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16 02, 2020

Pre-sale building inspection benefits

2020-02-24T07:10:05+10:00February 16th, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Roofs sagging, Stump Movement, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspection benefits

Pre-sale building inspection benefits, in Archerfield, a southern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection Service. Pre-sale building inspection of a house in Archerfield for an interstate owner. The property was orinally purchased without a building inspection. Costly mistake and it gets worse!  Crack to external concrete wall of the house [...]

16 02, 2020

Before employing a building inspector

2020-02-16T08:01:04+10:00February 16th, 2020|Before employing a building inspector, Unlicensed inspectors|Comments Off on Before employing a building inspector

Before employing a building Inspector: Important Questions you need to ask. Ask to speak to the individual that is going to carry out the inspection, not just the receptionist! Request their license numbers and check with the QBCC if they are currently licensed and covered by indemnity insurance. Ask if it is their personal license [...]

16 02, 2020

Dangerous & Costly Vendor report

2020-02-16T07:53:46+10:00February 16th, 2020|Before employing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Dangerous & Costly Vendor report

Dangerous & Costly Vendor report. Costly "free" report supplied by agent & seller: Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, in a North West suburb of Brisbane. Significant rust: Columns supporting a three level 10 year old house were grossly understated in a report supplied to a prospective buyer. Potentially dangerous [...]

4 01, 2020

Unit building movement-Windsor

2020-02-24T07:08:49+10:00January 4th, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit building movement-Windsor

Unit building movement-Windsor, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Movement of this brick pier was taken in the same location on separate occasions. The first in 2009 and the second in 2017. This is strong evidence that it has not stopped moving. The only speculation is, how [...]

4 01, 2020

Footing problem of unit-Yeronga

2020-02-24T07:18:01+10:00January 4th, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Footing problem of unit-Yeronga

Footing problem of unit-Yeronga, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor construction: Here are photos of what an unprofessional construction looks like. Since the building was constructed the soil has eroded away exposing the lack of proper support below the footings and slab edge, also shown in [...]

2 01, 2020

Retaining wall movement-West End

2020-02-19T07:26:04+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Retaining wall problems, Stump Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement-West End

Retaining wall movement-West End, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Leaning stumps: Movement of this sub-floor retaining wall (at street level) was causing the supporting stumps and house to move sideways, considerably. Rectification and replacement cost will be considerable. Due to limited access to the [...]

2 01, 2020

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

2020-02-25T07:20:47+10:00January 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda, a western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inappropriate balcony level:  As you can see in these two photos, the balcony floor tiles are at a higher level than the inside floor level of this new unit. It should be the other way around. The [...]

2 01, 2020

Design faults new home-Bulimba

2020-02-17T05:48:58+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults new home-Bulimba

Design faults new home-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water entry to house interior, drainage problem: Steps leading down to the main entry of this new house are higher than the living area slab level, creating a pit. Although a drain has been fitted, it [...]

2 01, 2020

Electrical wiring-fitted dangerously

2020-02-19T05:58:33+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Dangerous electrical wiring|Comments Off on Electrical wiring-fitted dangerously

Electrical wiring-fitted dangerously, in the Paddington area, an inner suburb of Brisbane Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Potential dangers: None of the electrical wires fitted to the sub-floor area of this 10 year old building were properly secured. The wiring (if damaged) is a potential danger to any [...]

2 01, 2020

Dangerous roof structure-Bellbowrie

2020-02-22T07:20:36+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure-Bellbowrie

Dangerous roof structure-Bellbowrie, a western suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of age. This much [...]

1 01, 2020

New house construction & inspection stages

2020-02-16T07:43:01+10:00January 1st, 2020|New house construction & inspection stages|Comments Off on New house construction & inspection stages

New house construction & inspection stages, Courtesy of owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service, Peter Weddell that has operated in the building industry since 1966. So you have decided to have your dream home built, well here are some tips. First of all, the soil must be tested: The soil must be tested by [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant unit-Toowong

2020-02-25T07:23:41+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit-Toowong

Non compliant unit-Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ceiling height non-compliant with building code requirements: A non-compliant unit in a large building complex. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under the Austraian building code requirements of 2.400 [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit poor design-Graceville

2020-02-17T05:56:36+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit poor design-Graceville

New unit poor design-Graceville, a Western suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. With frequent severe weather conditions encountered in Queensland, combined with the following: Undersize surface drains. Insufficient height difference between paving levels and top of the living area slabs. Water entry is likely to occur to interior [...]

1 01, 2020

Beware of free building reports-Brisbane

2020-02-21T18:14:15+10:00January 1st, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Before employing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!|Comments Off on Beware of free building reports-Brisbane

Beware of free building reports-Brisbane, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These free reports are known as a Vendor (seller) reports, the ones agents handout to unsuspecting buyers. BE WARNED, discount the following advice at YOUR PERIL or you are likely to suffer the consequences! Just a few photos [...]

1 01, 2020

Do not accept reports from a seller/agent

2020-02-15T09:02:48+10:00January 1st, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Unlicensed inspectors|Comments Off on Do not accept reports from a seller/agent

Do not accept reports from a seller/agent, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. BE WARNED, ignore the following advice at YOUR PERIL or you are likely to suffer the consequences! Just a few photos of problems omitted from a "free" vendors report, supplied by the agent! Flooring damaged by [...]