Mr Inspector conducts pre-purchase building inspections in the Brighton areas. Mr Inspector who is qualified building inspector took this photograph during one of his building inspections in Brighton.
It depicts an uneven roof line and you can see the cause being the removal of an underpurlin (horizontal timber member).
The only way this could be found was by a thorough external roof and roof void inspection. The unevenness was only visible once you climbed onto the roof. This will be an expensive fix as additional support is required to prop the roof and is considered a structural defect by Mr Inspector.
Mr Inspector says this defect is why people need to have their potential homes inspected by a qualified and experienced building inspector as this expensive defect would not have been found unless the roof space was inspected.