New Building inspection Brisbane Ipswich Logan Morayfield

Date:
26-11-15

Practical completion definition for new buildings for contracts signed after July 2015

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What to look for when buying a Brisbane property

Date:
02-11-15

There are hundreds of items that a good building inspector is looking for but these are just a few items for you to check when looking to purchase your property.

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Brisbane Building and Pest inspection time frames on contracts

Date:
02-11-15

Recommend at least 7 working days for building and pest within the contract.

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Building inspection Logan Ipswich Brisbane all areas

Date:
23-10-15

Moisture from the ground may affect the footings and encourage termites especially in the Brisbane climate.

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New Building inspection Brisbane Ipswich Logan Morayfield Beaudesert

Date:
14-10-15

Flooding occurred twice in this new home before completion. The floor waste is designed to prevent accidental flooding. 

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Licence requirement Queensland

Date:
13-03-15

Tradesman must be licensed for work valued at $3,300.00 or more

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Hot Water overflow going on footings of the building

Date:
11-09-14

The Hot water overflow must be diverted into the stormwater system to prevent moisture at the footings of the house.

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Safety Clothing for building and pest inspectors Greater Brisbane Logan Ipswich Moreton Bay areas

Date:
19-04-14

Building and pest inspectors take safety precautions by using gloves and masks to limit contact with solvents, soaps and other chemicals when inspecting properties.

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Rule for Trees near the house

Date:
11-04-14
Tree  too close to house can cause major damage to a house and cause injury. A tree ideally should be planted at least 1.5 times its mature height away from the building.

As a Rule of thumb the planting distance for a tree is 1 1/2 times the height of the mature tree away from the building. 

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Builders rubbish left in the gutters of a new home

Date:
09-12-13
Builders are required to clean the gutters at the end of the construction of the new home and prior to handover.

The builders left the gutters with mortar that could stop the gutters operating as designed.

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Building Step riser height exceeds the requirements

Date:
06-12-13
The building inspector found that the steps risers were too high and the possibility of injury may occur from having to take bigger steps, tripping and or overbalancing and falling.

The building inspector measured the step riser height which was found to higher than the requirements and recommendations.

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Handrails required on steps

Date:
06-12-13
During the building inspection of a recently upgraded property it was noted that there was no fall protection to the upgraded stairs as required. Where there is a metre or more to fall protection shall be provided.

Hand rails are required where there is a meter or more to fall.

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Previously Flooded Properties

Date:
09-07-12

Flood affected properties rectifcation and sanitization documentation and requirements.

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Cracked retaining wall

Date:
12-03-10
Cracks in the retaining wall could lead to injury if the wall were to fail.

The front retaining wall has both step & shear cracking.

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Down pipe installation

Date:
12-03-10
Plumbing not suitable for purpose, & has been under designed similar to trying to fit 2 litres of water into a 1 litre glass.

Four down pipesgoinh into one down pipe is a big ask

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Wind Bracing damage in pre purchase building Brisbane

Date:
12-03-10
Wind bracing design has been compromised due to the bracing being cut. The Building inspector often finds this issues in the New home inspections as well as the pre purchase building inspections in the greater Brisbane/Ipswhic/Logan areas.

The wind bracing has been cut to install a sky light and may compromise the structure.

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Downlight cover on electrical wiring

Date:
12-03-10
Electrocution is possible with the metal barrier for the down lights resting on live wires ,leaf litter was also noted in the ceiling during this Brisbane pre purchase inspection.

Possible electrocution if the metal down light covers sitting on the electrical cable are forced down & come into contact with a live power.

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Damp deck timbers

Date:
12-03-10
To prevent fungal decay, timbers must be sealed & this will help protect the structural timbers.

Fungal decay noted to deck timbers

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Fibre cement ceiling under deck

Date:
12-03-10
Inappropriate roofing for this area has led to roof damage.

A fibre cement ceiling has been installed under the deck and is water damaged.

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Concrete Stumps Leaning

Date:
12-03-10
Concrete stumps that appear to be leaning can be unfit for purpose.

The concrete stumps are leaning & may not be fit for purpose.

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Brisbane building inspection Ceiling Heights

Date:
29-01-10

Legal ceiling height requirements for habitable and non habitable areas.

