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17 05, 2020

Unlicensed inspectors. Recent Update!

2020-05-17T08:01:28+10:00May 17th, 2020|Choosing a building inspector, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Unlicensed inspectors. Recent Update!

Unlicensed inspectors. Recent Update! In a recent website page search of a large Building and Pest control inspection service in Brisbane. Out of Six people listed on their site, only ONE HAD A PEST CONTROLLERS LICENSE and only ONE HAD A BUILDERS & COMPLETED BUILDING INSPECTION LICENSE Although each individuual claimed to carry licenses and insurance, in [...]

15 05, 2020

Choosing a building inspector

2020-05-24T07:10:22+10:00May 15th, 2020|Choosing a building inspector, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Choosing a building inspector

Choosing a building inspector: Important Questions you need to ask. Speak to the individual that is going to carry out the inspection, not just the receptionist! Ask the inspector (that is going to do the inspection) for their full name and license numbers. Do a QBCC license search to make sure your inspector is personally [...]

15 05, 2020

Pre-sale building inspection benefits

2020-05-16T07:15:40+10:00May 15th, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspection benefits

Pre-sale building inspection benefits, in Archerfield 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!  Stretched paint indicating movement has occurred since exterior of the house was [...]

14 05, 2020

Dangerous and costly sellers report

2020-05-26T06:57:29+10:00May 14th, 2020|Before employing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Dangerous and costly sellers report

Dangerous and costly sellers report. Costly "free" report supplied by agent & seller: 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 wiring! [...]

1 05, 2020

Dangerous sagging ceiling lining

2020-05-23T07:07:21+10:00May 1st, 2020|Ceiling linings sagging, Sagging ceilings|Comments Off on Dangerous sagging ceiling lining

Dangerous sagging ceiling lining, in the Norman Park area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Considerable sagging to ceilings of two bedrooms and two living areas of this recently inspected house, as much as 75 mm. This degree of sagging would not allow the ceiling linings [...]

1 05, 2020

Rusted supporting columns in Middle Park

2020-05-25T06:19:43+10:00May 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusted supporting columns in Middle Park

Rusted supporting columns in Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Problem: Additional concrete has been poured over rusted sections of these steel columns. This is not a good idea, further rusting of the columns is causing the concrete to crack (from corners of the columns) [...]

1 05, 2020

Termite damaged walls cover-up

2020-05-25T06:15:06+10:00May 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!|Comments Off on Termite damaged walls cover-up

Termite damaged walls cover-up, in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Be aware that cladding was often fitted to cover rotten or termite damaged timber walls, external and internal.   Termite damaged walls cover-up: Often potential buyers are misled by the seller or [...]

1 05, 2020

Do not accept free reports from a seller or estate agent

2020-05-21T06:39:59+10:00May 1st, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Do not accept free reports from a seller or estate agent

Do not accept free reports from a seller or estate 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 [...]

1 05, 2020

Bathroom leak, Ferny Hills

2020-05-18T06:34:57+10:00May 1st, 2020|Bathroom problems, Leaking shower|Comments Off on Bathroom leak, Ferny Hills

Bathroom leak, Ferny Hills, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Leaking from the bathroom, laundry and toilet areas of this 9 year old house, has caused damage to particleboard flooring. Unfortunately the areas would have to be stripped completely to be able to replace the damaged flooring. [...]

1 05, 2020

Movement of building-Windsor

2020-05-23T06:13:33+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Movement of building-Windsor

Movement of building-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. First photo was taken in 2009 and the second in 2017. This is strong evidence that it has not stopped moving. The only speculation [...]

1 05, 2020

Dangerous pergola in Middle Park

2020-05-26T06:26:17+10:00May 1st, 2020|Dangerous building structures|Comments Off on Dangerous pergola in Middle Park

Dangerous pergola in Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This rotting pergola was located directly above a children's play area and could collapse at any time!   If it collapses it could potentially cause serious injury or worse to anyone below. Rotting joints to main [...]

1 05, 2020

Building construction fault

2020-05-22T06:38:30+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Building construction fault

Building construction fault, in 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 [...]

1 05, 2020

Sagging ceiling linings in North Lakes

2020-05-23T07:15:13+10:00May 1st, 2020|Ceiling linings sagging, Sagging ceilings|Comments Off on Sagging ceiling linings in North Lakes

Sagging ceiling linings in North Lakes, a Northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Extensive sagging of this ceiling lining in a living area. Large gap between plaster and roof frame from ceiling sagging. Unacceptable degrees of sagging: Popping of securings and extensive sagging of ceiling lining. Significant [...]

1 05, 2020

Roof problems covered up in Brisbane

2020-05-25T06:10:01+10:00May 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof problems covered up in Brisbane

Roof problems covered up in Brisbane, exposed in building inspections, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The photo above not only shows paint over rusted roof sheeting but also an improperly fitted roof sheet with its side lap facing up. Side overlaps of roof sheeting must face down into [...]

1 05, 2020

Pre-sale building inspection Archerfield

2020-05-23T07:29:40+10:00May 1st, 2020|Auction-buying traps, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspection Archerfield

Pre-sale building inspection Archerfield, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Learn how current home owners can benefit from a building inspection. This building inspection was carried out on behalf of an interstate owner. The purpose was to make them aware of the problems and their [...]