2 07, 2021

New homes with defects

2021-08-15T14:40:02+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 [...]

1 07, 2021

New apartment defects

2021-08-30T06:16:04+10:00July 1st, 2021|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New apartment defects

New apartment defects. Learn about new apartment defects and why they should not happen. QBIS. No buyer expects there to be faults with a new unit. This is why it is important to employ a building inspector with an independent, unbiased and objective point of view such as Peter Weddell. New apartment balcony [...]

2 07, 2020

Impractical house design trends

2021-08-15T17:55:59+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New house problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical house design trends

Impractical house design trends Impractical house design trends to a relatively new house causing problems early in its life. QBIS. […]

2 07, 2020

Defects to home from poor design

2021-08-15T18:15:52+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

Impractical design of a new unit

2021-08-15T18:36:05+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on Impractical design of a new unit

New Unit and impractical design. Impractical design of a new unit. QBIS. With frequent severe weather conditions encountered in Queensland, combined with the following: Undersize surface drains. Insufficient height difference between paving levels and top of the living area slabs. Water entry is likely to occur to interior of this new unit in adverse [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

2021-08-15T19:04:44+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction, Rising Damp, Seepage|Comments Off on Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

Apartment with rising damp and seepage issue. Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment. Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this apartment property. QBIS. The walls where retaining soil were not  appropriately drained and waterproofed, during their construction. Access to rectify the problem could not be achieved [...]

2 07, 2020

Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

2021-08-15T19:16:16+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building design faults, Poor methods of construction, Seepage, Unit problems|Comments Off on Rising damp & seepage in a apartment

Rising damp & seepage to an new apartment. Rising damp & seepage in a apartment. QBIS.  Problem: High moisture meter readings to a lower living area of this new apartment built into an embankment. The moisture meter were much greater than what would be considered normal. Even though new slabs can show higher readings [...]

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