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Flange Seals

Date:
29-01-10

Flange seals prevent water damage to other areas

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Smoke Alarm

Date:
29-01-10

Smoke Alarm Fire Safety

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Brisbane Logan Ipswich building inspectors

Date:
29-01-10

Highlight openings made of glass for safety

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Site supervisors New home inspections Brisbane

Date:
12-01-10

In Brisbane Site supervisors are now required to be licensed

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Unlicensed Contractors in Queensland

Date:
12-01-10

Unlicensed contractors requirements

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Steel stump installation

Date:
12-01-10

Steel stump corrosion protection required

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Bearers packing

Date:
12-01-10

Bearer packing requirements

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Deck fixings

Date:
12-01-10

Deck fixing requirements

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Minimizing Conducive Conditions

Date:
12-01-10

Minimizing conducive conditions with drainage and gardens.

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Successful termite management

Date:
12-01-10

Keep areas visually clear for termite inspections.

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Termite inspection zone

Date:
04-12-09

Termite inspection zone explanation.

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Bridging Termite Barrier

Date:
04-12-09

Bridging the termite barrier explanation

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Breaching the termite barrier

Date:
04-12-09

Breaching the termite barrier explanation

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Weather Proofing guide for buildings

Date:
12-08-09

Weather proofing guide.

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Glass performance requirements.

Date:
12-08-09

Glass requirements if subject to human impact.

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Suitability of Materials for building

Date:
12-08-09

The materials used in the building must be appropriate.

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Rafter repair on New Home

Date:
06-08-09

The rafters of this new home had been damaged and poorly repaired.

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Security Installers

Date:
08-07-09

Security Installers must be licenced.

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Retaining Wall Barriers

Date:
18-06-09

Balustrades for retaining walls.

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Development Assessment Approval

Date:
18-06-09

D.A approvals for builidng and plumbing.

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Energy loss in buildings

Date:
27-03-09

Energy loss through roof and walls.

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Termite resistant timbers

Date:
07-12-08

A few of the termite resistant timbers used in building.

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Building Terms

Date:
02-11-08

P.C item explained.

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Risk -Smart

Date:
08-08-08

Brisbane city council development application program.

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Sunscreens and titanium dioxide

Date:
06-05-08

Some suncreens contain titanium dioxide and sic oxide which can cause discolouration to roof sheeting.

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Corrosion of metal fasteners in buildings

Date:
30-03-08

Moisture is a major factor in corrosion of metal fasteners.

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Cornice and joint cracks

Date:
27-03-08

Cornice and joint crack causes

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Building inspection Brisbane Morayfield Jimboomba

Date:
04-03-08

Halogen downlight power usage.

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Mail Box location

Date:
02-03-08

Remember the mail box.

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Building Contact information

Date:
02-03-08

Building contract requirement information

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Five Star Housing rating

Date:
15-02-08

Five Star housing rating will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Energex

Date:
11-01-08

Energex phone numbers and hours.

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Dimmers

Date:
03-01-08

Dimmers may shorten compact fluorescent lamps

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Fence requirements for 2metres

Date:
23-10-07

Fences over 2 metres require engineers design.

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Trade Practices Act

Date:
09-10-07

Trade Practices Act

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Contract information

Date:
04-10-07

Contracts are required for $3300.00 or more.

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Pool Fencing Queeensland

Date:
11-08-07

Pool fencing for Queensland

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Dual flush toilets

Date:
15-07-07

Duel flush toilest use less water than single flush.

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Flood Information

Date:
11-07-07

Flood information for residential buildings.

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Mortar Fretting to house

Date:
07-06-07

Mortar to the brickes is fretting.

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Gutters need to be cleaned to operate as designed.

Date:
30-04-07

Gutters need to be kept clean of debris and leaves to function as designed.

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Protecting Bricks

Date:
10-03-07

Brick protection explanation

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Paving around the house

Date:
08-03-07
Paving around the house

An apron of paving of 900mm is recommended around the building, with a fall away of 50mm in the first metre. Paving must be no less than 100mm below brick air vents.

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Plumbing -Shower Spindles

Date:
07-03-07

Hot and cold water spindles require replacement every 7 years.

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Water Wise tips for home owners

Date:
02-03-07
Save money and water by fixing leaking taps, use and egg timer to time showers, water plants in the late afternoon and prevent moisture near the footings to stop encouraging termites into the area and reduce footing movement. Gardens too close to house.

Things to do to save water waste.

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