Party wall repair

An internal wall appears to have holes in it towards the top. Access is difficult because it's above the boiler in the cupboard under the stairs. Do I need to repair it?

Asked by Jonathan on 28th May 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes I would repair it, if it needs it.
If it’s not casing any problems then it’s totally down to your choice if you want to repair it or not."
Answered on 28th May 2024 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Wall internal no issues apart from sound travel and if load bearing unlikely. Otherwise if you like the holes keep them )"
Answered on 1st Jun 2024 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"This may be deliberate in the form of aircirculation ? Especially as a boiler is there.
If in doubt speak to party wall neighbour but it's not necessarily something tou have to brick up.
If you do use perforated airbricks if there is even sufficient access to lay them ."
Answered on 28th May 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Better is to be fixed or ask a tradesmen to come and check if is any structural damage"
Answered on 28th May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"If they are small hole just get some decorators chalk it comes in a tube similar to silicone so you will need a skeleton gun the nozzle will fit in the holes just squeeze it until it is flush with the plaster and finish off with a filler knife
Don’t worry about the party wall agreement as you are not drilling or hanging anything on it
If you need any further advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch"
Answered on 28th May 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"Not necessarily as it’s not an eyesore but Yes I would take a look for sure and main reason for that would be to find out what has caused the holes near to the boiler hopefully no water ingress 👍🏻"
Answered on 8th Jun 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"As it's a 'party wall' I'm presuming that the hole goes trough the wall ? If it;s just cometic then you could fill the gaps with 'Fire rated expanding foam' Cut of any excess and decorate.
I hope this helps

Mark Fletcher
Independent Building Services"
Answered on 20th Jun 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"yes it would be advisable to repair the holes to stop them get any worse and causing any more damage to wall"
Answered on 4th Jun 2024 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
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