Garage conversions

1710, 2016

Garage-subfloor conversion

October 17th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage-subfloor conversion

Garage-subfloor conversion problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

All of the lower floor area of this large western suburb house had 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 […]

1010, 2016

Rising damp-converted garage

October 10th, 2016|Drainage, Garage conversions, Rising Damp, Termites|Comments Off on Rising damp-converted garage

Rising damp-converted garage, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Rising damp is not only obvious in this photo, but the moisture meter readings were considerably higher than what would be considered normal levels. This can cause deterioration to timber, likely to attract termites and can cause health problems […]

3005, 2016

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

May 30th, 2016|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

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house. Recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

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, […]

703, 2016

High-set vs two storey house

March 7th, 2016|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

High-set vs two storey house. Problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

1001, 2016

Garage conversion problems

January 10th, 2016|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage conversion problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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

The moisture meter reading is indicating the brick wall is wet. Definitely not […]

712, 2015

Garage conversion problems

December 7th, 2015|Garage conversions|0 Comments

Garage conversion problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Everton Park     area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.:

Seepage and rising damp has occurred to single brick walls of this garage although exterior of the brick walls were covered with render. […]