2507, 2016

Leaking from bathroom

July 25th, 2016|Bathroom|Comments Off on Leaking from bathroom

Rotting to bathroom floor of a house in the eastern suburbs. These photos show why it is very poor building practice to have particleboard below a wet area, such as a bathroom, toilet or laundry. Almost everything in the room would have to be removed to gain access and replace the particleboard floor including any […]

404, 2016

Bathroom leak & particle-board flooring

April 4th, 2016|Bathroom|Comments Off on Bathroom leak & particle-board flooring

Leak from bathroom causing rot to particle-board flooring. This is a very good reason not to use particle-board flooring below wet areas. Although any type of timber will rot (apart from compressed fibro sheeting)  particle-board flooring will deteriorate much quicker than timber therefore require replacing even if the leaking has been identified early.

2902, 2016

Shower problems

February 29th, 2016|Bathroom, Leaking causing rot, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Shower problems

Recess for soap and other items within showers is not a good idea as it eventually allows seepage and rot to occur, even if waterproofed. Normal expansion and contraction between different materials eventually causes cracks to the waterproofing underneath, then leaking. These recesses must be monitored and kept sealed to their internal corners.

3011, 2015

Dangers of buying over internet!

November 30th, 2015|Bathroom, Beware of buying over internet!, Deck & veranda problems, Importance of photos & access, Leaking causing rot, Movement, Roof Problems, Wiring|Comments Off on Dangers of buying over internet!

Packed stump from significant movement

A recent inspection of a property in the Ipswich area for an interstate buyer that had not seen the property apart from photos posted on the internet. Fortunately the client had the common sense not to go with their building inspector and favorable report. The report saved her from making a […]

704, 2015

Unwanted smell in a bathroom or ensuite?

April 7th, 2015|Bathroom|Comments Off on Unwanted smell in a bathroom or ensuite?

Ever wondered why you have this lingering unwanted smell in your bathroom and ensuite. Look no further. The problem is a combination floor, basin and shower waste-pipe, dumb idea isn’t it? The only way to effectively eliminate this problem (without continually putting smelling salts into the floor waste) is to run separate waste pipes from […]