Technical guides are available for homeowners and builders as they assess and repair structural damage post cyclone Marcia. Source: Timberbiz
Timber Queensland’s Guide to Assessment and Repair of Flood Damaged Timber and Timber Framed Houses provides information about cleaning, inspecting and repairing timber frames, roofs, walls, floors and decks.
Timber Queensland and QBCC’s joint Guide to Repair of Sheet Metal Roofs in Cyclonic Areas has been developed to assist builders and building certifiers in the repair or reconstruction of damaged sheet metal roofs in cyclone areas.
Information is also provided on building and planning approvals when repairing or rebuilding a home.
Timber Queensland advises that the Guide to Assessment and Repair of Flood Damaged Timber and Timber Framed Houses is a starting point for home and business owners to gather the information required to rebuild.
“People must note that this is a general guide, each building will have its own issues requiring professional assessment and repair by building contractors,” said Clarissa Brandt, communications manager, Timber Queensland.
“Likewise the Guide to Repair of Sheet Metal Roofs in Cyclonic Areasdoes not replace or override any legislative requirements, and it should be read in conjunction with relevant laws, codes and standards, she said.
Both Guides are available at www.timberqueensland.com.au and www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/advice-tropical-cyclone-marcia