Deck & veranda problems

905, 2016

Veranda problem

May 9th, 2016|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Veranda problem

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. Many underestimate the driving force of rain in severe storms, regardless of the veranda depth!

1412, 2015

Rotting deck danger

December 14th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Rotting deck danger

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 to rain and the summer sun, apart from the fact that exposed timber rots very […]

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 […]

1011, 2015


November 10th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Decks

Building a deck

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.
A ‘deck’ is […]

403, 2015

Lack of flashing to verandah where attached to the house

March 4th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Lack of flashing to verandah where attached to the house


Very common problem. No flashing where this verandah is attached to the house. This will allow water entry in driving rain to the sub-floor living area and cause damage to the internal linings.


2702, 2015

Deck & verandah problems

February 27th, 2015|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Deck & verandah problems

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 the perimeter bearer and only secured with nails. A bolted cleat would be […]