Design faults

1 05, 2020

Shower/bath not properly installed

2020-05-18T06:33:56+10:00May 1st, 2020|Bathroom problems, Design faults, Leaking shower, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Shower/bath not properly installed

Shower/bath not properly installed, in Camp Hill, Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: When installing a shower outlet above a bath, the wall tiles must extend into the side and rear lips to avoid seepage and rot to the walls and floor. Both the shower base and [...]

1 03, 2020

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba

2020-03-08T09:55:28+10:00March 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba, 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. […]

3 01, 2020

New building design faults-Albany Creek

2020-02-26T06:01:29+10:00January 3rd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

New building design faults-Albany Creek, 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 for partial collapse of [...]

2 01, 2020

Design faults new home-Bulimba

2020-02-17T05:48:58+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults new home-Bulimba

Design faults new home-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water entry to house interior, drainage problem: Steps leading down to the main entry of this new house are higher than the living area slab level, creating a pit. Although a drain has been fitted, it [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit poor design-Graceville

2020-02-17T05:56:36+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit poor design-Graceville

New unit poor design-Graceville, 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. Water entry is likely to occur to interior [...]

1 01, 2020

New home faults-Wavell Heights

2020-02-17T06:24:22+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New home faults-Wavell Heights

New home faults-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 seepage causing rot around windows and [...]

1 01, 2020

Design faults new home-Bulimba

2020-02-17T06:05:18+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults new home-Bulimba

Design faults new home-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane Building inspection carried out 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 01, 2020

New unit design & construction faults-Camp Hill

2020-02-17T06:14:45+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

New unit design & construction faults-Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane Inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. New unit, that had 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit seepage-Sherwood

2020-02-29T09:54:32+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on New unit seepage-Sherwood

New unit seepage-Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  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 were much greater than what would be considered [...]

1 01, 2020

Roof truss inadequate securing-Albany Creek

2020-02-25T06:04:17+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof truss inadequate securing-Albany Creek

Roof truss inadequate securing-Albany Creek, North 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 the supporting truncated/girder truss. Bottom chord [...]

30 10, 2019

Design problem-Bunya

2020-02-13T07:18:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Design problem-Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Design problem-Bunya. This is one of the dumbest ideas I have seen. Due to the method of construction being back the front. Problem: Roof sheets overhanging the gable ends are supported from framing above, not from below. This [...]