Dangerous roof structures

1 07, 2020

A roof structure in danger of collapsing

2020-07-02T06:02:58+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on A roof structure in danger of collapsing

A roof structure in danger of collapsing. Inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service. A tiled roof supported off an undersized ceiling beam (binder) which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many homes built in Brisbane around [...]

1 07, 2020

New roof truss danger

2020-07-01T06:55:40+10:00July 1st, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on New roof truss danger

New roof truss danger, in Kallangur, a northern suburb of Brisbane. This is an example of how a potentially dangerous situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  You want to be aware of this! There is considerable sideways bowing of these [...]

3 05, 2020

Old building fallacy regarding roof structures

2020-06-25T06:07:21+10:00May 3rd, 2020|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Old building fallacy regarding roof structures

Old building fallacy regarding roof structures. "They don't build them like they used too" A potentially dangerous excuse for problems in old buildings. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: The above photo shows an inadequately supported roof structure. Typical construction for tiled roof's of houses built in Brisbane arond the [...]

1 05, 2020

Roof truss danger to an 8 year old house

2020-06-06T07:59:46+10:00May 1st, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof truss danger to an 8 year old house

Roof truss danger to an 8 year old house carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of the roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of [...]

30 04, 2020

Roof structure danger in Forest Lake

2020-05-26T07:22:30+10:00April 30th, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure danger in Forest Lake

Roof structure danger in Forest Lake, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Sideways movement of roof trusses: Roof trusses supporting this concrete tiled roof were bowed sideways considerably, some as much as 100 mm. This degree of bowing far exceeds the acceptable [...]