A large part of a lath and plaster ceiling collapsed in my sisters house
last night. The house is about 150 years old, but don't know how old the
ceiling is. There were no signs of cracking or problems until they heard
the most terrible noise late last night.
Luckily nobody was in the room when it happened.
They have been in the house for 2 years, did extensive work on the house
before that (ie approx 3 years ago)without touching the cilings. The room
over is a bedroom, and no change to furniture/loading has tkaen place.
What could be the cause of such an 'instant' collapse? Is it likely to be
structural or just one of those things with an old house?
They are getting someone in to look asap, but in the meantime would be
interested in your views.
Thanks in advance