New unit problems

1 11, 2019

Non compliant unit

2020-01-08T12:29:32+10:00November 1st, 2019|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit

Non compliant unit, in the Taringa area, a Western suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Low ceiling: 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 11, 2019

New unit

2020-01-17T15:03:51+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit

New unit, poor construction methods to a unit in the Graceville area, 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. [...]

30 10, 2019

New unit problems

2019-12-26T06:23:08+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems|Comments Off on New unit problems

New unit problems, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in the City of Brisbane. Problems: 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 fitted [...]

30 10, 2019

New unit balcony problems

2019-12-24T16:33:41+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit balcony problems

New unit balcony problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the Corinda area, 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 [...]

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

Non compliant new unit bedroom

2019-12-24T16:29:19+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant new unit bedroom

Non compliant new unit bedroom, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Low ceiling height: Also no fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. Important points: The real estate advertising brochure listed this room as a [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit balcony

2019-12-24T16:56:21+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit balcony

Unit balcony, problems identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, in the Taringa area, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in severe weather conditions with driving [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

2019-12-29T08:59:34+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Seepage through balcony slabs above units identified in a building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate [...]

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 [...]

30 10, 2019

Problems found with new units

2020-01-17T14:38:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New unit problems|0 Comments

Problems found with units. Inspection carried out 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. Also architraves around the window will rot. This is a very common problem, but poor building practice, [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit movement

2020-01-18T13:10:06+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement

Unit movement, in the Wavell Heights  area, 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. The gap could not be observed from the roof access hole [...]