Rooms not suitable for habitation

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 […]

1001, 2016

Garage conversion problems

January 10th, 2016|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage conversion 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:

Garage conversion to bedrooms! is it possible and what problems may I encounter ? 

The moisture meter reading is indicating the brick wall is wet. Definitely not […]

903, 2015

Rooms not suitable for habitation

March 9th, 2015|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Rooms not suitable for habitation

Rooms not suitable for habitation, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

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 […]