Each apartment is finished in white matt emulsion to the walls and gloss finish to the skirting and architraves.
Signs of cracking and shrinkage are normal, your apartment has a ‘drying out’ period of between 9-12 months. Water has been absorbed during construction and it is important that the drying out period is gradual. This can be achieved by:
1) Ensuring the property is well ventilated
2) Use the heating sparingly during the first few months
3) Reducing condensation as much as possible by covering pans whilst cooking, drying clothes in well ventilated rooms, closing kitchen/bathroom doors to prevent steam from travelling through the property, using extractors, wiping down moisture off surfaces and maintaining a low background heat.
If you are concerned about a crack then please email a photo via the 'Report an Issue' section. Ordinarily cracks can be dealt with during decoration once the property has dried out however large cracks of a certain thickness will be covered under warranty.
White deposits may appear on wall surfaces, this is efflorescence and can be caused by the natural seepage of salts used in the construction materials. This should not be of concern, the marks can be wiped down with a dry stiff brush. It is important not to wash the marks, as it will worsen the problem.
The bathroom is fitted with full height wall tiles to the shower area. Your care and maintenance guide is below providing you with the information on cleaning and maintenance to ensure you get the most out of your tiled finish.