Rooms not suitable for habitation

2 07, 2020

Non-compliant living room

2020-08-13T05:55:00+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-compliant living room

Non-compliant room that is not suitable for living use. Non-compliant living room, identified 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 [...]

2 07, 2020

Non-legal living rooms

2020-08-13T06:31:04+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-legal living rooms

Rooms that are non-legal and not suitable for living use. Non-legal living rooms. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  The prospective buyer of this property was mislead into believing he could rent out a non-legal living area to help pay off the mortgage. Without spending too much money on it, [...]

1 07, 2020

Benefit of pre-sale building inspection

2020-07-21T06:00:29+10:00July 1st, 2020|High-set vs 2 storey house, Pre-sale building inspections, Rooms not suitable for habitation, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Benefit of pre-sale building inspection

Benefit of pre-sale building inspection. Benefit of pre-sale building inspection. Carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service 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 and rising damp problems [...]

1 07, 2020

Garage conversion to living area

2020-08-07T06:20:11+10:00July 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|0 Comments

Why a conversion of a garage to a living area is not a good idea. Garage to living area conversion and problems it causes.   Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why High-set houses cannot be effectively converted. Will it jeopardise my insurance cover ? Misconception. Moisture meter reading is [...]

1 07, 2020

High-set house sold as 2 storey house

2020-07-01T06:31:53+10:00July 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Illegal structures, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set house sold as 2 storey house

High-set house sold as 2 storey house. 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 bottom line. A high-set [...]

1 07, 2020

High-set & 2 storey houses

2020-07-23T06:45:19+10:00July 1st, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set & 2 storey houses

High-set & 2 storey houses, Differences between High-set & 2 storey houses. Courtesy of 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 [...]