Deck & veranda problems

5 01, 2020

Deck dangers

2020-01-18T07:51:20+10:00January 5th, 2020|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Deck dangers

Deck dangers, by Peter weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service Deck dangers, extensive rot making these decks 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 above. Potential dangers: Decks can collapse and cause serious injury or [...]

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 01, 2020

Unsuitable veranda floor

2020-01-18T09:38:02+10:00January 1st, 2020|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Unsuitable veranda floor

Unsuitable veranda floor, in the Annerley area, a southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  The photo above shows the end of the flooring is tongue and groove flooring, used on this exposed veranda. Seepage causing rot. The unsuitable flooring (for an exposed veranda) is also causing rotting [...]

1 01, 2020

Rotting deck danger

2020-01-18T07:49:25+10:00January 1st, 2020|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Rotting deck danger

Rotting deck danger, in Sunnybank, a southern suburb of Brisbane. Identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Rotting timber of a deck and stairs from exposure to the elements. This is why it is not advisable to construct a deck without a roof above it. [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage through a balcony

2020-01-18T08:09:29+10:00January 1st, 2020|Deck & veranda problems, Design faults, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage through a balcony

Seepage through a balcony, in the Sunnybank Hills area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane Identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Seepage has occurred through this exposed balcony to a living area below, causing damage and sagging to the ceiling lining. Two alternatives of rectification: [...]

1 01, 2020

Deck-veranda problems

2020-01-18T07:55:13+10:00January 1st, 2020|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Deck-veranda problems

Deck-veranda problems, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here are some examples of Queenslander style houses with veranda's built using a similar method of construction to a deck that collapsed in recent years, at Ascot, a eastern suburb of Brisbane. Rectification: The floor joists are checked into the perimeter bearer [...]

1 01, 2020

Dangers of buying over the internet

2020-01-24T15:54:49+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dangerous electrical wiring, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Deck & veranda problems, Electrical faults, Movement|Comments Off on Dangers of buying over the internet

Dangers of buying over the internet. Extensive and significant problems identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inspection of a property in the Ipswich area for an interstate buyer that had not seen the property apart from photos posted on the internet. Fortunately the client [...]

1 11, 2019

Veranda flashing

2020-01-18T08:19:08+10:00November 1st, 2019|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Veranda flashing

Veranda flashing, missing, in the Wavell Heights area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Absence of flashing where the veranda is attached to the house. This is a common omission with many builders. They don't see the problems I see that occur from years of leaking. Simple [...]

1 11, 2019

Veranda problem

2020-01-18T08:13:07+10:00November 1st, 2019|Deck & veranda problems|Comments Off on Veranda problem

Veranda problem in the Wilston area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service A common veranda problem that can easily be avoided: It never ceases to amaze me that many builders don't fit flashing's where veranda's are attached to buildings. Seepage is most likely to occur [...]