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, not during the alterations, as would be required. The house was being sold as a 2 storey 5 bedroom, […]
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 to habitable areas and the brick walls must not be covered with any type of material. Purpose built two […]
Garage conversion to bedrooms! is it possible and what problems may I encounter ?
Single brick walls of garages are not suitable for covering and conversion for use as habitable areas due to bricks being porous, lack of rebate to the slab edge, weep-holes and damp-course barriers, seepage and rising damp rising damp. Covering of single […]
Most people are not aware that it takes more than a required ceiling height to comply with local authorities for use as a habitable room (living space). Although the ceiling height of this sub-floor area in a western suburb house was within the requirement of 2.4 metres, the lower external brick walls did not have […]