The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspectors’s qualified building inspectors during a house inspection in Parkdale.
It is depicting a party wall dividing two dwellings that has gapping on the top that would allow the spread of fire. These walls must be fire proofed with a non-combustible material to prevent spread of fire from travelling from one dwelling to another. This is a potential safety hazard and a qualified carpenter should be engaged to assess and rectify.
This photograph shows exactly why a building inspection before you purchase a home is essential from a safety perspective.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.