New renovation problems

2908, 2016

Potential shower recess problem

August 29th, 2016|Bathroom, Leaking causing rot, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Potential shower recess problem

Potential shower recess problem, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Carina area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:
Potential shower recess problem, due to recess for soap and other items within showers is not a good idea. This eventually allows seepage and rot to […]

108, 2016

Roof structure insufficient securing

August 1st, 2016|Illegal structures, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Roof structure insufficient securing

Roof structure insufficient securing, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

2112, 2015

Improper shower-bath installation

December 21st, 2015|New renovation problems|0 Comments

Improper shower-bath installation, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Improper shower-bath installation. Photos show a shower outlet above the bath. This bath has not been properly installed for shower use above it. A platform shelf has […]

911, 2015

Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards

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

Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]

2906, 2015

Rusting columns within slab

June 29th, 2015|New renovation problems, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusting columns within slab

Rusting columns within slab of a sub-floor extension, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Hamilton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Rusting has occurred to this column within the slab edge of a relatively new costly sub-floor extension. This can cause cracking […]

2501, 2015

Improper shower-bath installation

January 25th, 2015|New renovation problems|Comments Off on Improper shower-bath installation

Improper shower-bath installation, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]