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2003, 2017

Vendor report

March 20th, 2017|Illegal structures, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report

Vendor report. Problems identified in a recent building inspection in the Wilston area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Building Inspection Service:

The owner of this property decided to employ a inspector suggested by the selling agent, this is what the vendor report neglected to mention !

An illegal structure […]

1303, 2017

New house problems

March 13th, 2017|New house problems|Comments Off on New house problems

New house problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

A recently inspected new house in the eastern suburbs that could develop into something serious in the future, if not informed and educated with guidance from the […]

603, 2017

High-set house problems

March 6th, 2017|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

High-set house problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a       Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Undulation of the upper level external walls at the stump level indicating movement.

The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor […]

2702, 2017

Inadequate roof flashing

February 27th, 2017|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof flashing

Inadequate roof flashing, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Springwood area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

Inadequate width roof flashing’s. Building inspectors not willing to gain access to the roof exterior would not be able to identify these problems. This can cost their […]

2002, 2017

Paving movement damage to sewer pipes

February 20th, 2017|New house problems|0 Comments

Paving movement damage to sewer pipes, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Springfield Lakes area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

People often confuse movement of paving with structural damage of a building. They are independent of each other, therefore can move separately.

This […]

1302, 2017

Retaining walls

February 13th, 2017|Importance of photos & access, Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls

Problems identified with retaining walls in a recent building inspection carried out in the Ferny Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Another client saved from costly replacing of retaining walls by Peter Weddell!

These photos show why it is important for your inspector to access common […]