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.