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seasidestrata
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I have recently bought a townhouse and the roofspace adjoining my unit and the next one does not have a firewall extending into the roofspace. They were built prior to this being a requirement.

 

My question is, is this still legal.  Would my strata insurance be void if there was a fire?

 

Anyone got an answer or information on where to go for an opinion? Online resources to answer question?

 

Thank you

seasidestrata

Erma Fire
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Happy to answer this one however i need to ask a few more questions so if you could email [email protected]

i will then post the answer on here for those who are interested.

 

thanks

 

Benjamin

 

seasidestrata
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Okay no problem I have sent email to you

Erma Fire
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In this particular case the lots are Strata title not Torrens and as such the firewall does not have to go into the roof space as long as there is a fire rated ceiling in place.

Since it obviously complies with the BCA then there should be no problems with insurance.

 

If in doubt we strongly recommend having a site visit done by a professional.

 

Victoria
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Firewall technology emerged in the late 1980s when the Internet was a fairly new technology in terms of its global use and connectivity. Pass4sure 640-722

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