The defendant construction company was not liable in negligence for damage to a terrace of six houses caused by the roof lifting off during high winds. The defendant’s duty of care did not extend to damage to the building itself. As the houses were built by the defendant as one construction and shared a common roof, any cause of action relating to physical damage caused by the dislodgment of the roof was damage to the “thing itself”. Accordingly the claims failed (Broster v Galliard Docklands Ltd).