Plasterboard walls (painted or wallpapered), softboard ceilings, and timber joinery were features of 1970s houses.
Interior wall finishes may be unsuitable for painting, and linings may have cracked or deteriorated.
Internal walls and ceilings
Houses of the 1970s had extensive timber joinery including built-in cupboards in the kitchen and hallways. Read more.
Problems with internal walls and ceilings
Problems may include walls that are unsuitable for paint finish, and linings that have cracked due to building movement. Read more.
Matching new mouldings to existing
Borer, rot and mould
Borer and mould may have affected joinery and internal linings. See borer, rot and mould for information on how to deal with these problems.