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.

Untreated weatherboards that are rotting

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

For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.