The inherit dangers of second story windows and openings.
If you own or a purchasing a property with a second story, be aware of the dangers of windows that are potentially harmful to toddlers.
This was discovered during a pre purchase inspection in Victor Harbor at a 2 story home. Low laying windows (below 700mm sill height) should not be able to be opened greater than 125mm gap to comply with the Australian Standards. While this is very simple to rectify, if left a toddler can quite easily fall. This type of hazard is all too often over looked by would-be home buyers who simply don’t notice upon viewing their potential properties.
Pre purchase building inspections pay dividends, not only in identifying possibly costly defects but also in recognising serious safety hazards.
Invest with confidence!