Garage conversions

19 01, 2020

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

2020-01-19T06:30:30+10:00January 19th, 2020|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Sagging roofs, 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! [...]

30 12, 2019

High-set & garage conversion problems

2020-01-08T05:36:52+10:00December 30th, 2019|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

High-set & garage conversion problems. 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 [...]

3 11, 2019

Garage-subfloor conversion

2020-01-05T09:49:32+10:00November 3rd, 2019|Drainage issues, Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Garage-subfloor conversion

Garage-subfloor conversion, in the Pullenvale area, 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 [...]

1 11, 2019

High-set vs two storey house

2020-01-05T17:09:12+10:00November 1st, 2019|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs two storey house

High-set vs two storey house. Problems identified in building inspections around 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp-converted garage

2020-01-08T05:47:08+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Garage conversions, Rising Damp, Termites|Comments Off on Rising damp-converted garage

Rising damp-converted garage, in the Paddington area, an western suburb of Brisbane. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Evidence of rising damp: 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 timber, [...]

30 10, 2019

Rooms not suitable for habitation

2019-12-24T18:15:26+10:00October 30th, 2019|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Rooms not suitable for habitation

Rooms not suitable for habitation, identified in a recent building inspection, 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 a habitable room (living space). Problems: [...]

9 09, 2019

Garage conversion problems

2020-01-02T06:10:04+10:00September 9th, 2019|Garage conversions|0 Comments

Garage conversion problems, in the Everton Park  area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Cause: 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 [...]