A major builder has been suspended by the QBCC and forced to stop work on a $10m beachside apartment tower after a neighbouring unit block was evacuated when deep cracks emerged in the walls. SEE THE PHOTOS
Kelmeny Fraser, The Sunday Mail (Qld) Subscriber only|November 16, 2019 12:35pm
QBCC has suspended the licence of Gold Coast builder Groupline Constructions over damage to an apartment building next door.
WORK has halted at a Gold Coast apartment building site after the state’s construction watchdog stepped in over concerns about its impacts on a neighbouring unit block.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission has suspended the licence of Arundel-based builder Groupline Constructions over building work on the Coolangatta project.
It came after engineers inspected the nearby Kirra Vista apartment block on Musgrave Rd at Coolangatta, warning three units were so badly damaged they must be immediately evacuated.
Damage to the unit block includes load bearing walls developing deep cracks of about 10mm wide.
In one of the damaged units, cracks have developed in a rendered brick wall behind a fridge, in the bedroom, beneath a window sill and cornices have separated from the walls.
The outer veneer of a wall has also moved about 30mm.