New unit problems

2 07, 2020

Unit-balcony drainage problem

2020-08-04T05:47:19+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems|Comments Off on Unit-balcony drainage problem

Unit-balcony drainage problem, Brisbane City, Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell identifying a Unit-balcony drainage problem, 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 inadequate floor drains [...]

1 07, 2020

New apartment defects

2020-08-03T06:06:24+10:00July 1st, 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. 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 floor level of this new apartment. It [...]

1 07, 2020

Non compliant apartment unit

2020-08-05T17:50:39+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant apartment unit

Non compliant apartment unit, in Toowong a Western suburb of Brisbane Non compliant apartment unit. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ceiling height of this room was under the building code requirements for a bedroom. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under [...]

1 07, 2020

Movement of wall in apartment roof

2020-08-07T06:31:22+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Movement of wall in apartment roof

Movement of wall in apartment roof, in Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Movement of wall in apartment roof. 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. Important notes. The gap could [...]

1 07, 2020

New apartment with illegal bedroom

2020-08-07T18:36:47+10:00July 1st, 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.  Low ceiling height of an Illegal bedroom in a new apartment: Also no fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. Important points: Advertising brochure [...]

1 07, 2020

Seepage through slab above units

2020-08-08T16:09:47+10:00July 1st, 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. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slab above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them. Cause of the problem was [...]

1 07, 2020

Impractical design of new unit

2020-08-08T17:40:12+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical design of new unit

New Unit and impractical design, in Corinda, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Impractical design of new unit, 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. [...]

1 07, 2020

Water entry to an apartment

2020-08-09T07:36:07+10:00July 1st, 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 Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in driving rain. Water [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage to Unit

2020-07-23T06:28:56+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage to Unit

Rising damp & seepage to Unit, in Fortitude Valley, an inner suburb of Brisbane Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this unit property. The walls where retaining soil were not  appropriately drained and waterproofed, during their construction. Access to rectify the problem could not be achieved due [...]

1 07, 2020

New Unit construction design faults

2020-07-18T08:54:36+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

New Unit construction design faults, in Camp Hill, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane New Unit construction design faults by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. New unit, that has never been occupied. Problems: No flashing or awning above window will allow seepage and rot to occur. Architraves around window without proper flashing [...]

1 07, 2019

Roof leak above new apartment

2020-08-10T06:49:54+10:00July 1st, 2019|New unit problems|0 Comments

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