Sagging roofs

19 01, 2020

High-set house being sold as a 2 storey house

2020-01-19T06:30:30+10:00January 19th, 2020|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. 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! [...]

1 11, 2019

Dangerous roof structure

2020-01-06T06:14:02+10:00November 1st, 2019|Dangerous structures, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs|Comments Off on Dangerous roof structure

Dangerous roof structure, in Bellbowrie, a western suburb of Brisbane. carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service  This illustration shows the location of gang-nails used in securing junctions of roof truss components. The following photos show separation of gang-nails plates in the roof of a house approximately 8 years of age. [...]

1 11, 2019

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1

2020-01-24T17:09:19+10:00November 1st, 2019|Buying at auction problems, Dangers of buying property over the internet!, Movement, Old building fallacies, Pre-sale building inspections, Sagging roofs, Stump Movement, Tips for buyers, Tips for sellers|Comments Off on Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1

Pre-sale building inspections Case study 1 in Archerfield, a southern suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home buyers Inspection Service. Pre-sale building inspection of a house with concrete external and internal walls supported by concrete beams and piers for an interstate owner that had purchased this rental property in 2013, without a [...]

30 10, 2019

Sagging roof

2020-01-21T07:16:12+10:00October 30th, 2019|Sagging roofs|0 Comments

Sagging roof, identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service: This problem could not be seen from ground level and severity of the problem could not be determined from the roof interior. Problem: Sagging roof. Here is an example of the top chord of a roof [...]

30 10, 2019

Sagging roof

2019-12-24T13:41:28+10:00October 30th, 2019|Old building fallacies, Roof Problems, Sagging roofs|Comments Off on Sagging roof

Sagging roof, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the Mount Gravatt area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Problem: Props supporting this under-purlin (horizontal timber member, between the props). They are too widely spaced the under-purlin is also undersize. Rectification: This can be rectified [...]