2 07, 2021

Converted garage and problems

2021-12-03T06:58:07+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Garage conversions to living areas|Comments Off on Converted garage and problems

Learn why conversion of a garage into a habitable area can cause serious problems. Converted garage and problems. QBIS. Many builders do not realise that certain types of garages of existing homes cannot be effectively converted to living areas without creating serious problems. This post is to help home buyers/owners have a better understanding [...]

2 07, 2021

Garage conversion to living area

2021-11-21T11:04:54+10:00July 2nd, 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. Learn why a garage conversion to living area can cause serious problems QBIS. Is it garage conversion possible? What problems may develop from conversion ? Reasons why high-set houses cannot be effectively converted. Will it jeopardise my insurance cover [...]

1 07, 2021

Garage conversions & associated problems

2021-11-25T05:57:28+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

2021-11-25T17:29:48+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

2021-11-26T10:51:43+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

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

Differences between 2 storey & high-set houses

2021-12-03T06:41:00+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Garage conversions to living areas, High-set vs 2 storey house, Rooms not suitable for habitation|Comments Off on Differences between 2 storey & high-set houses

Learn what the differences are between a 2 storey and high-set house. Differences between 2 storey & high-set houses. 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 are [...]

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