Houses built between 2005 and 2017

Several homes built between 2005 and 2017 have been inspected by us and over 60 percent of those houses have been reported with ceiling failures. Inspection of those ceilings identified that the plasterboard ceiling lining had begun to detach from the ceiling joist framing due to incorrect positioning and amount of adhesive applied to the timber ceiling joists. This has caused many ceiling collapses. Ceilings that have sagged are not only unsightly they can eventually fall and can cause serious injury and damage to content Building Surveyor Peter Hopfinger said.
The standard REIWA contract excludes ceilings of the building inspection clause but if the ceiling has a failure to a stage where it is considered unsafe then we will report this as a safety issue and it might be covered under this contract.