Window within shower leaking, in the Mitchelton area, a Northern suburb of Brisbane,

Leaking around window in shower. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.

Leaking around window installed within a shower

Seepage is very likely to occur around this window situated within a shower outlet of a newly built home, regardless of how well sealed the window is.

Different materials and products expand and contract at different rates, this can break the sealant and allow seepage and cause possibly rot to the wall, framing, flooring and floor structure below.

Important point:

This can be easily rectified by fitting a screen over the exposed section of the window.

Some relevent information

QBCC Standards and Tolerances Guide

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