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1610, 2017

Boundary location

October 16th, 2017|Boundary, New house faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Boundary location

Boundary location was questionable in a recent building inspection carried out in the Bracken Ridge area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

As you can see in this photo the roof gutters of these new buildings are overlapping, this does not comply with building code requirements.

Although fences are […]

910, 2017

Vermin damaged electrical wiring

October 9th, 2017|Vermin damage|Comments Off on Vermin damaged electrical wiring

Vermin damaged electrical wiring, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Eatons Hill area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane.

These photos show the damage caused by vermin to some electrical wiring and down-light fittings in a relatively new house. In most cases they can […]

210, 2017

Retaining wall movement

October 2nd, 2017|Retaining wall problems, Stump Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement

Retaining wall movement, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Movement of this sub-floor retaining wall (at street level) is causing pressure against the supporting stumps and the house to move considerably. Rectification and replacement […]

2809, 2017

Vendor report inaccuracy

September 28th, 2017|Costly "free" building reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Non compliant, Understated Inspection Reports, Vendor reports, Vendor Reports Problems|Comments Off on Vendor report inaccuracy

Vendor report inaccuracy. Problems missed or severely understated by a building inspection service acting on behalf of a seller and recommended by the agent.

Problems identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Oxley area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

This roof is supported off […]

2809, 2017

New unit balcony problems

September 28th, 2017|New unit problems|Comments Off on New unit balcony problems

New unit balcony problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Corinda area, a western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

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 […]

2509, 2017

unprofessionally fitted electrical wiring

September 25th, 2017|unprofessionally fitted electrical wiring|Comments Off on unprofessionally fitted electrical wiring

Unprofessionally fitted electrical wiring, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In a North West suburb of Brisbane.

None of the electrical wires fitted to the sub-floor area of this 10 year old building were properly secured. The wiring is a potential danger to any trade person […]