0330 133 1111Courtyard Business Centre, 41a Southwold Drive, Nottingham NG8 1PA 34 Queen Street, Derby, DE1 3DS
Open 8.30am to 6.30pm
30th October 2017
Thank you for your instruction to report on a leaning gable end at the above property.
The property is a detached two storey house of solid brick wall and pitched slate construction constructed about 1925. The property is rectangular with a two storey projection at the rear.
The rear gable end of the main part of the property leans out about 150mm above first floor level. Measurement with a spirt level suggest that the top fifteen course of bricks lean out from above the point at which two large longitudinal structural roof timbers bear into the wall. The top ten course of the wall are of single skin construction and particularly vulnerable to further movement.
The wall only supports itself and the likely cause of the leaning wall is failure to restrain it at the time of construction. As it appears that the wall may move under the load of being pushed with a hand it should be restrained as soon as possible.
Remedial works are as follows
Boundary Disputes Building Survey Fees Grantham Building Survey Fees Newark Building Survey Fees Worksop Building Surveys Grantham
Building Surveys Newark Building Surveys Nottingham Building Surveys Worksop Castle Donnington and Kegworth HBR Hucknall HBR Fees Worksop Long Eaton Grantham Surveyors Long Eaton Surveyors West Bridgford Surveyors Ollerton