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 Building Inspection Service:

The bottom chords (horizontal member) of the roof trusses have been checked out to accommodate the rola-door track above this garage. This has significantly weakened the roof structure which could have allowed the tiled […]

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 in a recent building inspection, carried out by 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.

The supporting roof truss should also have been appropriately reinforced. I […]

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 […]