Old building falacies

2202, 2016

Sagging roof

February 22nd, 2016|Old building falacies, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs|Comments Off on Sagging roof

Sagging of a roof from the structure being supported off an undersize hanging beam. Binder also sagging due to insufficient support and large span above a living room. Sagging under-purlins because of too widely spaced props.

3004, 2015

Dangerous inadequate roof structure

April 30th, 2015|Old building falacies, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous inadequate roof structure

They don’t build them like they used to!

Here are photos of a very poorly constructed roof structure, as you can see in one of the photos a main roof support beam is fractured considerably, others show significant sagging from inadequate support. This is an extremely dangerous situation and required immediate attention to avoid […]

2401, 2015

They don’t build them like they used to! Lucky for you they don’t!

January 24th, 2015|Old building falacies|Comments Off on They don’t build them like they used to! Lucky for you they don’t!

Here are a few examples of why they they shouldn’t build them like they used to! The photos show very poorly structured roofs supporting roof tiles. I often hear, the roof has been there for over 50 years and has not gone any where yet, that is only due to luck. Would you risk your […]