New unit problems

2 01, 2020

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

2020-02-25T07:20:47+10:00January 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda, a western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inappropriate balcony level:  As you can see in these two photos, the balcony floor tiles are at a higher level than the inside floor level of this new unit. It should be the other way around. The [...]

2 01, 2020

Unit movement-Wavell Heights

2020-02-24T07:15:14+10:00January 2nd, 2020|Building movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement-Wavell Heights

Unit movement-Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Considerable movement of block walls between units of a relatively newly built complex. Unit movement-Wavell Heights. The gap could not be observed from the roof access hole and would not [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant unit-Toowong

2020-02-25T07:23:41+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit-Toowong

Non compliant unit-Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ceiling height non-compliant with building code requirements: A non-compliant unit in a large building complex. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under the Austraian building code requirements of 2.400 [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit poor design-Graceville

2020-02-17T05:56:36+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit poor design-Graceville

New unit poor design-Graceville, a Western suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. With frequent severe weather conditions encountered in Queensland, combined with the following: Undersize surface drains. Insufficient height difference between paving levels and top of the living area slabs. Water entry is likely to occur to interior [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit-balcony drainage problem, Brisbane City

2020-02-09T06:57:00+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems|Comments Off on New unit-balcony drainage problem, Brisbane City

New unit-balcony drainage problem, Brisbane City, building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in the City of Brisbane. Problems with this unit balcony: Combination of concrete top below railings being higher than the inside floor levels and very little differences between the balcony and inside floor levels also [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm

2020-02-10T05:57:00+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm

Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Low ceiling height: Also no fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. Non compliant new unit bedroom in New FarmImportant points: The real estate advertising brochure listed this room as a [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo

2020-02-10T05:56:10+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo

Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them. Cause of the problem was lack of appropriate water-proofing of the balcony slabs [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit design & construction faults-Camp Hill

2020-02-17T06:14:45+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

New unit design & construction faults-Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane Inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. New unit, that had never been occupied. Problems: No flashing or awning above window will allow seepage and rot to occur. Also architraves around the window will rot. This is [...]

1 01, 2020

Balcony unit water entry, Toowong

2020-02-09T06:36:06+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Balcony unit water entry, Toowong

Balcony unit water entry, Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in driving rain. Water entry to living areas of the unit [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage-rising damp

2019-12-24T16:49:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Poor construction methods, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage-rising damp

Seepage-rising damp problems, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in the Fortitude Valley area, an inner suburb of Brisbane Seepage into living area: Seepage and rising damp has occurred through this retaining wall located on two boundary sides of this property through to bedrooms of [...]

30 10, 2019

Roof leak-new unit

2019-12-24T18:24:46+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems|0 Comments

Roof leak-new unit, in a recent building inspection carried out in the Bulimba area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Building Inspections Brisbane. Problem: Copious amount of sealant have been applied between the roof flashing's  and sheeting indicates leaking has occurred from this roof, most [...]