Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved

16 02, 2020

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

2020-02-16T07:54:31+10:00February 16th, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Roofs sagging, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house. Building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This post highlights serious associated problems that often occur from this type of conversion.   Can the problems be economically rectified ? Definately not, without removing all of the lower floor and rebuilding! [...]

2 01, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

2020-02-25T05:34:15+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane, Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Typical high-set house Problems: The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set houses. These problems are the reasons why high-set houses are not suitable for conversion [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale

2020-02-24T05:58:47+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale

Garage illegal conversion-Pullenvale, a western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by 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 and wet indicators with reading of 305. [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington

2020-02-21T07:23:20+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington

Rising damp-converted garage-Paddington, a western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Evidence of rising damp causing the carpet to rot: Not only obvious in this photo, but the moisture meter readings were higher than what would be considered normal levels. Rising damp can cause deterioration to [...]

1 01, 2020

Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore

2020-02-14T06:21:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore

Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore, a Western suburb of Brisbane, carried out 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 with type of [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage conversion problems in Everton Park

2020-02-04T06:23:39+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved|0 Comments

Garage conversion problems in Everton Park, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator 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 why single brick walls [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage to living conversion problems-Brisbane

2020-02-24T06:17:24+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage to living conversion problems-Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Conversion of a garages and high-set houses into habitable living areas,  not a good idea and why! Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why High-set houses cannot be effectively converted. Will it jeopardise my [...]