Unlicensed building and pest inspectors

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Choosing the right building inspector

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How sellers can benefit from a pre-sale inspection

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Tips for sellers on avoiding their home sale crashing

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Dangerous alteration of roof trusses

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Roof in danger of collapsing

Roof in danger of collapsing, in 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 […]

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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 framing, 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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Unsafe rotting decks

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Concrete cancer defect

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

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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 to sub-floor of houses. 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 […]

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Pergola in danger of collapsing

Danger of pergola collapsing, in Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane Pergola in danger of collapsing, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This rotting pergola was located directly above a children’s play area and could collapse at any time!   If it collapses it could potentially cause serious injury or […]

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