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2310, 2017

Unit balcony

October 23rd, 2017|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit balcony

Unit balcony problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Taringa area, a Western suburb of Brisbane.

The relief holes fitted to brick walls of this balcony are insufficient in size to cope in severe weather conditions with driving rain.

Undersized relief hole.

Another undersized relief […]

2110, 2017

Roof structure components

October 21st, 2017|Building Terminology, Roof structure components|Comments Off on Roof structure components

Examples of roof structure components to help understand their construction.

Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Photo of a hand cut conventional pitched roof with its components marked.

Problems with this roof structure:

Barap Bolt brackets must be supported off the internal wall, otherwise when it is tensioned it may cause fracturing of […]

2110, 2017

Sub-floor structure components

October 21st, 2017|Building Terminology, Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on Sub-floor structure components

Sub-floor structure components illustration, courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Examples of sub-floor structure components, to help unqualified people understand how a timber framed house is supported and structured.

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Typical sub-floor construction of a high-set timber house in the Ferny Hills area, […]

2110, 2017

Building Terminology

October 21st, 2017|Building Terminology, Roof structure components, Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on Building Terminology

Building Terminology.

AC (asbestos cement): A product manufactured from cement and asbestos fibers commonly used in the building industry before the early 1980’s mainly in the form of sheeting. No longer used because of its asbestos content.
Anchor-bolt: A bolt attached to the stumps and bearers of the sub-floor structure also known as a tie-down or […]

2110, 2017

Pre-sale report

October 21st, 2017|Pre-sale report|Comments Off on Pre-sale report

Pre-sale report, benefits and how it may help increase your chances of a property sale, considerably!
All Building Inspections are carried out personally by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

You can be assured of receiving a detailed, unbiased report from a trusted person in the industry that many leading Solicitors, Banks […]

2110, 2017

Pre-sale report Case study 1

October 21st, 2017|Beware of buying over internet!, Buying at auction problems, Movement, Old building falacies, Pre-sale report, Rip-off, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs, Stump Movement, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale report Case study 1

Pre-sale report Case study 1 of a house in Archerfield, a southern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection Service.

Recent pre-sale building inspection of a house with concrete external and internal walls supported by concrete beams and piers in the southern suburbs for an interstate owner that had […]