1 06, 2021

Garage conversions & associated problems

2021-07-08T19:02:19+10:00June 1st, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on Garage conversions & associated problems

Conversions of garages to living areas and their associated problems Garage conversions & associated problems. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Non-compliant: Ceiling height of this previous garage was well under 2.4 metres as required by Council also Building Code of Australia. High [...]

2 07, 2020

Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

2021-07-01T07:31:15+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Drainage problems, Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

Converted garages-seepage and rising damp Converted garages-seepage and rising damp, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Evidence of rising damp causing the carpet to rot: Rising damp can also cause deterioration to timber Attract termites Cause health problems with inhabitants. Mould to surface [...]

2 07, 2020

Non-compliant living room

2021-06-29T06:09:15+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-compliant living room

Non-compliant room that is not suitable for living use. Non-compliant living room, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Most people are not aware that it takes more than a ceiling height of 2.4 metres to comply with the building code requirements for use [...]

2 07, 2020

Garage conversion problems

2021-06-30T05:48:51+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Garage conversion problems

Garage conversion problems, in Everton Park, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Garage conversion problems. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Cause of the problems: Seepage and rising damp has occurred to single brick walls of this garage although exterior of the brick walls were [...]

2 07, 2020

Garage conversion to living area

2021-07-02T06:45:52+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Garage conversion to living area

Why a conversion of a garage to a living area is not a good idea. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Garage to living area conversion and problems it causes.   Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why [...]

2 07, 2020

High-set house sold as 2 storey house

2021-07-04T08:26:39+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set house sold as 2 storey house

High-set house being sold as 2 storey house. Misleading advertised high-set house sold as 2 storey house.  The house did not comply with Building Code requirements for habitable area use. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. This high-set house that was supposedly converted [...]

2 07, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house

2021-07-04T08:45:30+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set vs 2 storey house

Learn about the differences between a High-set and 2 storey house and problems, Differences between High-set vs 2 storey house. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. A typical high-set house The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and [...]

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