Deck & veranda problems

1411, 2016

Veranda problem

November 14th, 2016|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Veranda problem

Veranda problem identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

It never ceases to amaze me how many builders don’t fit flashing’s where veranda’s are attached to two storey buildings. This will allow water seepage to the lower level living areas, in driving rain. Which is likely to cause sagging […]

606, 2016

Rotting deck danger

June 6th, 2016|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Rotting deck danger

Rotting deck danger, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Rotting timber of a deck and stairs from exposure to the elements. This is why it is not advisable to construct a deck without a roof above it.

It is not possible to relax on a deck that is exposed […]

2305, 2016

Dangers of buying over internet

May 23rd, 2016|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

Dangers of buying over internet. Significant problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

205, 2016

Decks

May 2nd, 2016|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Decks

Decks and recommendations.

If you are adding a deck to your house, you will first need to find out the key facts about the property (zoning, overlays, lot size and if the property is included in a neighbourhood plan) and then use the following information to find out if your deck needs planning approval.
Definition
A ‘deck’ is […]

2505, 2015

Veranda flashing

May 25th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Veranda flashing

Veranda flashing importance where attached to the house, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Wavell Heights area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

A very common problem. No flashing where this veranda is attached to the house. This will allow water entry in […]

1805, 2015

Deck-veranda problems

May 18th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Deck-veranda problems

Deck-veranda problems, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Here are a few example photos of a Queenslander in the Bulimba area with a verandah built with the same method of construction to a deck that collapsed in recent years at Ascot, north of Brisbane.

The floor joists are checked into […]