High-set vs 2 storey house

15 05, 2020

High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

2020-05-16T07:27:09+10:00May 15th, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house 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! The [...]

30 04, 2020

Non-compliant conversion of Garage to a living area in Pullenvale

2020-05-29T06:16:52+10:00April 30th, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on Non-compliant conversion of Garage to a living area in Pullenvale

Non-compliant conversion of Garage to a living area in 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 [...]

30 04, 2020

Sellers building report inaccuracies in Oxley

2020-05-26T06:52:57+10:00April 30th, 2020|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Sellers building report inaccuracies in Oxley

Sellers building report inaccuracies in Oxley, a Southern suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problems missed or severely understated by a building inspection service. The inspector was Acting on behalf of a seller and recommended by the agent. Considerable sagging to roof and ceiling: This roof was supported [...]

2 01, 2020

High-set house problems-Aspley

2020-03-04T07:23:47+10:00January 2nd, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on High-set house problems-Aspley

High-set house problems-Aspley, a Northern suburb of Brisbane Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Undulation of the upper level external brick walls indicating footing movement. Significant movement of the lower external brick walls. Extensive movement to the upper level internal walls caused by movement. More cracking of the internal wall [...]

1 01, 2020

Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket

2020-02-26T07:18:10+10:00January 1st, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house, Pre-sale building inspections, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket

Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane. carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house Examples of how a pre-sale inspection report by Peter Weddell can help current home owners, considerably. Pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer house with serious seepage [...]

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 [...]

1 01, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

2020-02-29T09:41:21+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane, 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 to habitable [...]