New house problems

2407, 2017

window within shower-bath recess

July 24th, 2017|New house faults, New house problems|Comments Off on window within shower-bath recess

Window within shower-bath recess, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

Window within shower-bath recess. Seepage is likely to occur around this window situated below the shower outlet in this newly built house, regardless of how well […]

1303, 2017

New house problems

March 13th, 2017|New house problems|Comments Off on New house problems

New house problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

A recently inspected new house in the eastern suburbs that could develop into something serious in the future, if not informed and educated with guidance from the […]

2002, 2017

Paving movement damage to sewer pipes

February 20th, 2017|New house problems|0 Comments

Paving movement damage to sewer pipes, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Springfield Lakes area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

People often confuse movement of paving with structural damage of a building. They are independent of each other, therefore can move separately.

This […]

1601, 2017

New house drainage problems

January 16th, 2017|Drainage, New house problems|Comments Off on New house drainage problems

New house drainage problems became a reality for owners of this new property in the West End area, within months of the owners shifting in, even after being warned by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, QBIS.

A newly built large house in a inner city suburb of Brisbane.

As you can see the steps […]

2111, 2016

Inadequate roof truss support

November 21st, 2016|Dangerous structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

Inadequate roof truss support, identified by Peter Weddell in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This is not the correct way to support and secure junction of roof trusses, of a hipped roof. The hip trusses should have extended over the supporting truss.
Inadequate roof truss support. The supporting […]

211, 2015

New building design faults

November 2nd, 2015|New house problems|0 Comments

New building design faults. Some recommendations by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Photo of exposed bearers of a designer house with no protection against the weather also secured to the steel columns with inadequate, roof screws.

There won’t be very much support when these screws rust. What were the designer and builder thinking!

12mm […]