New house problems

1 01, 2020

Dangerously fitted electrical wiring

2020-01-19T09:55:11+10:00January 1st, 2020|Dangerous electrical wiring, Electrical faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Dangerously fitted electrical wiring

Dangerously fitted electrical wiring, in the Sunnybank area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Wiring fitted dangerously: New house with wiring to roof interior fitted over metal gang nails securing's of the roof trusses. Very dangerous for anyone accessing the interior of a roof. Re-routing of [...]

1 01, 2020

Drainage problems with a new house

2020-01-24T14:01:39+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with a new house

Drainage problems with a new house, in the West End area, 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

Rotting particleboard

2020-01-21T07:45:53+10:00January 1st, 2020|Bathroom problems, New house problems|Comments Off on Rotting particleboard

Rotting particleboard, in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. This house that was approximately 7 years old, at date of the inspection. These examples show why it is poor building practice to fit particleboard and not compressed fibro sheeting below wets areas [...]

1 11, 2019

Sagging ceiling lining

2020-01-18T11:04:16+10:00November 1st, 2019|New house problems, Sagging ceiling linings|Comments Off on Sagging ceiling lining

Sagging ceiling lining, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Potential danger: Inhabitants of this 3 year old house were not aware of the potential dangers of the sagging ceiling linings above them. The longer this problem is left without being re-secured the greater potential of collapse. Important points: Ceilings get [...]

1 11, 2019

Serious problem with new house roof

2020-01-24T16:38:23+10:00November 1st, 2019|New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Serious problem with new house roof

Serious problem with new house roof, in the Ormeau area, 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 [...]

1 11, 2019

Design faults with a large new home

2020-01-24T14:51:11+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults with a large new home

Design faults with a large new home in the Bulimba area, an eastern suburb of Brisbane identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Problem: Open balconies are most likely to give problems, no matter how well they are drained and water-proofed. Concealed drains are prone [...]

1 11, 2019

Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking

2020-01-24T16:56:17+10:00November 1st, 2019|New house problems, Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking

Insufficient roof flashing causing leaking, in the Westlake area, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. The majority of building owners do not realize that almost every roof of any type of building will leak in places at some stages. This often occurs from differing weather conditions. In [...]

1 11, 2019

Faults with a new home

2020-01-24T14:05:43+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Faults with a new home

Faults with a new home. In the 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Design faults with a new home

2020-01-24T14:25:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems|Comments Off on Design faults with a new home

Design faults with a new home, in the Bulimba area, an eastern suburb of Brisbane. identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Drainage problems: 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Rising damp causing deterioration

2019-12-27T06:16:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Rising damp causing deterioration

Rising damp causing deterioration to edge of a garage slab in a relatively new house identified in the Springfield Lakes area 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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home

2020-01-24T14:42:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home, in the Bulimba area, 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. […]

30 10, 2019

Faults developing in a new home

2020-01-24T15:13:01+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Faults developing in a new home

Faults developing in a new home, in Cannon Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Vermin damage to insulation fitted around copper pipe of an Air-condition unit within a roof. This can easily develop into an expensive problem if not identified and addressed at an early [...]

30 10, 2019

Faults with new houses from poor work

2020-01-24T15:25:51+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Faults with new houses from poor work

Faults with new houses from poor work, in Cannon Hill an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  Flashing missing from above this window awning will allow seepage to cause rot to the awning and possibly to the wall and timber of the window frame. Easy fix: by [...]

30 10, 2019

Examples of different roof leaking locations

2020-01-24T15:42:00+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Examples of different roof leaking locations

Examples of different roof leaking locations, courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection service. Roof valley's. Location of a roof, where the pitch changes direction. Roof vent (mechanical): Spinning roof vents are known for leaking and will not operate any more effectively than a fixed vent. The eaves must also be vented [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage-new unit

2020-01-17T14:37:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-new unit

Seepage-new unit, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment with two sides of the unit being below ground level. The readings [...]