Rooms not suitable for habitation

112, 2017

Non-habitable sub-floor

December 1st, 2017|Disclosure importance, Heritage listed building, Non compliant, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Stump Movement, Sub-floor structure components|Comments Off on Non-habitable sub-floor

Non-habitable sub-floor, identified in a recent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Kelvin Grove an inner city suburb of Brisbane

The prospective buyer of this property was under the impression he could rent out the non-habitable sub-floor area of this heritage listed house to help pay off the […]

1311, 2017

Pre-sale report Case study 3

November 13th, 2017|Flooding, High-set vs 2 storey house, Old building falacies, Pre-sale report, Retaining wall problems, Rising Damp, Roof Problems, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage, Tips for sellers, Unsuitable veranda floor|Comments Off on Pre-sale report Case study 3

Pre-sale report Case study 3, carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane.

A recent pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer house in the western suburbs with serious seepage and rising damp problems also movement of retaining […]

3005, 2016

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

May 30th, 2016|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Sagging roofs, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house. Recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

Inspection recently carried out on a high-set house that was supposedly converted to a 2 storey house. The house had been inspected by a certifier only once, on completion of alterations to the lower floor area, […]

703, 2016

High-set vs two storey house

March 7th, 2016|Garage conversions, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rising Damp, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Seepage|Comments Off on High-set vs two storey house

High-set vs two storey house. Problems identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Typical high-set house

The following photos show indications of seepage and rising damp to single and double brick walls (no cavity) of high-set houses. These problems are the reasons why high-set houses are not suitable for conversion […]

1001, 2016

Garage conversion problems

January 10th, 2016|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage conversion problems, identified in a recent building inspection carried out in the Aspley area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Garage conversion to bedrooms! is it possible and what problems may I encounter ? 

The moisture meter reading is indicating the brick wall is wet. Definitely not […]

903, 2015

Rooms not suitable for habitation

March 9th, 2015|Garage conversions, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Rooms not suitable for habitation

Rooms not suitable for habitation, identified in a recent building inspection, carried out by Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service:

Most people are not aware that it takes more than a required ceiling height to comply with local authorities for use as a habitable room (living space).

Although the ceiling height of this sub-floor area in a western suburb […]