Poor methods of construction

2 07, 2020

Roof in danger of collapse

2020-08-12T19:22:47+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New house problems, Poor methods of construction, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapse

Danger of roof collapsing Roof in danger of collapse. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service You want to be aware of this! Considerable sideways bowing of these roof trusses above a house that is approximately 12 years old! Separating gang nail to top chord of a roof truss. These plates [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2020-07-29T18:33:16+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

2020-08-11T05:40:49+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

2020-08-03T06:06:24+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

Defects to home from poor design

2020-08-08T15:28:16+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 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

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

Rising damp & seepage-Unit

2020-07-18T09:14:28+10:00July 1st, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage-Unit

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