Pre-sale building inspection Archerfield, a Southern suburb of Brisbane.

carried out by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service

Learn how current home owners can benefit from a building inspection.

  • This building inspection was carried out on behalf of an interstate owner.
  • The purpose was to make them aware of the problems and their degree.
  • This helped them in making  an informed decision on whether to retain, sell or improve the house.

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Replacement of this roof was a rip-off!

Replacement of galvanised with zincalume roof sheeting on this relatively small house was just under $30,000 without replacing the rusted gutters, rotting timber and no fitting of insulation.

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Replacement of rotten timber was not included in quote:

Replacement of rotting sections of the fascia boards and eave lining boards were not included in the roofing contractors quote of replacing the roof !

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Drainage problem that could cause serious problems:

The owner was not aware of a major drainage problem with this property causing movement of the stumps and house also deterioration of the concrete stumps. Notice the water line to base of this stump.

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Erosion as a result of the drainage problem:

Erosion of soil caused by drainage problems partially undermining the stump footings (causing movement) and exposing parts of the sewer pipes.

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Significant fracturing to majority of the concrete stumps, requiring replacing.

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Leaking bathroom causing rotting of timber:

Rot to flooring below the bathroom-toilet also a floor joist that has been cut through to accommodate the toilet waste pipe. The owner was not aware of these significant and extensive problems.

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Damage to ceiling from roof leaking:

Leaking from the previous roof has cause damage and extensive sagging to the caneite ceiling linings requiring them to be replaced, otherwise collapsing of the lining is highly likely.

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Ceiling paint peeling and sagging from the previous roof leaking.

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Further sagging of internal ceiling linings, throughout the house.

Pre-sale building inspection Archerfield. Worth knowing:

  • The owner was not made aware of these major problems when she bought the house.
  • A pre-sale building inspection highlighted all of the problems also their significance
  • Problems were put into perspective with comparisons to problems in similar buildings.
  • Armed with a prioritized list of problems also a building inspector she can trust and call upon for advice.

Having access to an experienced inspector for advice. The owner is now unlikely to get ripped off by unscrupulous trades-people!

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