Truss roof major structural defect!
This is the first time we have had a major structural defect on a timber truss roof! More often than not the truss roof is constructrd in a factory and then assembled on-site, minimizing the risk of human error.
Upon inspecting the roof frame of this property, George found that many of the fishplates which are used to hold the timber together had begun to pull away from the timber and were loose, a number of which are no longer adequately fixed to the trusses and are showing signs of consequential movement.
This is a structural defect and would need to be the subject of remedial attention to satisfy the standard purchasing contract. This will not be a simple fix either so thankfully this buyer had a building inspection carried out and hopefully this issue is sorted out.
You can see the separating fishplates in the photos below.