High-set vs 2 storey house

2809, 2017

Vendor report inaccuracy

September 28th, 2017|Costly "free" building reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Non compliant, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report inaccuracy

Vendor report inaccuracy. Problems missed or severely understated by a building inspection service acting on behalf of a seller and recommended by the agent.

Problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Oxley area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This roof is supported off […]

603, 2017

High-set house problems

March 6th, 2017|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

High-set house 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.

Undulation of the upper level external walls at the stump level indicating movement.

The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor […]

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 […]

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 […]