New renovation problems

2902, 2016

Shower problems

February 29th, 2016|Bathroom, Leaking causing rot, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Shower problems

Recess for soap and other items within showers is not a good idea as it eventually allows seepage and rot to occur, even if waterproofed. Normal expansion and contraction between different materials eventually causes cracks to the waterproofing underneath, then leaking. These recesses must be monitored and kept sealed to their internal corners.

802, 2016

Insufficient securing of roof stucture

February 8th, 2016|Illegal structures, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Insufficient securing of roof stucture

A recently inspected house in the Springfield lakes area with an inadequately secured patio roof structure.

Metal fascia’s are supported by brackets attached to tail ends of the house roof trusses, therefore are not sufficient nor designed to support any structures attached to them, such as this one. My client was informed by the local […]

108, 2015

Improper shower-bath installation

August 1st, 2015|New renovation problems|0 Comments

Inspection of a recently renovated bathroom of a Post War house in the Camp Hill area.
Photos show a shower outlet above the bath. This bath has not been properly installed for shower use above it. A platform shelf has been created around the bath that will allow seepage and rot to occur to the walls […]

907, 2015

Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards

July 9th, 2015|New renovation problems|Comments Off on Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards

Although these photos of a newly renovated house in the western suburbs were taken in 2005 I thought it would be important to include them in a blog.

This is the reason why it is not a good idea to use untreated softwood weatherboards as external wall cladding. The house was renovated not long before these […]

2803, 2015

Rusting columns within slabs of a sub-floor extension

March 28th, 2015|New renovation problems, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusting columns within slabs of a sub-floor extension

 

Rusting has occurred to this column within the slab edge of a relatively new sub-floor extension. This can cause cracking of the slab and allow potential termite access to the house as effective termite barriers cannot be fitted. This is very common building practice, but should be outlawed. This can easily be overcome during construction […]

1701, 2015

Recently renovated-improper installation of shower and bath

January 17th, 2015|New renovation problems|Comments Off on Recently renovated-improper installation of shower and bath

 

 

Both shower base and bath in these photos have been improperly installed. The shower base and bath must be recessed into the walls and wall tiles must extend into lip of both. This will allow seepage and rot to occur. As you can see by the last photo, leaking has already occurred, although it […]