Dangerous structures

1 01, 2020

Dangerous balcony

2020-01-18T07:52:13+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dangerous structures, Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Dangerous balcony

Dangerous balcony, in Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This balcony is potentially dangerous due to height of the perimeter railings being under the Building Code requirement. Being over 1 metre above the ground level. The required height of the railings is 1 metre. [...]

1 11, 2019

Dangerously fitted rola-door

2020-01-05T17:06:51+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures|Comments Off on Dangerously fitted rola-door

Dangerously fitted rola-door, in the Everton Park area, a northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. What were they thinking?  This dangerously fitted rola-door could have proven costly, if not for advice from Peter Weddell on how to rectify economically. Bottom chords (horizontal member) of the roof [...]

1 11, 2019

Roof truss problems

2020-01-05T17:05:36+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss problems

Roof truss problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Mount Gravatt area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Separation of gang-nail plate and bottom chord, above the supporting roof beam. Separation of a gang-nail plate attached to junction of top and bottom Chords [...]

1 11, 2019

Dangerous roof structure

2020-01-06T06:14:02+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure

Dangerous roof structure, in Bellbowrie, a western suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of age. [...]

1 11, 2019

Dangerous structure

2020-01-17T16:28:02+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures|Comments Off on Dangerous structure

Dangerous structure,  in Middle Park, a Western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Pergola: This poorly constructed and rotting open timber pergola was located above a children's play area and could collapse at any time and potentially cause serious injury to anyone that happens to be below. Rotting [...]

1 11, 2019

Illegal structure consequences

2020-01-08T12:05:22+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Disclosure importance, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure consequences

Illegal structure consequences, in Eatons Hills, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inadequate securing of this patio roof structure could potentially allow it to collapse! Important notes: Ends of these rafters were secured to the metal fascia with pop rivets, making the structure unsafe and potentially [...]

30 10, 2019

Inadequate roof truss support

2019-12-30T08:41:30+10:00October 30th, 2019|Dangerous structures, Design faults, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Inadequate roof truss support

Inadequate roof truss support, in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Wrong: 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Unsuitable retaining walls

2019-12-24T13:26:39+10:00October 30th, 2019|Dangerous structures, Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Unsuitable retaining walls

Unsuitable retaining walls problems, identified in building inspections, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The height of this retaining wall is far beyond the manufacturers recommendation. It has moved considerably and is not likely to stop. This wall is deviating from movement. Further movement is highly likely and it [...]