|On March 20th 2004 I was called out to a wall which had collapsed into the street and wrecked two parked cars in the street.
This is an example of the type of dangerous buildings incident that you will be called out to deal with.
The high winds had created a negative pressure around the wall and the outer skin of stonework had been sucked out. The stonework had minimal ties into the brickwork inner skin.
This is a typical problem found in this age of property erected before wallties were developed.
A building control officer must be able to take charge of the situation and decide what to do and what advice to give the occupiers of the house concerned.