2 07, 2021

New homes with defects

2021-11-24T14:18:43+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with defects

Defects in new homes and problems they cause. New homes with defects. QBIS. Learn how these faults can be avoided and help increase the life expectancy of your new home. Design fault in new homes. Timber mouldings fitted around exterior of windows without flashing protection No flashing to sill of window. Sill timber with [...]

2 07, 2021

Impractical house design trends

2021-11-24T15:09:12+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical house design trends

Learn how impractical house design trends can cause short and long term problems Impractical house design trends to relatively new house causing problems early in its life. QBIS. Unfortunately too many designers and builders put design before practical construction. Hopefully this post will open your eyes to some problems I have encountered from poor [...]

2 07, 2021

Drainage problems with a new house

2021-11-30T11:07:22+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, Drainage problems, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with a new house

Drainage problems with a new house. Problems with drainage to a new house became a reality soon after the buyers shifted into this new house. After they were pre-warned, by Peter Weddell of QBIS. Drainage issues: Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside with inadequate drainage. Water [...]

2 07, 2021

Inadequate roof truss support

2021-11-30T11:00:11+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

Learn how inadequate roof truss support can be potentially dangerous. Dangerous inadequate roof truss support. QBIS. Wrong method of support: This is not the correct way to support and secure roof trusses at the junction of a hipped roof. Top chords of the hip trusses should have extended over the supporting truncated/girder truss. Bottom [...]

1 07, 2021

Faults with new houses from poor work

2021-11-24T16:06:43+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Faults with new houses from poor work

New houses can also have faults from poor workmanship. New houses with faults from poor work. Flashing missing from above this window awning will allow seepage to cause rot to the awning and possibly to the wall and timber of the window frame. QBIS. Easy fix: Fit flashing that extends up and behind the [...]

1 07, 2021

Leaking around window in shower

2021-11-25T17:19:40+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Leaking around window in shower

Window within shower leaking from poor location and size. Leaking around window in shower. QBIS. With some thought this problem would have been avoided during renovations.  Potential for leaking around window. Seepage is very likely to occur around this window situated within a shower outlet of a newly built home, regardless of how [...]

1 07, 2021

Incorrect installation of bath-shower

2021-11-25T16:45:38+10:00July 1st, 2021|Bathrooms leaking, Building design faults, Leaking showers, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Incorrect installation of bath-shower

Incorrect installation of a bath and shower base and how to have them corrected. Problems incorrect installation of bath-shower can cause over short and long term. QBIS. When installing a shower tray or bath (with shower above) where they meet the walls must be fitted correctly to avoid seepage and rot occuring to the [...]

1 07, 2021

New house design defects

2021-11-26T11:15:03+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New house design defects

Defects built into a New House and problems they cause. Learn how defects with new house design can cause short and long term problems for home owners. QBIS. Water entry to interior of new house is inevitable Poor design: Steps leading down to main entry of this new house are higher than living [...]

2 07, 2020

New home with long term defects

2021-08-15T18:12:11+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New home with long term defects

Long term defects to a new home. New home with long term defects. QBIS. Open deck seepage problem: Open balconies are most likely to give problems, no matter how well they are drained and water-proofed. Concealed drains are prone to blocking. Water-proofing is likely to crack over the long term from different rates of [...]

2 07, 2020

Defects to home from poor design

2021-11-27T13:51:53+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Defects to home from poor design

Poor design causing defects to a home. Defects to home from poor design. QBIS. Poor design causing issues with this dwelling: The exposed bearers have no protection from the weather. Securings to steel supporting columns with inadequate roof screws, where coach bolts were required. Implications: There is a high degree of risk from partial [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical design of a new unit

2021-08-15T18:36:05+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical design of a new unit

New Unit and impractical design. Impractical design of a new unit. QBIS. With frequent severe weather conditions encountered in Queensland, combined with the following: Undersize surface drains. Insufficient height difference between paving levels and top of the living area slabs. Water entry is likely to occur to interior of this new unit in adverse [...]

2 07, 2020

Bad design for a roof

2021-08-15T19:01:25+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Bad design for a roof

Roof design fault that will cause premature rusting of sheeting. Bad design for a roof. QBIS. This is one of the most stupid ideas for a roof I have come across, due to the method of construction being back the front. Bad design for a roof: Roof sheets overhanging the gable ends are supported [...]

2 07, 2020

New Unit construction design faults

2021-08-15T19:11:43+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems|Comments Off on New Unit construction design faults

Design faults with new Unit construction. New Unit construction design faults. QBIS. New unit, that has never been occupied. Problems: No flashing or awning above window will allow seepage and rot to occur. Architraves around window without proper flashing for protection will rot. This is a very common problem, but poor building practice, in [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

2021-08-15T19:16:16+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

Rising damp & seepage to an new apartment. Rising damp & seepage in a apartment. QBIS.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new apartment built into an embankment. The moisture meter were much greater than what would be considered normal. Even though new slabs can show higher readings [...]

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