Unlicensed building & pest inspectors

How unlicensed building & pest inspectors, are carrying out inspections around Brisbane. This is how you can easily employ unlicensed building & pest inspectors. If you don’t do your research and ask the right questions! This is an example of how a buyer was almost trapped by sellers reports. Sellers building & pest reports made available […]

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Roof in danger of collapsing

Danger of roof collapsing, in Kallangur, a northern suburb of Brisbane. Roof in danger of collapsing. Examples of how a potentially dangerous roof truss situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. You want to be aware of this! Considerable sideways bowing of […]

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Avoiding a home sale crash

Some tips on avoiding a home sale crash. Tips on avoiding a home sale crash, from my experiences in the building inspection industry since 1978. Here are some of the main reasons I have observed for property sales not proceeding: Sellers and sometimes Agents, not disclosing or covering up major problems they were aware of […]

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How sellers can benefit from a pre-sale inspection

Sellers benefits from a pre-sale inspection. A pre-sale building inspection helped the seller of this property with practical advice on what to do to help achieve a sale. Some tips on how sellers can benefit from a pre-sale inspection. Pre-sale building inspection of a house in Archerfield for an interstate owner. The property was orinally […]

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Choosing the right building inspector

How to choose the right building inspector and avoid the traps. Important Questions you need to ask before employing an inspector, to avoid the minefield. With tips on choosing the right building inspector. Speak to the individual that is going to carry out the inspection, not just the receptionist! Ask the inspector (that is going […]

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Dangerous alteration of roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing. Dangerous alteration of roof trusses. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Dangerous alteration to roof trusses, what were they thinking?  Cutting out the main supports of these roof trusses to fit this garage door could have proven dangerous, if not […]

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Garage conversions & associated problems

Conversions of garages to living areas and their associated problems Garage conversions & associated problems. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Non-compliant: Ceiling height of this previous garage converted to a living area was well under the requirement of 2.4 metres as required by Council. Moisture meter readings: Showing red […]

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Seepage above unit garage

Garage of unit with seepage through slab above, in St Lucia, a Western suburb of Brisbane, Seepage above unit garage, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here are photos of a recent inspection of a common area of a multi-storey unit block in the western suburbs. The underground garages have […]

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Costly FREE building reports

FREE building reports that cost you considerably with their omissions, Costly FREE building reports, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The rusted column above was only one of many that were not included in the sellers (vendor report) that were passed onto prospective buyers for “free”. BE WARNED, discount […]

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Gutter design causing rot

Poor design of guttering causing rot to roof frame, of a home in Westlake, South West of Brisbane. Gutter design causing rot, identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Roof gutters without eaves are not good building practice. Examples of problems resulting from this bad design are in the following photos. […]

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Roof in danger of collapse

Danger of roof collapsing Roof in danger of collapse. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service You want to be aware of this! Considerable sideways bowing of these roof trusses above a house that is approximately 12 years old! Separating gang nail to top chord of a roof truss. These plates […]

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Unsafe rotting decks

Decks unsafe from rotting.  Unsafe rotting decks, identified 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. […]

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Concrete cancer defect

Defect of concrete cancer, below a St Lucia house, south of Brisbane, Concrete cancer defect. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Concrete cancer (proper terminology is spalling). Probable causes: Concrete cancer-spalling (in this particular case) a garden beds were against external brick walls of the house. With constant watering of […]

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Foundation movement in townhouses

Townhouses with movement of their foundations, How foundation movement in townhouses can be overlooked by building inspectors, if they are not prepared to look at the building exterior. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here is movement of a brick pier was taken in the same location on separate occasions. […]

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Termite entry points

Common termite entry points in buildings. Potential termite entry points, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These examples of a large exposed deck and house without appropriate termite barriers. Also not enough clearances between the soil and timber. A substantial amount of money would be required to rectify these identified […]

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