Garage conversions

1804, 2016

Garage-subfloor conversion

April 18th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage-subfloor conversion

 

Whole of lower floor area of this large western suburbs house has been converted from a garage-storage to a habitable area. Water has seeped through the walls, rising damp has occurred from the slab, ceiling heights are too low for use as habitable areas. The house was advertised by the agent as having legal living […]

1104, 2016

Rising damp & converted garage

April 11th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, Rising Damp, Termites|Comments Off on Rising damp & converted garage

Conversion of a previous garage to a living area. Advertised by agent as a habitable area!

Water entry, rising damp, low ceiling height and termite damage. Not suitable for use as a habitable area. Inadequate drainage, ground clearances, no plastic membrane below the slab.

712, 2015

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

December 7th, 2015|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Sagging roofs, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

Inspection recently carried out on a high-set house that was supposedly converted to a 2 storey house. The house had been inspected by a certifier only once, on completion of alterations to the lower floor area, not during the alterations, as would be required. The house was being sold as a 2 storey 5 bedroom, […]

1709, 2015

High-set vs Two storey house

September 17th, 2015|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs Two storey house

Typical high-set house

The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set houses. These problems are the reasons why high-set houses are not suitable for conversion to habitable areas and the brick walls must not be covered with any type of material. Purpose built two […]

1408, 2015

Garage conversion to bedrooms-problems created !

August 14th, 2015|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage conversion to bedrooms! is it possible and what problems may I encounter ? 

Single brick walls of garages are not suitable for covering and conversion for use as habitable areas due to bricks being porous, lack of rebate to the slab edge, weep-holes and damp-course barriers, seepage and rising damp rising damp. Covering of single […]

2707, 2015

Garage conversion to bedrooms, problems

July 27th, 2015|Garage conversions|0 Comments

Recent inspection of a garage converted to bedrooms in the Aspley area.

Seepage and rising damp has occurred to single brick walls of this garage although exterior of the brick walls were covered with render. This is the reason why single brick walls of subfloor areas and garages are not suitable for conversion to a […]