Movement of wall in apartment roof, in Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

Movement of wall in apartment roof. Identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Movement of wall in roof above an apartment

Considerable movement of block walls between units of a relatively newly built complex.

Important notes.

  • The gap could not be observed from the roof access hole and would not have been picked up by anyone not prepared to climb fully into the roof area.
  • Being larger than usual the gap has compromised the fire rated wall between the units.
  • This would require rectification to satisfy the Building Code requirements
  • Your insurer may not cover you in case of a fire and damage it may cause to other parts of the building.

Related information: 

Qld Govt QBCC Homeowner Guide to Subsidence

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