New house problems

1 03, 2020

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba

2020-03-08T09:55:28+10:00March 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. A relatively new house with significant problems occuring due to poor design and construction methods. […]

3 01, 2020

New building design faults-Albany Creek

2020-02-26T06:01:29+10:00January 3rd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

New building design faults-Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Faults: Exposed bearers of a designer house with no protection against the weather. Also secured to steel supporting columns with inadequate roof screws, where coach bolts were required. Implications: Potential for partial collapse of [...]

2 01, 2020

Design faults new home-Bulimba

2020-02-17T05:48:58+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults new home-Bulimba

Design faults new home-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water entry to house interior, drainage problem: Steps leading down to the main entry of this new house are higher than the living area slab level, creating a pit. Although a drain has been fitted, it [...]

2 01, 2020

Drainage problems with new house-West End

2020-02-22T08:42:01+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Drainage issues, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with new house-West End

Drainage problems with new house-West End, a nearby suburb of Brisbane. Drainage issues became a reality soon after the buyers shifted into this newly built house. After they were pre-warned, by Peter Weddell in his inspection report. Problems: Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside with inadequate drainage. Water [...]

1 01, 2020

New home faults-Wavell Heights

2020-02-17T06:24:22+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New home faults-Wavell Heights

New home faults-Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Common design fault: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and rely too much on using sealants. Rather than proper methods of construction to avoid seepage causing rot around windows and [...]

1 01, 2020

New house roof problem, Ormeau

2020-02-09T08:18:30+10:00January 1st, 2020|New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on New house roof problem, Ormeau

New house roof problem, Ormeau, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Serious problem: Separating gang nails securing junctions of roof truss joints to roof structure of this house that is  less than 4 years old, not good!  The truss manufacturer claimed it was the builders [...]

1 01, 2020

Design faults new home-Bulimba

2020-02-17T06:05:18+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults new home-Bulimba

Design faults new home-Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Open deck seepage problem: Open balconies are most likely to give problems, no matter how well they are drained and water-proofed. Concealed drains are prone to blocking. Water-proofing is likely to crack over [...]

1 01, 2020

Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes

2020-02-21T05:45:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes

Rising damp & deterioration-Springfield Lakes, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This may also cause rot to the lower wall frame (bottom plate) over time if a plastic membrane has not been fitted between them. If you look closely at the photo you will [...]

30 10, 2019

Concrete slab deterioration

2019-12-24T18:39:26+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Concrete slab deterioration

Concrete slab deterioration, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Springfield Lakes area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problem: Rising damp to concrete slab edge of a new house causing deterioration. Problem: Concrete slab deterioration to edge of a garage slab in [...]

30 10, 2019

Design problem-Bunya

2020-02-13T07:18:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Design problem-Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Design problem-Bunya. This is one of the dumbest ideas I have seen. Due to the method of construction being back the front. Problem: Roof sheets overhanging the gable ends are supported from framing above, not from below. This [...]