1 09, 2021

Unlicensed building and pest inspectors

2021-09-04T15:22:53+10:00September 1st, 2021|Before employing a building inspector, Choosing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Unlicensed building and pest inspectors

How Unlicensed building and pest inspectors, are carrying out inspections around Brisbane. Unlicensed building and pest inspectors and dangers of employing if you don't do your research and ask the right questions! QBIS. What you need to know about unlicensed building and pest inspectors! Companies can "LEGALLY" employ unlicensed inspectors, without ANY EXPERIENCE & [...]

1 09, 2021

Choosing a building inspector

2021-09-05T08:15:26+10:00September 1st, 2021|Choosing a building inspector, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Choosing a building inspector

Choosing a building inspector. 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 and currently licensed and covered [...]

1 09, 2021

Building inspections for sellers

2021-09-04T08:01:53+10:00September 1st, 2021|Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Building inspections for sellers

Advantages of building inspections for home sellers Learn how building inspections for sellers and their advantages can save money and potential a sale from falling through. QBIS. Learn how current home owners/seller can benefit from a pre-sale building inspection. To be made aware of: Serious faults that may hinder a sale. Items that [...]

1 09, 2021

Learn how a home seller may avoid a sale crashing

2021-09-04T08:03:05+10:00September 1st, 2021|Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Learn how a home seller may avoid a sale crashing

Some useful tips that may help home sellers avoid a sale from crashing. Learn how a home seller may avoid a sale crashing. Some tips for home sellers from my experiences in the building inspection industry since 1978. QBIS. Here are some of the main reasons I have observed for property sales not proceeding: Sellers [...]

1 09, 2021

Don’t become a victim by accepting building reports from an agent!

2021-09-04T08:04:18+10:00September 1st, 2021|Auction-buying traps, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Don’t become a victim by accepting building reports from an agent!

Learn how accepting building inspection reports from a seller or agent can prove to be costly. Don’t become a victim by accepting building reports from an agent! QBIS. BE WARNED, ignore the following advice at YOUR PERIL or you are likely to suffer the consequences! Just a few examples of problems omitted in a "free" [...]

1 09, 2021

Roof in danger of collapsing

2021-09-04T08:05:42+10:00September 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Learn the dangers a building inspector can miss by not physically getting in a roof! Examples of how a roof in danger of collapsing was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection by Peter Weddell of QBIS. This is why it is important for your building inspector to physically get in [...]

21 08, 2021

Danger of altered roof trusses

2021-08-21T07:58:52+10:00August 21st, 2021|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Danger of altered roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing, what were they thinking?  Altered roof trusses danger. QBIS. Cutting out the bottom chords of these roof trusses to fit a garage door could have proven dangerous, if not for advice from Peter Weddell on how to rectify the problem, economically. Bottom chords (horizontal main [...]

1 08, 2021

Pre-sale building inspections

2021-08-28T11:48:26+10:00August 1st, 2021|High-set vs 2 storey house, Pre-sale building inspections, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections

Pre-sale building inspections. Pre-sale building inspections. By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Examples of how a pre-sale inspection report by Peter Weddell can help current home owners, considerably. Pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer house with serious seepage and rising [...]

1 08, 2021

Dangerous roof structure

2021-08-21T08:56:47+10:00August 1st, 2021|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure

Roof structure danger. Dangerous roof structure. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. A tiled roof supported off an undersized ceiling beam (binder) which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many homes [...]

1 08, 2021

Garage conversion to living area

2021-08-21T08:58:01+10:00August 1st, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Garage conversion to living area

Why a conversion of a garage to a living area is not a good idea. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Garage to living area conversion and problems it causes.   Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why [...]

1 08, 2021

Roof danger to 8 year old house

2021-08-21T08:59:25+10:00August 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof danger to 8 year old house

Danger to roof of an 8 year old house Roof danger to 8 year old house. QBIS.  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of the roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of age. Roofs (especially [...]

1 08, 2021

Concrete stumps fracturing

2021-08-21T08:55:27+10:00August 1st, 2021|Concrete stumps fracturing|Comments Off on Concrete stumps fracturing

Concrete stumps fracturing, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, Concrete stumps fracturing. Inspected and identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Severely fractured concrete stump: Significantly fracturing of concrete stumps due to inadequate drainage causing water entry and ponding of water to sub-floor area of [...]

2 07, 2021

Risks with inaccurate vendor reports

2021-08-15T14:37:51+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Risks with inaccurate vendor reports

Beware of dangers when accepting inaccurate vendor reports Risks with inaccurate vendor reports. QBIS. "FREE" REPORTS CAN BE VERY COSTLY. BUYERS BEWARE OF VENDORS REPORTS !  Potential fire danger not identified in a report paid for by a vendor (seller). Insulation has accumulated around down-lights and electrical fittings within this roof which can cause [...]

2 07, 2021

Vendor (seller) report risks

2021-08-15T14:38:59+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Vendor (seller) report risks

Risks buyers take by accepting "free" building inspection reports from vendors (sellers). Vendor (seller) report risks. QBIS. An illegal structure built by the owner without Council approval. This was not mentioned in the vendors report. The owner of this property decided to employ a inspector suggested by the selling agent. Here are some examples of [...]

2 07, 2021

New homes with defects

2021-08-15T14:40:02+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with defects

Defects in new homes and problems they cause. New homes with defects. QBIS. Learn how these faults can be avoided and help increase the life expectancy of your new home. Design fault in new homes. Timber mouldings fitted around exterior of windows without flashing protection No flashing to sill of window. Sill timber with [...]

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