2 07, 2020

New apartment defects

2021-07-02T06:23:18+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New apartment defects

New apartment defects, in Corinda, a western suburb of Brisbane, New apartment defects. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Inappropriate new apartment balcony level:  As you can see in these two photos, the balcony floor tiles are at a higher level than the inside [...]

2 07, 2020

Unit-balcony drainage problem

2021-06-29T16:35:04+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems|Comments Off on Unit-balcony drainage problem

Drainage problem with a unit-balcony, Brisbane City, Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

New apartment with illegal bedroom

2021-07-03T07:41:18+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on New apartment with illegal bedroom

Illegal bedroom in a new apartment. In New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane. New apartment with illegal bedroom. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Ceiling height being too low and not complying with building code requirements. No fixed ventilation from exterior [...]

2 07, 2020

Seepage through slab above units

2021-07-03T07:54:49+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through slab above units

Seepage through slabs to ceilings of units below, in Coorparoo, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, Seepage through slab above units. Identified By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slab above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical design of a new unit

2021-07-03T08:05:59+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical design of a new unit

New Unit and impractical design, in Corinda, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Impractical design of a new unit, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. With frequent severe weather conditions encountered in Queensland, combined with the following: Undersize surface drains. Insufficient height difference between paving [...]

2 07, 2020

Water entry to an apartment

2021-07-03T08:08:35+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Water entry to an apartment

Water entry from balcony to an apartment,  in Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Water entry to apartment from balcony. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

2021-07-04T08:39:44+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

Apartment with rising damp and seepage issue, in Fortitude Valley, an inner suburb of Brisbane Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment. Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this apartment [...]

2 07, 2020

New Unit construction design faults

2021-07-04T08:44:11+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems|Comments Off on New Unit construction design faults

Design faults with new Unit construction, in Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane New Unit construction design faults, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. New unit, that has never been occupied. Problems: No flashing or awning above window will allow seepage and rot [...]

2 07, 2019

Roof leak above a new apartment

2021-07-04T09:05:46+10:00July 2nd, 2019|New unit problems|Comments Off on Roof leak above a new apartment

Leaking from roof above a new apartment, in Bulimba, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, Roof leak above a new apartment. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Problem with leaking: Copious amount of sealant have been applied between the roof flashing's  and sheeting indicates leaking [...]

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