High-set vs 2 storey house

2 07, 2020

Garage conversions & associated problems

2020-07-30T06:11:06+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on Garage conversions & associated problems

Garage conversions & 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 and wet indicators with reading [...]

2 07, 2020

High-set house defects

2020-08-05T06:09:28+10:00July 2nd, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on High-set house defects

High-set house defects. High-set house defects. Courtesty of 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. Rising damp from the sub-floor slab, more than [...]

2 07, 2020

Sellers inaccurate building report

2020-08-04T15:52:32+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Sellers inaccurate building report

Sellers inaccurate building report, a Southern suburb of Brisbane Sellers inaccurate building report, problems 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Benefit of pre-sale building inspection

2020-07-21T06:00:29+10:00July 1st, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house, Pre-sale building inspections, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Benefit of pre-sale building inspection

Benefit of pre-sale building inspection. Benefit of pre-sale building inspection. Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service 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 and rising damp problems [...]

1 07, 2020

Garage conversion to living area

2020-08-07T06:20:11+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

2020-07-01T06:31:53+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 sold as 2 storey house. 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 bottom line. A high-set [...]

1 07, 2020

High-set & 2 storey houses

2020-07-23T06:45:19+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 & 2 storey houses

High-set & 2 storey houses, Differences between High-set & 2 storey houses. Courtesy of 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 [...]