New house problems

1 08, 2020

Roof in danger of collapsing

2020-08-16T07:34:13+10:00August 1st, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Roof in danger of collapsing, in a northern suburb of Brisbane Roof in danger of collapsing. Examples of how a potentially dangerous roof truss situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. You want to be aware of this! Considerable sideways bowing [...]

2 07, 2020

New house design defects

2020-08-16T19:08:15+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New house design defects

Defects built into a New House, in Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. Defects with new house design. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Water entry occuring to interior of this new house because of poor design is inevitable Steps leading down to the main entry of this new house are [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2020-08-18T06:39:56+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Impractical house design trends, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Impractical house design trends to a relatively new house causing problems early in its life. […]

1 07, 2020

Leaking around window in shower

2020-08-19T18:26:28+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Leaking around window in shower

Window within shower leaking, in the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Leaking around window in shower. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Seepage is very likely to occur around this window situated within a shower outlet of a newly built home, regardless of how well sealed the window [...]

1 07, 2020

New homes with design defects

2020-08-20T06:19:29+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with design defects

Design defects with new homes, New homes with design defects. By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Well designed and practically built new homes can avoid faults from developing in the short and long term. Common design faults: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and [...]

1 07, 2020

Drainage problems with a new house

2020-08-22T06:53:04+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Drainage problems, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with a new house

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

1 07, 2020

New home with long term defects

2020-08-08T15:03:06+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New home with long term defects

Long term defects to a new home. New home with long term defects. Inspected 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Defects to home from poor design

2020-08-22T17:06:21+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Poor design causing defects to a home, in Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Defects to home from poor design. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor design causing issues with this dwelling: The exposed bearers have no protection from the weather. Securings to steel supporting columns with inadequate [...]

1 07, 2020

Deterioration to concrete slab

2020-08-08T16:27:50+10:00July 1st, 2020|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Deterioration to concrete slab

Concrete slab edge deterioration, around Brisbane Deterioration to concrete slab. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Heavy pitting has also occured to the slab surface most likely caused by type of soil in the area. The plastic membrane is not likely to have been wrapped around edge of the slab [...]

1 07, 2020

Bad design for a roof

2020-08-25T06:35:43+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|0 Comments

Roof design fault that will cause premature rusting of sheeting, in Bunya, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Bad design for a roof, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This is one of the most stupid ideas for a roof I have come across, due to the method of construction being [...]

1 07, 2020

Roof problems above a new house

2020-08-25T06:48:12+10:00July 1st, 2020|New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof problems above a new house

Roof problems above new house. Roof problems above a new house. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. These separating roof truss gang nails have occurred to the roof structure of a house, less than 4 years old, not good!  The truss manufacturer claimed it was the builders fault, the builder [...]

30 10, 2019

Concrete slab deterioration

2020-08-30T08:52:38+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Concrete slab deterioration

Concrete slab deterioration, in the Springfield Lakes area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, Deterioration to a concrete slab. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Rising damp to concrete slab edge of a new house causing deterioration. With closer observation you will see pitting of the concrete edge. Problems with rising damp [...]

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