Unit problems

1 11, 2019

Misleading advertising

2020-01-18T08:58:21+10:00November 1st, 2019|Bathroom problems, Illegal structures, Movement, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Misleading advertising

Misleading advertising, in the Albany Creek area a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Non-compliant area: This unit was advertised as having a self contained unit below it. The seller and agent failed to mention the following in their advertising. Ceiling height was under the Code requirement [...]

1 11, 2019

Non compliant unit

2020-01-08T12:29:32+10:00November 1st, 2019|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit

Non compliant unit, in the Taringa area, a Western suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Low ceiling: A non-compliant unit in a large building complex. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under the Austraian building code requirements of 2.400 [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage problems

2019-12-28T07:20:17+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage problems

Seepage problems, identified in a building inspection carried out in the St Lucia area, a  Western suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here are photos of a recent inspection of a common area of a multi-storey unit block in the western suburbs. The underground garages have a concrete [...]

30 10, 2019

Non compliant new unit bedroom

2019-12-24T16:29:19+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Non compliant, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant new unit bedroom

Non compliant new unit bedroom, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. In the West End area, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Low ceiling height: Also no fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. Important points: The real estate advertising brochure listed this room as a [...]

30 10, 2019

Retaining walls

2019-12-30T18:49:27+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls

Retaining walls. Problems identified with retaining walls in the Ferny Hills area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Importance of access of common property areas of a unit complex (where possible) by your inspector. Significant movement of a boundary retaining wall. This major expense problem was [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit balcony

2019-12-24T16:56:21+10:00October 30th, 2019|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit balcony

Unit balcony, problems identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service, in the Taringa area, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in severe weather conditions with driving [...]

30 10, 2019

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

2019-12-24T17:03:42+10:00October 30th, 2019|Drainage issues, Flooding, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Flooding, seepage and drainage problems

Flooding, seepage and drainage problems, identified in a independent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Yeerongpilly, a Southern suburb of Brisbane Inadequate drainage: The sub-floor level of this unit building was below the ground levels on all four sides also below the flood level in the [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage-new unit

2020-01-17T14:37:45+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, New house problems, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-new unit

Seepage-new unit, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new unit built into an embankment with two sides of the unit being below ground level. The readings [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit building movement

2019-12-24T12:38:11+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit building movement

Unit building movement, identified in a building inspection, carried out by Peter Weddell, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service in the Ascot area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane: Undulation to exterior of this unit building caused by movement. The chances an inspector identifying this serious problem without looking at the exterior of the building is highly [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit building-movement

2020-01-18T13:06:56+10:00October 30th, 2019|Movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit building-movement

Unit building-movement, in the Windsor area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Movement of this brick pier was taken in the same location on separate occasions. The first in 2009 and the second in 2017. This is strong evidence that it has not stopped moving. The only [...]

30 10, 2019

Seepage through balcony slabs above units

2019-12-29T08:59:34+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units

Seepage through balcony slabs above units identified in a building inspection carried out in the Coorparoo area, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them from lack of appropriate [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit movement

2020-01-18T13:10:06+10:00October 30th, 2019|Importance of photos & access, Movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit movement

Unit movement, in the Wavell Heights  area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane. identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Considerable movement of block walls between units of a relatively newly built complex. Unit movement. The gap could not be observed from the roof access hole [...]

30 10, 2019

Unit-balcony problem

2019-12-28T07:56:59+10:00October 30th, 2019|Design faults, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit-balcony problem

Unit-balcony problem, identified in a building inspection carried out in the St Lucia area, a South West suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor design: The balcony slab height is higher than the unit interior slab which will allow direct water entry to the living area, even in [...]

9 09, 2019

Concrete cancer

2020-01-03T19:03:52+10:00September 9th, 2019|Concrete cancer (spalling), Importance of photos & access, Unit problems|Comments Off on Concrete cancer

Concrete cancer, in the St Lucia area, a Western suburb of Brisbane, identified in a building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Some examples of what the majority of inspectors would miss if not looking at the exterior of a building for problems. Common causes: Seepage through the concrete to the [...]