Importance of photos & access

19 01, 2020

Unlicensed inspectors

2020-01-19T07:13:17+10:00January 19th, 2020|Before employing a building inspector, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems, Unlicensed inspectors|Comments Off on Unlicensed inspectors

Unlicensed inspectors. A property inspected in the Graceville area, a western suburb of Brisbane Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This post exposes how you can easily employ unlicenced inspectors without knowing, by not doing research! Important: A Building Construction Commission search revealed that both previous inspectors of this property [...]

2 01, 2020

Roof tile coating problem

2020-01-19T10:17:05+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems, Roof tile coating problems|Comments Off on Roof tile coating problem

Roof tile coating problem, in the Springwood area, a  Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This is what building inspectors will miss, at your expense!  If they are not prepared to get on roofs. Roof tile coating PEELING after only three months! The firm that coated this roof [...]

1 01, 2020

Unit movement

2020-01-18T13:17:16+10:00January 1st, 2020|Cover-ups!, Importance of photos & access, Movement|Comments Off on Unit movement

Unit movement, in the Bulimba area, a eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Movement to rear external brick wall of a unit block. Other inspectors don't look at the exterior of the building or common property, even where it is easily accessible, this can prove to be [...]

1 01, 2020

Beware of free building inspection reports part 2

2020-01-19T07:09:15+10:00January 1st, 2020|Buying at auction problems, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Importance of photos & access, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Beware of free building inspection reports part 2

Beware of free Building Inspection Reports part 2, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. BE WARNED, discount the following advice at YOUR PERIL or you are likely to suffer the consequences! Just a few photos of problems omitted from a "free" vendors report, supplied by the agent! There were [...]

1 01, 2020

Dangers of buying over the internet

2020-01-19T09:58:08+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dangerous electrical wiring, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Deck & veranda problems, Importance of photos & access, Movement, Roof Problems, Wiring|Comments Off on Dangers of buying over the internet

Dangers of buying over the internet. Extensive and significant problems identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inspection of a property in the Ipswich area for an interstate buyer that had not seen the property apart from photos posted on the internet. Fortunately the client [...]

30 12, 2019

Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards

2020-01-05T07:51:25+10:00December 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards

Rusted roof sheeting caused by roof gutter guards, in the Brighton area a Northern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These examples were taken from different areas of a roof showing examples of why it is not a good idea to have gutter guards fitted to [...]

1 11, 2019

Metal roof tile damage

2020-01-06T05:44:31+10:00November 1st, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Metal roof tile damage

Metal roof tile damage, in the Ashgrove area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, accessed and identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Metal tile roof with extensive surface deterioration, possibly caused by damage from hail over the years. Some caused by age and possibly due to hail damage. Although this is [...]

1 11, 2019

Roof access importance

2020-01-08T12:39:51+10:00November 1st, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Roof access importance

Roof access importance. Some suggestions by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Although this roof required rectification, it would not have been costly. The seller was not prepared to negotiate with the buyers for cost of the repairs. Although it was reasonably modest, taking into consideration by the prospective buyer, the purchase [...]

1 11, 2019

Understated inspection reports

2020-01-18T10:20:27+10:00November 1st, 2019|Buying at auction problems, Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Importance of photos & access, Understated Inspection Reports|Comments Off on Understated inspection reports

Understated inspection reports. Here are some examples why it is dangerous to accept a building report from a seller and/or agent before an auction. Carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problems identified in Peter's building inspection report differed considerably to a report supplied by the agent & seller to a [...]

30 10, 2019

Galvanising-zinc corrosion

2020-01-08T05:49:09+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Galvanising-zinc corrosion

Galvanising-zinc corrosion between roof sheeting and flashings, in the Stafford area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Close-up of galvanised (topside) and zincalume (lower) sheeting joints. Galvanised sheets to top side, zincalume to lower. Costly DIY mistakes:  Unfortunately galvanising-zinc corrosion is a common problem with DIY. In [...]

30 10, 2019

Cover-ups

2019-12-24T19:07:42+10:00October 30th, 2019|Cover-ups!, Importance of photos & access|Comments Off on Cover-ups

Cover-ups, exposed in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The photo above not only shows paint over rusted roof sheeting but also an improperly fitted roof sheet with its side lap facing up. Side overlaps of roof sheeting must face down into the corrugation of the [...]

30 10, 2019

Rusted roof

2019-12-24T19:04:01+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Rusted roof

Rusted roof, identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This roof was rusted beyond repair and well past its use by date and required replacing. Fortunately for my client they were made aware in my report which included a numerous photos to help them in [...]

30 10, 2019

Roof access photographs importance

2020-01-18T10:24:25+10:00October 30th, 2019|Costly "free" seller-vendor inspection reports, Importance of photos & access, Roof Problems, Understated Inspection Reports|0 Comments

Roof access photographs importance. Although this photo was taken 2006 in Strathpine, a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, it has not lost its relevance. I considered it would be important to include in my Posts. The photo shows considerable sagging to the roof of a two storey [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage problems

2019-12-28T07:20:17+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage problems

Seepage problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the St Lucia area, a  Western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here are photos of a recent inspection of a common area of a multi-storey unit block in the western suburbs. The underground garages have a concrete [...]

30 10, 2019

Roof termite damage

2019-12-28T07:47:18+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Termites|Comments Off on Roof termite damage

Roof termite damage, identified in a building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Building Inspections Brisbane and Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Although these photos were taken in 2005 they are still relevant. Important: I do not claim to carry out pest inspections, as it is a specialized field. Make sure your pest inspection is [...]