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1809, 2017

Roof structure components

September 18th, 2017|Roof structure components|Comments Off on Roof structure components

Examples of roof structure components to help understand their construction.

Peter Weddell 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 the rafter, where […]

1109, 2017

Sub-floor structure components

September 11th, 2017|Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on Sub-floor structure components

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, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

Sub-floor structure components. Photo showing a split level section of […]

409, 2017

Non compliant unit

September 4th, 2017|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit

Non compliant unit in a large complex, 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

Non compliant unit in a large complex. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is 162 mm under the building code […]

2808, 2017

Non compliant new unit bedroom

August 28th, 2017|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant new unit bedroom

Non compliant new unit bedroom, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane.

Non compliant new unit bedroom.  The real estate advertising brochure listed this room as a bedroom, when in actual fact it does not meet the […]

2108, 2017

Overloaded storm water system

August 21st, 2017|Stormwater, Stormwater overload|Comments Off on Overloaded storm water system

Overloaded storm water system, identified in a recent building inspection in the Northgate area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

The following photos show too many down-pipes from the roof gutters connected to one storm-water pipe. This most commonly occurs when fall of the land is down […]

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 […]