Shrinkage cracking can occur between different materials as they dry out. This may be visible at junctions of walls and ceilings, around skirtings, door jambs and window openings. You are advised not to redecorate or hang wallpaper in the first 12 months of occupation.


During the drying out process these minor cracks are expected and so NHBC excludes them from being defects that require rectification by the developer. However, as a goodwill gesture ASN Capital offer to remedy significant shrinkage in one visit at a mutually convenient time approximately 12 months after first occupation. ASN Capital will determine which works qualify for this offer and you will need to provide reasonably clear access to affected areas.