Illegal structures

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 11, 2019

Misleading advertising

2020-01-21T07:20:53+10:00November 1st, 2019|Bathroom problems, Illegal structures, Movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Misleading advertising

Misleading advertising, in the Albany Creek area a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Non-compliant area: 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 [...]

1 11, 2019

Illegal structures

2020-01-17T13:15:46+10:00November 1st, 2019|Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structures

Illegal structures, in Everton Park, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Results of a search request through the local Council, this patio roof was found to have been constructed without their approval. Ensure your legal representative carries out all appropriate searches, before you proceed with a [...]

1 11, 2019

Illegal structure consequences

2020-01-21T06:29:30+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure consequences

Illegal structure consequences, in Eatons Hills, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inadequate securing of this patio roof structure could potentially allow it to collapse! Important notes: Ends of these rafters were secured to the metal fascia with pop rivets, making the structure unsafe and potentially [...]

1 11, 2019

Illegal structure problems

2020-01-17T16:11:46+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure problems

Illegal structure problems, in suburbs of 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Illegal structure danger

2019-12-24T10:26:32+10:00October 30th, 2019|Illegal structures|0 Comments

Illegal structure danger, identified in a building inspection, carried out 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Illegal structure

2019-12-30T08:51:49+10:00October 30th, 2019|Illegal structures|Comments Off on Illegal structure

Illegal structure, building inspection carried out in the Wynnum area, 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Vendor report

2019-12-30T08:24:48+10:00October 30th, 2019|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Illegal structures|Comments Off on Vendor report

Vendor report. Problems identified in a building inspection in the Wilston area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Building Inspection Service. The owner of this property decided to employ a inspector suggested by the selling agent, this is what their inspectors report neglected to mention ! An illegal [...]

30 10, 2019

Roof structure insufficient securing

2020-01-03T19:34:44+10:00October 30th, 2019|Illegal structures, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Roof structure insufficient securing

Roof structure insufficient securing, identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Risky & Dangerous: Rafters of this patio roof were secured to the metal fascia with pop rivets, this is potentially dangerous, if it collapses! The opposite ends of the rafters are also inadequately secured. [...]