Dangerous structures

407, 2016

Dangerous fitting of a rola-door

July 4th, 2016|Dangerous structures|Comments Off on Dangerous fitting of a rola-door

What were they thinking?

The bottom chords (horizontal member) of the roof trusses have been checked out to accommodate the rola-door track above this garage. This has significantly weakened the roof structure which could have allowed the tiled roof to collapse at any time.  This problem was brought to the attention of the seller and fixed […]

606, 2016

Roof truss problems

June 6th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

As you can see in the photos the roof truss gang nails (securing’s that hold the truss together) are coming away from the timber members (chords). This is very Dangerous and could lead to collapse of the tiled roof at any time and cause serious injury or fatality to anyone below.

Fortunately for the owner the problem was […]

1605, 2016

Inadequate roof truss support

May 16th, 2016|Dangerous structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

This is not the correct way to support and secure junction of roof trusses, of a hipped roof. The hip trusses should have extended over the supporting truss. The supporting roof truss should also have been appropriately reinforced. I have seen this method of roof construction fail causing the trusses to drop through the ceiling […]

205, 2016

Retaining walls

May 2nd, 2016|Dangerous structures, Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls

These types of retaining walls are not suitable for retaining large volumes of soil. Always check with the manufacturers specifications before building retaining walls using pre-made forms. Bear in mind also that retaining walls over 1 metre in height  must engineer designed, Council approved, supported by footings and appropriately reinforced. Check with your local Council […]

703, 2016

Dangerous, illegal structure!

March 7th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Disclosure importance, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Dangerous, illegal structure!

This poorly built patio roof structure requires extensive rectification, so much that it would be more economical to remove the entire structure and rebuild according Council requirements and the current building code. This structure is potentially dangerous due to rot, inadequate securing and support. Insurance companies are not likely to cover structures that are non-compliant. […]