New renovation problems

1 11, 2019

Improper shower-bath installation

2020-01-17T16:02:35+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Improper shower-bath installation

Improper shower-bath installation, in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Wall tiles must extend into lips of this bath (to avoid seepage causing rot to the walls and floor) due to shower outlet installed above the bath. Both the shower base and bath [...]

1 11, 2019

Potential shower recess problem

2020-01-17T15:57:16+10:00November 1st, 2019|Bathroom problems, Design faults, New renovation problems|Comments Off on Potential shower recess problem

Potential shower recess problem, in the Carina area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Soap recesses within shower areas are not a good idea. They eventually allows seepage and rot to occur, even if waterproofed. Normal expansion and contraction between different materials eventually causes cracks to [...]

30 10, 2019

Rusting columns within slab

2019-12-27T06:11:04+10:00October 30th, 2019|New renovation problems, Rusting supporting columns|Comments Off on Rusting columns within slab

Rusting columns within slab of a sub-floor extension, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Hamilton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Rusting column within slab to corner of a sub-floor extension. Problem: Rusting has occurred to this column within the slab edge [...]

30 10, 2019

New house faults 4

2020-01-17T14:32:01+10:00October 30th, 2019|New house problems, New renovation problems|Comments Off on New house faults 4

New house faults 4, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Cannon Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane. Vermin damage to insulation fitted around copper pipe of an Air-condition unit within a roof. Although a minor problem at this stage it can easily develop [...]

30 10, 2019

Improper shower-bath installation

2020-01-02T05:48:37+10:00October 30th, 2019|New renovation problems|0 Comments

Improper shower-bath installation, in the Camp Hill area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Installation: This bath has not been properly installed for a shower outlet above it. Problems: A platform shelf has been created around the bath that will allow seepage and rot to occur. [...]

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. [...]

9 09, 2019

Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards

2020-01-02T06:15:00+10:00September 9th, 2019|New renovation problems|Comments Off on Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards

Rotting untreated softwood weatherboards, in Yeronga, an inner suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Although these photos of a newly renovated house in 2005 in Yeronga, a western suburbs of Brisbane. I thought it would be important to include them in a blog. Importance of photos: [...]