new unit problems

2 07, 2020

Foundation movement in townhouses

2020-08-16T11:09:33+10:00July 2nd, 2020|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Foundation movement in townhouses

Townhouses with movement of their foundations, How foundation movement in townhouses can be overlooked by building inspectors, if they are not prepared to look at the building exterior. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Here is movement of a brick pier was taken in the same location on separate occasions. [...]

1 07, 2020

New apartment defects

2020-08-21T06:16:40+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Poor methods of construction|Comments Off on New apartment defects

New apartment defects, in Corinda, a western suburb of Brisbane, New apartment defects. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Inappropriate new apartment balcony level:  As you can see in these two photos, the balcony floor tiles are at a higher level than the inside floor level of this new apartment. It [...]

1 07, 2020

Non compliant apartment unit

2020-08-21T06:43:05+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non compliant apartment unit

Non compliant apartment unit, in Toowong a Western suburb of Brisbane Non compliant apartment unit. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Ceiling height of this room was under the building code requirements for a bedroom. The ceiling height of this room at 2.238 metres is at least 162 mm under [...]

1 07, 2020

New apartment with illegal bedroom

2020-08-22T07:54:42+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on New apartment with illegal bedroom

Illegal bedroom in a new apartment. In New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane. New apartment with illegal bedroom. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.  Ceiling height being too low and not complying with building code requirements. No fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. New apartment with illegal [...]

1 07, 2020

Seepage through slab above units

2020-08-23T06:38:15+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through slab above units

Seepage through slabs to ceilings of units below, in Coorparoo, an Eastern suburb of Brisbane, Seepage through slab above units. Identified By Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. Seepage problems: Seepage has occurred through the balcony slab above these units to ceilings of the unit interiors below them. Cause of the problem was [...]

1 07, 2020

Water entry to an apartment

2020-08-23T08:05:54+10:00July 1st, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Water entry to an apartment

Water entry from balcony to an apartment,  in Toowong, a Western suburb of Brisbane. Water entry to apartment from balcony. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in driving rain. Water [...]

1 07, 2020

Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment

2020-08-25T07:03:13+10:00July 1st, 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, in Fortitude Valley, an inner suburb of Brisbane Rising-damp and seepage to an apartment. Seepage & rising damp has occurred through retaining walls located on two boundaries of this apartment property. The walls where retaining soil were not  appropriately drained and waterproofed, during their construction. Access to rectify [...]

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