Poor construction methods

1 11, 2019

Faults with a new home

2020-01-24T14:05:43+10:00November 1st, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Faults with a new home

Faults with a new home. In the Wavell Heights, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Common design fault: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and rely too much on using sealants, rather than proper methods of construction to avoid [...]

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 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

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home

2020-01-24T14:42:52+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Design faults causing serious problems in a new home, in the Bulimba area, an eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. A relatively new house with significant problems occuring due to poor design and construction methods. […]

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

Seepage-new unit

2020-01-17T14:37:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-new unit

Seepage-new unit, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment with two sides of the unit being below ground level. The readings [...]

9 09, 2019

New building design faults

2020-01-02T06:07:50+10:00September 9th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

New building design faults, in the Albany Creek area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Faults: Exposed bearers of a designer house with no protection against the weather also secured to steel supporting columns with inadequate roof screws, where coach bolts were required. Implications: Potential [...]