Dangerous structures

901, 2017

Dangerously fitted rola-door

January 9th, 2017|Dangerous structures|Comments Off on Dangerously fitted rola-door

What were they thinking? Dangerously fitted rola-door by an unqualified installer, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

This dangerously fitted rola-door could have proven costly, if not for advice from Peter Weddell on how to rectify economically.

The bottom chords (horizontal member) of the roof trusses have been checked out to […]

1212, 2016

Roof truss problems

December 12th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Mount Gravatt area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

As you can see in the photos the roof truss gang nails (securing’s that hold the truss together) are coming away from the timber members (chords).
Roof […]

2111, 2016

Inadequate roof truss support

November 21st, 2016|Dangerous structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

Inadequate roof truss support, identified by Peter Weddell in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This is not the correct way to support and secure junction of roof trusses, of a hipped roof. The hip trusses should have extended over the supporting truss.
Inadequate roof truss support. The supporting […]

509, 2016

Illegal structure consequences

September 5th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Disclosure importance, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure consequences

Illegal structure consequences, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Eatons Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Illegal structure consequences can affect you when considering reselling, do not forget this very important point!
This poorly built patio roof structure requires extensive rectification, so […]

1508, 2016

Unsuitable retaining walls

August 15th, 2016|Dangerous structures, Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Unsuitable retaining walls

Unsuitable retaining walls. Problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

These types of retaining walls are not suitable for retaining large volumes of soil.

Always check with the manufacturers specifications before building retaining walls using pre-made forms.

Bear in mind also that retaining walls over 1 metre in height  must […]