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 […]

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How to choose a building inspector

How to choose 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. Is it their personal license number […]

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Beware of unlicensed inspectors

Beware of unlicensed inspectors. A property inspected in the Graceville area, a western suburb of Brisbane Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This post exposes how you can easily employ unlicenced inspectors without knowing, by not doing research and asking the right questions! A Building Construction Commission search revealed that […]

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Dangerous & Costly Vendor report

Dangerous & Costly Vendor 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! […]

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High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house sold as a 2 storey house. Building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This post highlights serious associated problems that often occur from this type of conversion.   Can the problems be economically rectified ? Definately not, without removing all of the lower floor and rebuilding! The […]

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Tips for sellers on potential property sale breakers

Tips for sellers on potential property sale breakers. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. You can’t beat experience! Having operated in the building inspection industry since 1978. These are some of more outstanding reasons I have observed for property sales not proceeding: Sellers and sometimes Agents, not disclosing or covering […]

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Dangerous rotting decks-Brisbane

Dangerous rotting decks-Brisbane, by Peter weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service Deck & dangers, extensive rot making this deck and its stairs unsafe! What is a deck? A timber platform for relaxing or entertaining guests on that is exposed to the weather. Generally built without a roof above. Potential dangers with exposed decks: […]

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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 […]

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Rotting deck dangers-Brisbane

Rotting deck dangers-Brisbane, Building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Examples of why it is not advisable to construct a deck without a roof above it. Decks without a roof above them for protection are not practical. No many would consider it comfortable to try and relax on […]

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Poor design causing rot-Bulimba

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. A relatively new house with significant problems occuring due to poor design and construction methods.

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Roof sagging-Springfield

Roof sagging-Springfield, a western suburb of Brisbane. Inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This problem could not be seen from ground level and severity of the problem could not be determined from the roof interior. Problem: Here is an example of the top chord of a roof truss […]

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Asbestos roof & insurance companies

Asbestos roof & insurance companies Building inspection in the Holland Park area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Asbestos products were a readily available, popular building product used throughout the 1940’s right through to the late 1980’s and sometimes later. The greater majority of houses built […]

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Shower/bath not properly installed-Camp Hill

Shower/bath not properly installed-Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Wall tiles must extend into side and rear lip of this bath (to avoid seepage causing rot to the walls and floor) due to shower outlet installed above the bath. Both the shower base and bath […]

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Asbestos in building materials

Asbestos in building materials Courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Building Inspections Brisbane and Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Just a few examples of materials with Asbestos content that were commonly used in the building industry.  Corrugated and flat fibro sheeting attached to walls and roof of this garage Corrugated fibro sheeting to roof of […]

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Bathroom leaking, Ferny Hills

Bathroom leaking, 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. […]

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