Building design faults

2 07, 2020

New house design defects

2020-08-16T19:08:15+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New house design defects

Defects built into a New House, in Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. Defects with new house design. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water entry occuring to interior of this new house because of poor design is inevitable Steps leading down to the main entry of this new house are [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2020-08-18T06:39:56+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Impractical house design trends, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Impractical house design trends to a relatively new house causing problems early in its life. […]

1 07, 2020

Leaking around window in shower

2020-08-19T18:26:28+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Leaking around window in shower

Window within shower leaking, in the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Leaking around window in shower. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Seepage is very likely to occur around this window situated within a shower outlet of a newly built home, regardless of how well sealed the window [...]

1 07, 2020

Incorrect installation of bath-shower

2020-08-19T18:38:09+10:00July 1st, 2020|Bathrooms leaking, Building design faults, Leaking showers, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Incorrect installation of bath-shower

Incorrect installation of bath-shower. Incorrect installation of bath-shower and how it can cause long term problems. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: A bath that is not properly installed for the use of a shower above it. When installing a shower outlet above a bath, the wall tiles must extend into [...]

1 07, 2020

New homes with design defects

2020-08-20T06:19:29+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with design defects

Design defects with new homes, New homes with design defects. By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Well designed and practically built new homes can avoid faults from developing in the short and long term. Common design faults: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and [...]

1 07, 2020

Drainage problems with a new house

2020-08-22T06:53:04+10:00July 1st, 2020|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. Problems became a reality soon after the buyers shifted into this new house. After they were pre-warned, by Peter Weddell in his inspection report. Drainage issues: Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside with inadequate [...]

1 07, 2020

New home with long term defects

2020-08-08T15:03:06+10:00July 1st, 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. Inspected by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Defects to home from poor design

2020-08-22T17:06:21+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Poor design causing defects to a home, in Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Defects to home from poor design. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor design causing issues with this dwelling: The exposed bearers have no protection from the weather. Securings to steel supporting columns with inadequate [...]

1 07, 2020

Impractical design of a new unit

2020-08-23T07:52:19+10:00July 1st, 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, in Corinda, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Impractical design of a new unit, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Bad design for a roof

2020-08-25T06:35:43+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Roof design fault that will cause premature rusting of sheeting, in Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Bad design for a roof, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This is one of the most stupid ideas for a roof I have come across, due to the method of construction being [...]

1 07, 2020

New Unit construction design faults

2020-08-26T06:38:54+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

Design faults with new Unit construction, in Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane New Unit construction design faults, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Dangerous inadequate roof support

2020-08-27T06:41:40+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous inadequate roof support

Dangerous inadequate roof support, in Albany Creek, North of Brisbane. Dangerous inadequate roof truss support, identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

2020-08-28T06:34:11+10:00July 1st, 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, in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane Rising damp & seepage in a apartment, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new apartment built into an embankment. The moisture meter were much [...]

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