Rooms not suitable for habitation

4 03, 2020

High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

2020-03-04T05:29:28+10:00March 4th, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set house sold as a 2 storey house

High-set house sold as a 2 storey house. Building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service This post highlights serious associated problems that often occur from this type of conversion.   Can the problems be economically rectified ? Definately not, without removing all of the lower floor and rebuilding! The [...]

1 01, 2020

Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore

2020-02-14T06:21:37+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore

Non-compliant living rooms-Kenmore, a Western suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: Most people are not aware that it takes more than a ceiling height of 2.4 metres to comply with the building code requirements for use as habitable rooms (living spaces). Associated Problems with type of [...]

1 01, 2020

Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket

2020-02-26T07:18:10+10:00January 1st, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house, Pre-sale building inspections, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket

Pre-sale building inspection in Fig Tree Pocket, a south west suburb of Brisbane. carried by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service on a house Examples of how a pre-sale inspection report by Peter Weddell can help current home owners, considerably. Pre-sale building inspection of a two storey brick veneer house with serious seepage [...]

1 01, 2020

Non habitable subfloor-Kelvin Grove

2020-02-26T06:13:22+10:00January 1st, 2020|Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non habitable subfloor-Kelvin Grove

Non habitable subfloor-Kelvin Grove, an inner city suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  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 mortgage. Without spending too much money on the [...]

1 01, 2020

Garage to living conversion problems-Brisbane

2020-02-24T06:17:24+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Garage to living conversion problems-Brisbane. by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Conversion of a garages and high-set houses into habitable living areas,  not a good idea and why! Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why High-set houses cannot be effectively converted. Will it jeopardise my [...]

1 01, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

2020-02-29T09:41:21+10:00January 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas-unapproved, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane

High-set vs 2 storey house-Brisbane, by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Typical high-set house Problems: 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 to habitable [...]