Building design faults

2 07, 2020

New house design defects

2020-08-05T06:05:41+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New house design defects

New house design defects, 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 higher than [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2020-07-29T18:33:16+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

Window within shower problem

2020-07-30T06:33:49+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Window within shower problem

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

1 07, 2020

Incorrect installation of bath-shower

2020-07-18T08:24:52+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

Faulty design with new homes

2020-07-31T05:59:59+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Faulty design with new homes

Faulty design with new homes, 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 rely too much on using [...]

1 07, 2020

Drainage defects-new house

2020-08-07T06:39:44+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Drainage problems, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage defects-new house

Drainage defects-new house, in West End, a nearby suburb of Brisbane. Drainage defects-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 faults

2020-07-18T09:24:21+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New home with long term faults

New home with long term faults. New home with long term faults, 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 crack over [...]

1 07, 2020

Dwelling faults from bad design

2020-07-18T09:35:22+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Dwelling faults from bad design, in Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Dwelling faults from bad 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 roof screws, where [...]

1 07, 2020

Impractical design of new unit

2020-07-18T09:45:15+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical design of new unit

Impractical design of new unit, in Corinda, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Impractical design of 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 slabs. [...]

1 07, 2020

Dumb roof idea

2020-07-19T15:45:05+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Dumb roof idea, in Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Dumb roof idea, 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 back the front. Dumb roof idea: Roof sheets overhanging [...]

1 07, 2020

New Unit construction design faults

2020-07-18T08:54:36+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

New Unit construction design faults, 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 flashing [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage-Unit

2020-07-18T09:14:28+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage-Unit

Rising damp & seepage-Unit, in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane Rising damp & seepage-Unit, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment. The moisture meter were much greater than what would be considered normal. [...]

1 07, 2020

Dangerous inadequate roof support

2020-07-18T10:26:37+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 [...]