1 07, 2021

Foundation movement in townhouses

2021-08-27T17:06:43+10:00July 1st, 2021|Building movement, Unit problems|Comments Off on Foundation movement in townhouses

Townhouses with movement of their foundations. Foundation movement in townhouses, can easily be overlooked by building inspectors, if they are not prepared to look at the building exterior. QBIS. Some examples showing the importance of building inspectors accessing exterior of a unit complex, where possible. Brick pier movement photos were taken in the same [...]

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 [...]

1 07, 2021

Non-compliant bedroom of unit

2021-08-19T11:17:14+10:00July 1st, 2021|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Non-compliant bedroom of unit

Misleading advertising of unit with a bedroom being non-compliant.  This non-compliant bedroom in a unit would likely have had an affect on the future resale, if it was not picked up in a building inspection report carried out by QBIS. Ceiling height of this room was under the building code requirements for use [...]

2 07, 2020

New apartment with illegal bedroom

2021-08-15T17:59:48+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on New apartment with illegal bedroom

Illegal bedroom in a new apartment. New apartment with illegal bedroom. QBIS.  Ceiling height being too low and not complying with building code requirements. No fixed ventilation from exterior of the building. New apartment with illegal bedroom. Important points: Advertising brochure listed this room as a bedroom. It did not meet the building code [...]

2 07, 2020

Seepage through slab above units

2021-08-15T18:17:22+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Seepage through slab above units

Seepage through slabs to ceilings of units below. Seepage through slab above units. QBIS. 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 lack of appropriate water-proofing of the balcony slabs before the tiles were laid over them. [...]

2 07, 2020

Water entry to an apartment

2021-08-15T18:42:22+10:00July 2nd, 2020|New unit problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Water entry to an apartment

Water entry from balcony to an apartment. Water entry to apartment from balcony. QBIS. Inadequate relief: Reliefs fitted to brick walls of this balcony were insufficient in their size to allow water to escape in driving rain. Water entry to living areas of the apartment will occur. Inside of undersized relief hole to the [...]

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 [...]

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