Poor methods of construction

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2020-08-18T06:39:56+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Impractical house design trends, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Impractical house design trends to a relatively new house causing problems early in its life. […]

1 07, 2020

New homes with design defects

2020-08-20T06:19:29+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with design defects

Design defects with new homes, New homes with design defects. By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Well designed and practically built new homes can avoid faults from developing in the short and long term. Common design faults: Builders seem to have lost sight of importance of fitting flashing's around openings and [...]

1 07, 2020

New apartment defects

2020-08-21T06:16:40+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

Defects to home from poor design

2020-08-22T17:06:21+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|0 Comments

Poor design causing defects to a home, in Albany Creek, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, Defects to home from poor design. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor design causing issues with this dwelling: The exposed bearers have no protection from the weather. Securings to steel supporting columns with inadequate [...]

1 07, 2020

Impractical design of a new unit

2020-08-23T07:52:19+10:00July 1st, 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. 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 [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

2020-08-25T07:03:13+10:00July 1st, 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 Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment. Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this apartment property. The walls where retaining soil were not  appropriately drained and waterproofed, during their construction. Access to rectify [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

2020-08-28T06:34:11+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

Rising damp & seepage to an new apartment, in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane Rising damp & seepage in a apartment, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new apartment built into an embankment. The moisture meter were much [...]

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