Parts of masonry break off or entire gable end wall collapses onto ground.
Potential structural strengthening project
Similar technique as with parapets. Horizontal ties are fitted through the gable and secured to horizontal timber members running through the roof (purlins), and pattress plates (also known as wall anchors or plates) fixed back into the roof framing.
Possible first steps with a structural engineer
They assess the structural capacity of the gable ends and provide specifications for the ties and pattress plates fixed back into the roof framing.
Updated on 15th December 2016