Roof design fault that will cause premature rusting of sheeting, in Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane,
Bad design for a roof. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.
This is one of the most stupid ideas for a roof I have come across, due to the method of construction being back the front.
Bad design for a roof:
- Roof sheets overhanging the gable ends are supported from framing above, not from underneath.
- This is causing accumulation of debris, leaking of the roof and rusting to the roof sheeting.
- A competent builder would have questioned the designer and recommended a more practical solution.
Some builders don’t realise they are the ones that must guarantee and rectify the problem regardless of a design fault.
- Remove roof sheeting.
- Reconstruct with proper support below the roof sheeting.
This roof construction idea would be costly to rectify.
Some material that may be of use:
QBCC Booklet on Acceptable Tolerances
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