Unit problems

1 05, 2020

Concrete cancer to a unit complex in St Lucia

2020-05-24T07:25:20+10:00May 1st, 2020|Concrete cancer (spalling), Unit problems|Comments Off on Concrete cancer to a unit complex in St Lucia

Concrete cancer to a unit complex in St Lucia, 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 [...]

1 05, 2020

Movement of building-Windsor

2020-05-23T06:13:33+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Movement of building-Windsor

Movement of building-Windsor, 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. First photo was taken in 2009 and the second in 2017. This is strong evidence that it has not stopped moving. The only speculation [...]

1 05, 2020

Building construction fault

2020-05-22T06:38:30+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Building construction fault

Building construction fault, in Yeronga, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Poor construction: Here are photos of what an unprofessional construction looks like. Since the building was constructed the soil has eroded away exposing the lack of proper support below the footings and slab edge, also shown [...]

1 05, 2020

Building movement in Wavell Heights

2020-05-22T06:32:46+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Building movement in Wavell Heights

Building movement in Wavell Heights, 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. Building movement in Wavell Heights. The gap could not be observed from the roof access [...]

1 05, 2020

Building complex movement

2020-05-23T06:17:40+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Building complex movement

Building complex movement, a North East suburb of Brisbane, carried out by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Undulation to exterior of this unit building caused by movement. Any building inspector that is not prepared to look at the building exterior would miss this serious problem. These photos show the importance of access [...]

1 05, 2020

Unit building movement in Bulimba

2020-05-25T06:22:31+10:00May 1st, 2020|Building movement, Cover-ups!, Unit problems|Comments Off on Unit building movement in Bulimba

Unit building movement in Bulimba, an eastern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of  Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Movement to rear external brick wall of this unit block. Other inspectors don't look at the exterior of the building or common property, even where it is easily accessible. This can prove to be a [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant unit-Toowong

2020-02-25T07:23:41+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit-Toowong

Non compliant unit-Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ceiling height non-compliant with building code requirements: 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage to unit garage-St Lucia

2020-02-29T09:39:58+10:00January 1st, 2020|Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage to unit garage-St Lucia

Seepage to unit garage-St Lucia, 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 slab above them with no/or inadequate waterproofing and soil [...]

1 01, 2020

Retaining wall problem-Ferny Hills

2020-02-19T07:24:58+10:00January 1st, 2020|Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall problem-Ferny Hills

Retaining wall problem-Ferny Hills, a Northern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Retaining wall problem on a unit property in Ferny Hills. 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 [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly

2020-02-29T09:45:41+10:00January 1st, 2020|Drainage issues, Flooding, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly

Seepage-drainage-flood problems-Unit in Yeerongpilly, a Southern suburb of Brisbane. Identified in a independent building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  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 area, making it reliant [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm

2020-02-10T05:57:00+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm

Non compliant new unit bedroom in New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane. by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Low ceiling height: Also no fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. Non compliant new unit bedroom in New FarmImportant points: The real estate advertising brochure listed this room as a [...]

1 01, 2020

Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo

2020-02-10T05:56:10+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo

Seepage through balcony slabs above units in Coorparoo, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slabs above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them. Cause of the problem was lack of appropriate water-proofing of the balcony slabs [...]

1 01, 2020

Non compliant unit-Clayfield

2020-02-25T05:47:05+10:00January 1st, 2020|Illegal structures, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant unit-Clayfield

Non compliant unit-Clayfield, a northern suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. 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 for use as a habitable area, therefore [...]

1 01, 2020

New unit seepage-Sherwood

2020-02-29T09:54:32+10:00January 1st, 2020|Design faults, Poor construction methods, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on New unit seepage-Sherwood

New unit seepage-Sherwood, a western suburb of Brisbane by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  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 were much greater than what would be considered [...]

1 01, 2020

Balcony unit water entry, Toowong

2020-02-09T06:36:06+10:00January 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Balcony unit water entry, Toowong

Balcony unit water entry, Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Building inspection carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in driving rain. Water entry to living areas of the unit [...]