Garage conversions to living areas

2 07, 2020

Garage conversions & associated problems

2020-08-13T11:11:29+10:00July 2nd, 2020|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. Non-compliant: Ceiling height of this previous garage converted to a living area was well under the requirement of 2.4 metres as required by Council. Moisture meter readings: Showing red [...]

2 07, 2020

Non-compliant living room

2020-08-16T16:51:20+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: 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 as habitable rooms (living spaces). Associated Problems [...]

2 07, 2020

Garage conversion problems

2020-08-19T06:09:55+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas|0 Comments

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. Cause of the problems: Seepage and rising damp has occurred to single brick walls of this garage although exterior of the brick walls were covered with render. This is the reason [...]

1 07, 2020

Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

2020-08-20T06:32:57+10:00July 1st, 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. 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 of the concrete also back of the [...]

1 07, 2020

Garage conversion to living area

2020-08-21T18:01:21+10:00July 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Why a conversion of a garage to a living area is not a good idea. Garage to living area conversion and problems it causes.   Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why High-set houses cannot be effectively converted. Will it jeopardise my insurance cover ? Misconception. Moisture meter reading is [...]

1 07, 2020

High-set house sold as 2 storey house

2020-08-24T06:28:01+10:00July 1st, 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 This high-set house that was supposedly converted to a 2 storey house, according to [...]

1 07, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house

2020-08-27T06:23:30+10:00July 1st, 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. A typical high-set house The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set [...]

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