Building fallacies

3 01, 2020

Dangerous roof structure-Oxley

2020-02-16T09:07:20+10:00January 3rd, 2020|Building fallacies, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure-Oxley

Dangerous roof structure-Oxley, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service. This roof is supported off an undersized beam, which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures of many older homes. Considerable sagging of [...]

2 01, 2020

Old building fallacy-Coorparoo

2020-02-16T09:06:32+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Building fallacies, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Old building fallacy-Coorparoo

Old building fallacy-Coorparoo, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Typical construction for tiled roof's of houses built in and about the 1950's. The above photo shows a poorly constructed and inadequately supported roof structure. Here are a few examples of why they shouldn't build them like [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt

2020-02-21T18:18:04+10:00January 1st, 2020|Building fallacies, Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt

Roof sagging-Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: Props supporting this under-purlin (horizontal timber member, between the props). They are too widely spaced the under-purlin is also undersize. Rectification: This can be rectified by fitting addition props for support, provided they are supported [...]