High-set vs 2 storey house

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! [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage-subfloor conversion

2020-01-20T16:16:02+10:00January 1st, 2020|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 01, 2020

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

2020-01-18T10:51:57+10:00January 1st, 2020|Flooding, High-set vs 2 storey house, Old building fallacies, Pre-sale building inspections, Retaining wall problems, Rising Damp, Roof Problems, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 3

Pre-sale building inspections, Case study 3, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Vendor report inaccuracy

2020-01-21T07:24:07+10:00October 30th, 2019|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Vendor report inaccuracy

Vendor report inaccuracy. Inspection in the Oxley area, 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 acting on behalf of a seller and recommended by the agent. Considerable sagging to roof and ceiling: This roof was supported [...]

30 10, 2019

High-set house problems

2019-12-30T17:53:50+10:00October 30th, 2019|High-set vs 2 storey house, Movement, Rising Damp|Comments Off on High-set house problems

High-set house problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Undulation of the upper level external brick walls indicating footing movement. The prospective purchaser of this house intending using the lower level (sub-floor area) as a [...]