Before employing a building inspector

Before employing 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. Ask if it is their personal license […]

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Pre-sale building inspection benefits

Pre-sale building inspection benefits  How a Pre-sale inspection may help increase your chances of a property sale, considerably! All Building Inspections are carried out personally by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, QBIS. Be assured: You will receive a detailed, unbiased report, from a trusted person in the industry. Peter Weddell has […]

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Dangerous & Costly Vendor report

Dangerous & Costly Vendor report. Costly “free” report supplied by agent & seller: Identified 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 […]

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Unlicensed inspectors

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! Important: A Building Construction Commission search revealed that both previous inspectors of this property […]

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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. Some of more prominent reasons I have observed for property sales not proceeding have been: Sellers and sometimes Agents, not disclosing or covering up […]

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High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house being 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! […]

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Paving movement & serious problems it can cause

Paving movement & serious problems it can cause, in Yeronga, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Although movement of paving around buildings and swimming pools is quite a common problem, it must not be understated! Some examples of why movement of paving can cause serious problems. […]

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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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Deck dangers

Deck dangers, by Peter weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service Deck dangers, extensive rot making these decks 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: Decks can collapse and cause serious injury or […]

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Insulation fire & fatality dangers

Insulation fire & fatality dangers. In the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Fatalities have occurred to some installers of silver foil (building paper). This could potentially happen to anyone that may access the roof interior of a house. Potential dangers: Accumulation of […]

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Safety switches

Safety switches Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Is one safety switch enough to protect you and your family? No. Although not compulsary in Queensland, as a precausionary measure, you should have at least two. One for the light circuit. One for the power circuit. Some equipment also require their […]

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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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Rotting stumps

Rotting stumps, in the Morningside area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Stumps previously inspected by an engineer doing building inspections that deemed them acceptable! The conclusion in his report identified these stumps (supporting this house) as structurally sound. You make your own judgement by looking at this […]

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Unit movement

Unit movement, in the Bulimba area, a eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Movement to rear external brick wall of a unit block. Other inspectors don’t look at the exterior of the building or common property, even where it is easily accessible, this can prove to be […]

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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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