1 09, 2021

Roof in danger of collapsing

2021-11-27T15:28:26+10:00September 1st, 2021|Dangerous roof structures, New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof in danger of collapsing

Learn the dangers a building inspector can miss by not physically getting in a roof! Examples of how a roof in danger of collapsing was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection by Peter Weddell of QBIS. This is why it is important for your building inspector to physically get in [...]

2 07, 2021

New homes with defects

2021-11-24T14:18:43+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New homes with defects

Defects in new homes and problems they cause. New homes with defects. QBIS. Learn how these faults can be avoided and help increase the life expectancy of your new home. Design fault in new homes. Timber mouldings fitted around exterior of windows without flashing protection No flashing to sill of window. Sill timber with [...]

2 07, 2021

Impractical house design trends

2021-11-24T15:09:12+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical house design trends

Learn how impractical house design trends can cause short and long term problems Impractical house design trends to relatively new house causing problems early in its life. QBIS. Unfortunately too many designers and builders put design before practical construction. Hopefully this post will open your eyes to some problems I have encountered from poor [...]

2 07, 2021

Drainage problems with a new house

2021-11-30T11:07:22+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Building design faults, Drainage problems, New house problems|Comments Off on Drainage problems with a new house

Drainage problems with a new house. Problems with drainage to a new house became a reality soon after the buyers shifted into this new house. After they were pre-warned, by Peter Weddell of QBIS. Drainage issues: Paved area with less than 50 mm between levels of the outside and inside with inadequate drainage. Water [...]

1 07, 2021

Faults with new houses from poor work

2021-11-24T16:06:43+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Faults with new houses from poor work

New houses can also have faults from poor workmanship. New houses with faults from poor work. Flashing missing from above this window awning will allow seepage to cause rot to the awning and possibly to the wall and timber of the window frame. QBIS. Easy fix: Fit flashing that extends up and behind the [...]

1 07, 2021

Paving movement causing damage

2021-08-24T18:34:47+10:00July 1st, 2021|New house problems, Paving movement|0 Comments

Paving movement can cause costly damage to sewer pipes. Learn why paving movement is causing damage to sewer pipes. Anything incorporated within paving can be damaged from its movement. Usually sewer or plumbing pipes.  This can be rectified by creating enough clearance between pipes and concrete. This will allow further movement without causing damage [...]

1 07, 2021

Leaking around window in shower

2021-11-25T17:19:40+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Leaking around window in shower

Window within shower leaking from poor location and size. Leaking around window in shower. QBIS. With some thought this problem would have been avoided during renovations.  Potential for leaking around window. Seepage is very likely to occur around this window situated within a shower outlet of a newly built home, regardless of how [...]

1 07, 2021

New house design defects

2021-11-26T11:15:03+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New house design defects

Defects built into a New House and problems they cause. Learn how defects with new house design can cause short and long term problems for home owners. QBIS. Water entry to interior of new house is inevitable Poor design: Steps leading down to main entry of this new house are higher than living [...]

2 07, 2020

New home with long term defects

2021-08-15T18:12:11+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on New home with long term defects

Long term defects to a new home. New home with long term defects. QBIS. Open deck seepage problem: Open balconies are most likely to give problems, no matter how well they are drained and water-proofed. Concealed drains are prone to blocking. Water-proofing is likely to crack over the long term from different rates of [...]

2 07, 2020

Defects to home from poor design

2021-11-27T13:51:53+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Defects to home from poor design

Poor design causing defects to a home. Defects to home from poor design. QBIS. Poor design causing issues with this dwelling: The exposed bearers have no protection from the weather. Securings to steel supporting columns with inadequate roof screws, where coach bolts were required. Implications: There is a high degree of risk from partial [...]

2 07, 2020

Deterioration to concrete slab

2021-11-27T14:18:05+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Deterioration to concrete slab

Concrete slab edge deterioration. Deterioration to concrete slab. QBIS. Heavy pitting has also occured to the slab surface most likely caused by type of soil in the area. The plastic membrane is not likely to have been wrapped around edge of the slab far enough, within the wall cavity. This is a problem I [...]

2 07, 2020

Bad design for a roof

2021-08-15T19:01:25+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems|Comments Off on Bad design for a roof

Roof design fault that will cause premature rusting of sheeting. Bad design for a roof. QBIS. This is one of the most stupid ideas for a roof I have come across, due to the method of construction being back the front. Bad design for a roof: Roof sheets overhanging the gable ends are supported [...]

2 07, 2020

Roof problems above a new house

2021-11-27T15:52:55+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New house problems, Roof Problems|Comments Off on Roof problems above a new house

Roof problems above new house. Roof problems above a new house. These separating roof truss gang nails have occurred to the roof structure of a house, less than 4 years old, not good! QBIS. The truss manufacturer claimed it was the builders fault, the builder said it was the manufacturers fault, the battle goes [...]

31 10, 2019

Concrete slab deterioration

2021-08-15T19:25:19+10:00October 31st, 2019|New house problems, Rising Damp|Comments Off on Concrete slab deterioration

Concrete slab deterioration. Deterioration to a concrete slab. QBIS. Rising damp to concrete slab edge of a new house causing deterioration. With closer observation you will see pitting of the concrete edge. Problems with rising damp and deterioration: If rising damp occurs to other slab edges where they are supporting timber walls. This can [...]

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