10 07, 2021

Danger of roof collapse

2021-07-11T18:50:28+10:00July 10th, 2021|Building fallacies, Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Danger of roof collapse

Roof in danger of collapsing. Danger of roof collapse. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. A tiled roof supported off an undersized ceiling beam (binder) which is also causing sagging of the ceiling joists below. This is a common fault with roof structures [...]

10 07, 2021

Danger of altered roof trusses

2021-07-11T18:53:12+10:00July 10th, 2021|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Danger of altered roof trusses

Alterations of roof trusses causing danger of roof collapsing. Altered roof trusses danger. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Danger of altered roof trusses, what were they thinking?  Cutting out the bottom chords of these roof trusses to fit a garage door could [...]

1 06, 2021

Roof access

2021-07-08T19:03:54+10:00June 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof access

Roof access. Roof problem in the Springwood area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. This roof was badly damaged from bending of the roof sheets to create fall rather than join the roof at its middle and have a [...]

1 06, 2021

Roof in danger of collapsing

2021-07-09T09:06:34+10:00June 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Roof in danger of collapsing, in a northern suburb of Brisbane Roof in danger of collapsing. Examples of how a potentially dangerous roof truss situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. You want to [...]

1 06, 2021

Gutter design causing rot

2021-07-09T09:17:28+10:00June 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Gutter design causing rot

Poor design of guttering causing rot to roof framing, of a home in Westlake, South West of Brisbane. Gutter design causing rot, identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Roof gutters without eaves are not good building practice. Some examples of problems resulting from [...]

1 06, 2021

Undersized box gutter-Bulimba

2021-07-06T06:13:24+10:00June 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Undersized box gutter-Bulimba

Undersized box gutter-Bulimba, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane,  Undersized Box gutter in Bulimba. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Undersized box gutter with insufficient width and depth, lack of relief holes also securing through lower section of the gutter. Roof sheeting was also too [...]

1 06, 2021

Roof structure supported by Barap bolts-Kawana Downs

2021-07-06T06:29:54+10:00June 1st, 2021|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure supported by Barap bolts-Kawana Downs

Roof structure supported by Barap bolts-Kawana Downs, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Barap bolts supporting a roof structure in Kawana Downs. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, qbis  What are Barap bolts? A metal rod with a thread at each end. Fitted through [...]

1 06, 2021

Sagging roof in Mount Gravatt

2021-07-08T18:14:14+10:00June 1st, 2021|Roof Problems, Roofs sagging|Comments Off on Sagging roof in Mount Gravatt

Sagging roof in Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Considerable sagging to corner of roof (hip) due to insufficient support to part of the roof structure. Problem: Props supporting this under-purlin (horizontal timber member, between the [...]

1 03, 2021

Roof faults above a house in Mitchelton

2021-06-28T16:42:17+10:00March 1st, 2021|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof faults above a house in Mitchelton

Roof faults above a house in Mitchelton, a Northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Problem: Sealant has been applied to sides of roof sheeting this is a definite indication of roof leaking on a regular basis. Consistent leaking of roof's [...]

2 07, 2020

Leaking roof’s around Brisbane

2021-07-01T07:25:30+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Leaking roof’s around Brisbane

Leaking roof's around Brisbane, Leaking roof's around Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. These are examples why you would use Peter Weddell for your next Building Inspection in Brisbane. Someone that is prepared to access the roof exterior for a thorough inspection! Chimney: [...]

2 07, 2020

Concealed boxgutter causing defects

2021-07-01T07:15:09+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof leaking, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Concealed boxgutter causing defects

Boxgutter causing defects, in Chapel Hill a Western suburb of Brisbane. Concealed boxgutter causing defects. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.  Undersized and insufficient number of down-pipe outlets, below this box gutter. Movement caused by box gutter problems Concealed boxgutter causing defects. Important points: [...]

2 07, 2020

Peeling of painted roof tiles

2021-07-02T06:22:11+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems, Roof tile coating problems|Comments Off on Peeling of painted roof tiles

Peeling of painted roof tiles. Peeling of painted roof tiles, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. These coated roof tiles were PEELING after only three months! The firm that coated this roof demanded a considerable amount of cash before coating this roof. They [...]

2 07, 2020

Sagging of roof gable overhang

2021-06-29T06:16:23+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Sagging of roof gable overhang

Overhang of roof gable causing sagging. Sagging of roof gable overhang, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. I would not recommend this method of supporting a gable overhang in roof construction. As it relies upon the gang nails attached to the outriggers to [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof structure danger

2021-06-29T16:37:17+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Dangerous roof structures, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof structure danger

Roof structure danger and how it can be avoided. Roof structure danger, identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Potentially dangerous roof: These roof trusses are sagging considerably with separation of gang-nail plates (securings to joints between the web member and the top chord [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof rusting from gutter guards

2021-06-29T16:47:40+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof rusting from gutter guards

Gutter guards causing rusting of roof sheeting. Roof rusting from gutter guards. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. These examples were taken from different areas of a roof showing examples of why it is not a good idea to have gutter guards fitted [...]

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