Illegal structures

4 03, 2020

High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

2020-03-04T05:29:28+10:00March 4th, 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

Illegal building problems-Brisbane

2020-02-22T08:21:57+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dangerous building structures, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal building problems-Brisbane

Illegal building problems-Brisbane,  by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.      This roof structure is sagging considerably due to undersized members also their spans being too wide. Apart from this serious problem it is also not properly secured for tying down. This may allow the structure to be blown away in [...]

1 01, 2020

Non approved structure-Wynnum

2020-02-20T06:12:33+10:00January 1st, 2020|Illegal structures|Comments Off on Non approved structure-Wynnum

Non approved structure-Wynnum, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Fact: There have been too many Illegal structures have been built in Queensland, this does not make it acceptable. If ignored it can affect your resale also your insurer may not cover you for damage that [...]

1 01, 2020

Illegal structure dangers

2020-02-20T06:07:28+10:00January 1st, 2020|Illegal structures|0 Comments

Illegal structure dangers, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This structure is very unlikely to have been Council approved and may not be covered by your insurer for any damage caused from collapse or being blown away. Important tips: Always check with your insurer for cover regarding structures that you are [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant unit-Clayfield

2020-02-25T05:47:05+10:00January 1st, 2020|Illegal structures, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit-Clayfield

Non compliant unit-Clayfield, a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This unit was advertised as having a self contained unit below it. The seller and agent failed to mention the following in their advertising. Ceiling height was under the Code requirement for use as a habitable area, therefore [...]