Poor construction methods

1 03, 2020

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba

2020-03-08T09:55:28+10:00March 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

Poor design causing rot-Bulimba, 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. […]

3 01, 2020

New building design faults-Albany Creek

2020-02-26T06:01:29+10:00January 3rd, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|0 Comments

New building design faults-Albany Creek, 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 for partial collapse of [...]

2 01, 2020

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

2020-02-25T07:20:47+10:00January 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on Balcony faults new unit-Corinda

Balcony faults new unit-Corinda, 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 of this new unit. It should be the other way around. The [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit poor design-Graceville

2020-02-17T05:56:36+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New unit problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New unit poor design-Graceville

New unit poor design-Graceville, 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. Water entry is likely to occur to interior [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley

2020-02-29T09:46:58+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Poor construction methods, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley

Seepage & rising damp-Fortitude Valley, an inner suburb of Brisbane 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 & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this property. The walls where retaining soil [...]

1 01, 2020

New home faults-Wavell Heights

2020-02-17T06:24:22+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods|Comments Off on New home faults-Wavell Heights

New home faults-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 seepage causing rot around windows and [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit seepage-Sherwood

2020-02-29T09:54:32+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on New unit seepage-Sherwood

New unit seepage-Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  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 were much greater than what would be considered [...]