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1902, 2018

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

February 19th, 2018|Drainage, Flooding, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Yeerongpilly, a Southern suburb of Brisbane

The sub-floor level of this building was below the ground levels on all four sides also below the flood level in the area, making it reliant […]

1202, 2018

Sub-floor structure components

February 12th, 2018|Building Terminology, Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on Sub-floor structure components

Sub-floor structure components illustration, courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Examples of sub-floor structure components, to help unqualified people understand how a timber framed house is supported and structured.

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Typical sub-floor construction of a high-set timber house in the Ferny Hills area, […]

502, 2018

New unit

February 5th, 2018|New building faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit

New unit, problems with poor construction methods, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in a western suburb of Brisbane

Given the severe weather conditions we often encounter in Queensland, an insufficient size surface drain and very little step up from the paving to the […]

2901, 2018

Misleading advertising

January 29th, 2018|Bathroom, Footing movement, Illegal structures, Misleading advertising, Movement, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Misleading advertising

Misleading advertising of a unit for use as a habitable area. Problems identified in a recent building inspection in a northern suburb of Brisbane recently carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This unit was advertised as having a self contained compliant unit below it. The seller and agent neglected to […]

2201, 2018

Buying property over internet

January 22nd, 2018|Beware of buying over internet!, Buying property over internet|Comments Off on Buying property over internet

Buying property over internet. Problems identified in a recent building inspection in a northern suburb of Brisbane recently carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

Here are some excellent examples of how buying over the internet and relying on agents photos can be a very costly mistake without the professional help […]

1501, 2018

Poor roof gutter design

January 15th, 2018|Poor roof gutter design, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Poor roof gutter design

Poor roof gutter design, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Westlake, a South West suburb of Brisbane.

Roof gutters without an eave overhang are not good building practice, examples of problems are in the following photos.

Contributing to the problem is the front edge […]