Design faults

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 11, 2019

Design faults with a large new home

2020-01-24T14:51:11+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults with a large new home

Design faults with a large new home in the Bulimba area, an eastern suburb of Brisbane identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Problem: Open balconies are most likely to give problems, no matter how well they are drained and water-proofed. Concealed drains are prone [...]

1 11, 2019

Improper shower-bath installation

2020-01-17T16:02:35+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Improper shower-bath installation

Improper shower-bath installation, in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Wall tiles must extend into lips of this bath (to avoid seepage causing rot to the walls and floor) due to shower outlet installed above the bath. Both the shower base and bath [...]

1 11, 2019

Potential shower recess problem

2020-01-17T15:57:16+10:00November 1st, 2019|Bathroom problems, Design faults, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Potential shower recess problem

Potential shower recess problem, in the Carina area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Soap recesses within shower areas are not a good idea. They eventually allows seepage and rot to occur, even if waterproofed. Normal expansion and contraction between different materials eventually causes cracks to [...]

1 11, 2019

Faults with a new home

2020-01-24T14:05:43+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Faults with a new home

Faults with a new home. In the Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Common design fault: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and rely too much on using sealants, rather than proper methods of construction to avoid [...]

1 11, 2019

New unit

2020-01-17T15:03:51+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit

New unit, poor construction methods to a unit in the Graceville area, a Western suburb of Brisbane. 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. [...]

30 10, 2019

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home

2020-01-24T14:42:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home, in the Bulimba area, an eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. A relatively new house with significant problems occuring due to poor design and construction methods. […]

30 10, 2019

Faults with new houses from poor work

2020-01-24T15:25:51+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Faults with new houses from poor work

Faults with new houses from poor work, in Cannon Hill an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Flashing missing from above this window awning will allow seepage to cause rot to the awning and possibly to the wall and timber of the window frame. Easy fix: by [...]

30 10, 2019

Inaccurate misleading vendor report

2019-12-24T17:10:34+10:00October 30th, 2019|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Design faults|Comments Off on Inaccurate misleading vendor report

Inaccurate misleading vendor report, problems identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Dutton Park, a Southern suburb of Brisbane The following photos are examples of serious problems that were not identified in a building inspection report carried out by a well known nation wide company [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage-new unit

2020-01-17T14:37:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-new unit

Seepage-new unit, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment with two sides of the unit being below ground level. The readings [...]

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

Poor design problem

2019-12-26T05:54:53+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Poor design problem, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Bunya area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Poor design problem. This is one of the dumbest ideas I have seen. Due to the method of construction being back the front. Problem: Roof sheets [...]

30 10, 2019

Problems found with new units

2020-01-17T14:38:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

Problems found with units. Inspection carried out 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. Also architraves around the window will rot. This is a very common problem, but poor building practice, [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit-balcony problem

2019-12-28T07:56:59+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit-balcony problem

Unit-balcony problem, identified in a building inspection carried out in the St Lucia area, a South West suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor design: The balcony slab height is higher than the unit interior slab which will allow direct water entry to the living area, even in [...]

9 09, 2019

New building design faults

2020-01-02T06:07:50+10:00September 9th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

New building design faults, in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Faults: Exposed bearers of a designer house with no protection against the weather also secured to steel supporting columns with inadequate roof screws, where coach bolts were required. Implications: Potential [...]