10 03, 2021

Unlicensed building and pest inspectors

2021-03-10T16:19:19+10:00March 10th, 2021|Before employing a building inspector, Choosing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on Unlicensed building and pest inspectors

How Unlicensed building and pest inspectors, are carrying out inspections around Brisbane. This is how you can easily employ Unlicensed building and pest inspectors. If you don't do your research and ask the right questions! Important, what you need to know: Companies can "LEGALLY" employ unlicensed inspectors, without ANY EXPERIENCE & WITHOUT SUPERVISION. It is [...]

10 03, 2021

Choosing the right building inspector

2021-03-10T16:20:50+10:00March 10th, 2021|Choosing a building inspector, Unlicensed building-pest inspectors|Comments Off on 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 [...]

10 03, 2021

Roof structure collapse danger

2021-03-10T16:22:10+10:00March 10th, 2021|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure collapse danger

Danger of roof structure collapsing. Roof structure collapse danger. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service. A tiled roof supported off an undersized ceiling beam (binder) which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many homes built in Brisbane [...]

10 03, 2021

How sellers can benefit from a pre-sale inspection

2021-03-10T16:23:29+10:00March 10th, 2021|Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Pre-sale building inspections, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on How sellers can benefit from a pre-sale inspection

How sellers can benefit 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 [...]

10 03, 2021

Tips for sellers on avoiding their home sale crashing

2021-03-10T16:24:55+10:00March 10th, 2021|Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Tips for sellers on avoiding their home sale crashing

Some useful tips that may help sellers avoiding their home sale from crashing. Tips for sellers on avoiding their home sale crashing. 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 [...]

10 03, 2021

Dangerous alteration of roof trusses

2021-03-10T16:26:50+10:00March 10th, 2021|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1 03, 2021

Costly FREE building reports

2021-03-10T16:39:23+10:00March 1st, 2021|Auction-buying traps, Before employing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!|Comments Off on 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, [...]

1 03, 2021

Asbestos uses and concerns

2021-03-10T16:28:49+10:00March 1st, 2021|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos uses and concerns

Asbestos uses and concerns Asbestos in buildings their uses and concerns, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Asbestos products were a readily available and popular building product used from the late 1930's right through to early 1990. The greater majority of houses built within those time frames had varying amounts [...]

1 03, 2021

Asbestos in buildings

2021-03-10T16:30:24+10:00March 1st, 2021|Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos in buildings

Asbestos in buildings. Just a few examples of materials that contained Asbestos in buildings around Brisbane that were commonly used in the building industry until the mid 1990's. Courtesy of Peter Weddell owner/operator of Building Inspections Brisbane and Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Corrugated and flat fibro sheeting attached to roof and walls of [...]

2 08, 2020

Garage conversions & associated problems

2020-12-15T06:29:49+10:00August 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1 08, 2020

Roof in danger of collapsing

2020-08-16T07:34:13+10:00August 1st, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

Seepage above unit garage

2020-08-16T09:35:31+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

Gutter design causing rot

2020-08-16T10:23:45+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on 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. [...]

2 07, 2020

Unsafe rotting decks

2020-10-30T09:30:38+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Dangerous structures, Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

Concrete cancer defect

2020-08-16T10:53:42+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling)|Comments Off on 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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