Weatherboards rotting from being untreated, in Yeronga, a Southern suburb of Brisbane,
Rotting of untreated weatherboards. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.
Although these photos of a newly renovated house in 2005 in Yeronga, a western suburbs of Brisbane. I thought it would be important to include them in a blog.
The rot was significant and extensive, rectification would be costly.
Solution to rotting weatherboards:
- Being a large two storey building, scaffolding would be required.
- Remove and replace any rotting boards
- Replace any rotten concealed wall framing.
- Replace boards with more suitable product for external use, such as treated timber, preferably hardwood.
Some related material regarding rot and deterioration of buildings:
Nationaltrust on Wood rot-deterioration in Buildings