1 08, 2021

Garage conversion to living area

2021-08-21T08:58:01+10:00August 1st, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Garage conversion to living area

Why a conversion of a garage to a living area is not a good idea. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS. Garage to living area conversion and problems it causes.   Is it possible? What problems may develop from a conversion ? Reasons why [...]

1 07, 2021

Garage conversions & associated problems

2021-08-15T14:54:52+10:00July 1st, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house|Comments Off on Garage conversions & associated problems

Learn why it is not a good idea to convert a garage into a living area. Garage conversions & associated problems. Some examples of what happens when garages are converted to something they were never intended to be. QBIS. Ceiling heights are only part of many important reasons why garages are not suitable for [...]

1 07, 2021

Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

2021-09-02T14:49:37+10:00July 1st, 2021|Drainage problems, Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Converted garages-seepage and rising damp

Seepage and rising damp in converted garages. Learn why converted garages-seepage and rising damp are not a good mix. Also the reasons why garages cannot be practically transformed into living areas without creating significant problems. QBIS. Serious problems that will occur from rising damp in a converted garage. Will cause rotting of timber. [...]

1 07, 2021

Non-compliant living room

2021-08-29T09:23:19+10:00July 1st, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Non-compliant living room

Room being used for other than its Council approved purpose. Non-compliant living room and affects it can have on home owners/sellers. QBIS. Area below house was non-compliant and not suitable for use as living area. In misleading advertising it was listed for use as a habitable area. This can affect your insurance and when [...]

2 07, 2020

Garage conversion problems

2021-08-15T17:31:59+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Garage conversion problems

Garage conversion problems. Garage conversion problems. QBIS. Cause of the problems: Seepage and rising damp has occurred to single brick walls of this garage although exterior of the brick walls were covered with render. This is the reason why single brick walls of sub-floor areas and garages are not suitable for conversion to habitable [...]

2 07, 2020

High-set house sold as 2 storey house

2021-08-15T18:48:59+10:00July 2nd, 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 being sold as 2 storey house. Misleading advertised high-set house sold as 2 storey house.  The house did not comply with Building Code requirements for habitable area use. QBIS. This high-set house that was supposedly converted to a 2 storey house, according to the agents brochure. The house had been inspected by [...]

2 07, 2020

High-set vs 2 storey house

2021-08-15T19:10:14+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on High-set vs 2 storey house

Learn about the differences between a High-set and 2 storey house and problems, Differences between High-set vs 2 storey house. A typical high-set house. QBIS. 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 [...]

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