does anyone know what I should have looked at in the first instance? I don't think the roofers do internal stuff so may not be much help. I feel I will need to call someone else out and quickly as I don't want some serious damage to occur - I've not had to deal with this kind of issue before.


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Just to add more - there are cracks on the outside wall of the upstairs extension which stretches out across about half of the downstairs extension. This wall is above where most of the water stains and leaking are in the kitchen below. So I am not sure if there is one professional who can deal with everything but it seems to be a mixture of: Water damage internally, external cracks in the masonry and potentially roof damage although it is new... – Sam Jan 4 '14 at 12:46
I would contact your home-insurance company and ask for their advice. – RedGrittyBrick Jan 4 '14 at 16:56
@RedGrittyBrick That seems so obvious now, but that is a great suggestion - I kind of forgot that insurance is there for a reason and not just something you have to pay for! – Sam Jan 4 '14 at 22:27

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