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1408, 2017

Unsuitable veranda floor

August 14th, 2017|Unsuitable veranda floor|Comments Off on Unsuitable veranda floor

Unsuitable veranda floor, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Annerley area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane.

You can clearly see in the photo above the tongue and groove flooring used on this exposed veranda. The flooring must be replaced with decking, that does […]

708, 2017

MDF unsuitability

August 7th, 2017|Bathroom, Bathroom leaking, MDF|Comments Off on MDF unsuitability

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

Here are fine examples of why MDF is not a suitable product to use where moisture is very likely to cause it to swell.

Damaged MDF skirting boards caused […]

3107, 2017

External wall cladding

July 31st, 2017|External wall cladding|Comments Off on External wall cladding

Potential problems with external wall cladding.

Building inspection carried out in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Very poorly fitting PVC cladding.

Poorly secured cladding.

This type of fiber board cladding over an early period home is more likely to have been fitted to cover rotting […]

2407, 2017

window within shower-bath recess

July 24th, 2017|New house faults, New house problems|Comments Off on window within shower-bath recess

Window within shower-bath recess, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

Window within shower-bath recess. Seepage is likely to occur around this window situated below the shower outlet in this newly built house, regardless of how well […]

1707, 2017

Inadequately supported Barap bolts

July 17th, 2017|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequately supported Barap bolts

Inadequately supported Barap bolts, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Karana Downs area, a Western suburb of Brisbane.

Barap bolts were sometimes used in the construction of hand-cut pitched roofs where support off the internal walls was not achievable. They consisted of a […]

1007, 2017

understated rusted supporting columns

July 10th, 2017|Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on understated rusted supporting columns

Understated rusted supporting columns, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In a North West suburb of Brisbane.

Significantly rusted columns supporting a three level 10 year old house were noted in report supplied to a prospective buyer with the magnitude of extensive problems throughout the […]