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Help ! Water pouring in through ceilings

Discussion in 'Building' started by Cabbyfan, 10 Sep 2017.

  1. ^woody^

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    It all sounds like a right kock up.

    Obvoiusly we don't know the contractural arrangement between "the builder" and the DIYer, but I would have thought a builder would have at least an ounce of common sense in relation to taking roofs off in the rainy season.
     
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  2. Cabbyfan

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    It sure is Woody.

    My BC guy came for a look, he is happy that no serious long term damage will occur, it's just a shame it's come to this.

    I got my drawings reprinted and to my slightly amateur eyes I don't quite see the issue.

    To put this in perspective, I have done all the rip out, put in the new structural floor etc , all signed off by BC. My builder is only contracted to build the gable and install the 3 steels. Would have been handy if he had told me the roof build couldn't start straight away before I took my roof off mind. Until a week ago the roof was going to stay on and the sleels were going to slide in. Builder insisted on roof off.
     
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  4. Ian H

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    What do you have then? A steel ridge and then another half way down in each side?
     
  5. Cabbyfan

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    Hi Ian,

    Yup, 3 steels, one ridge (which may have to be removed and replaced), front steel half way down line of rafter ( rafters are 6m long), and rear one which is about floor level to hold up front of the dormers.
     
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  7. chappers

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    do you have any scaffold on the front roof, if so lash something over the top and down to that, if not maybe into the front windows.
    The minute you take a roof off and leave the ceilings exposed you need to have a plan/structure to protect the inside. As you have seen recently even half an hours rain could ruin a house.
    I would never dream of taking a chance and leave a clients home un-protected
     
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