Brisbane Building inspection wall cracking

Date:
06-07-17
Our Brisbane building inspector found 3 types of cracking to 3 sides of this property  due to poor construction, soil movemtn a

The walls to 3 sides of this building have movement cracking.

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Building inspection Logan Tank install

Date:
12-06-17
Logan building and pest inspection Illegal tank installation on the sewer I.O

The Logan building inspection notes the water tank has been installed on top of the Sewer inspection out let.

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New Building Inspection Coomera

Date:
30-05-17
Coomera New building inspector found that timbers and plasterboard in robes and cupboards were not painted as required by Standards and Tolerance guide and Australian Standards.

Coomera building inspector found many areas with unpainted timber of this new building at practical completion stage.

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New Building inspection Ipswich with good roofing

Date:
11-05-17
New building inspection Ipswich shows how a professional roofer has installed the Colourbond valley gutters.

This is the way the roofing for valley gutters should look. Professional.

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New Building inspection Ipswich roofing

Date:
11-05-17
Ipswich new building inspection torn Colourbond.

Ipswich building inspection with roofing below industry standard of this new building at PC stage.

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Coomera New building inspection isolation joints missing

Date:
24-02-17
During the Coomera new building inspection it was noted that isolation joints had not been installed around the downpipes which may crack with movement. The posts have is

The isolation joints have not been installed around the downpipes

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Coomera new building inspection with air conditioning unit out of level

Date:
24-02-17
Our Coomera building inspector laughed when he saw that the air codn

The air conditioning is out of line with the brick work of this new property

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Brisbane building inspection often find fence failures

Date:
16-02-17
Brisbane building inspector found that the fence had failure due to the excessive use of knotty pine timbers being usesd.

Fence failure from incorrect usage of non durable timbers

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Logan building inspection New fence failure

Date:
16-02-17
Logan building inspector found that the poor choice of fencing materials and poor installation resulted in the palings coming off this new fence prematurely.

Non durable timbers cause fence failure on this recently constructed fence

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Ipswich building inspection with added structures on the fences

Date:
16-02-17
Adding structures to fences may cause damage to the fence and the local councils may have restrictions on this practice. The ipswich building & pest inspection found a clothes line installed on the fence with damage evident.

Live loading on fences causing damage to the fence

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Moreton Bay building inspection fence failure

Date:
16-02-17
Moreton Bay building inspections example of poor fencing building practices which lead to failure of the fence

Structural failure of the fence due to poor work practice was noted during the Moreton Bay building and pest inspection.

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Logan building inspection fence issues

Date:
16-02-17
Logan building & pest inspectors find that poor material choice in fencing often causes the fence to fail.

Premature fence failure from poor construction methods

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Ipswich building inspection fence maintenance

Date:
16-02-17
Ipswich building & pest recommend regular fence maintenance are essential to limit the risk to the property

Essential regular fence maintenance to limit risk of injury and failure of the fence. Nails sticking out.

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Building inspection Logan area

Date:
27-09-16
The Logan building and pest inspectors were told the yard flooded and on seeing the Yard gully installed too High.

This is an interesting way of installing the yard gully.

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Logan pest and building inspection termite damage

Date:
31-08-16
Logan Pest & building inspectors found that the termites had attacked the Cyprus timbers, the pest inspector took photos to prove that termites will attack Cyrpus in the right conditions.

Cyprus timbers have been attacked by termites.

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Logan building & pest inspection termite damage

Date:
31-08-16
Logan building and pest inspectors found that the termites had attacked the Cyprus timbers proving that in the correct conditions termites will eat Cyprus timber.

Cyprus timber has been attacked by termites

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Logan building inspection fence leaning

Date:
07-06-16
The Ipswich building &pest inspectors reported that the fence is leaning and noted to be decayed. The agent advised the fence was good and solid.

The fence is on quite a lean

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Logan new building inspection defective work

Date:
09-05-16
The Logan building inspector found that the render was incomplete at the door sill to this recently handed over property. This will allow moisture penetration.

The render is incomplete at the door sill of this new property

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Brisbane new building inspection downpipe install

Date:
09-05-16
Practical completion has not been reached when temporary downpipes are still installed for new buildings in Brisbane.

The temporary downpipes are still connected to this new property after the builder has handed the property over.

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Brisbane New building inspection with water in subfloor

Date:
17-03-16
Water ponding in the subfloor of a  Brisbane new building with no ventilation noted.

Access was gained to a property that has a water ponding in the subfloor with no ventilation.

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Logan New building inspection

Date:
16-03-16
During the Logan new building inspection it was noted that the door frame installation and painting was incomplete

Building inspector found that the door frame installation was incomplete to the new work.

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Building inspection Brisbane North

Date:
10-02-16
The Brisbane building inspector noted high moisture content at the repaired ceiling under the laundry upstairs.

The Brisbane building inspector found high moisture to the ceiling under the laundry above.

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Brisbane building inspection roof void access

Date:
10-02-16
The installation of the solar conduit made it difficult for the Brisbane building and pest inspectors to gain access to the ceiling void.

The solar fouls the access to the ceiling void.

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New home inspection Logan, Beaudesert, Ipswich

Date:
15-01-16
The eaves on this new building have come away from the fascia. Correct installation would have secured the eaves correctly.

The eaves lining have already come away from the fascia of this new building.

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New building inspection Logan Beaudesert Ipswich

Date:
15-01-16
The builder has compromised the roofing system with the cutting and repair to quite a few trusses. The manufacturers plans clearly state that hte r

The builder cut the trusses and the repair is not what you would expect to see.

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Building and pest inspection Logan

Date:
16-12-15
Logan building and pest inspectors found fresh painting concealed the V.J boards eaten out by termites.

Termite damage noted to the newly painted wall of this property for sale.

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Logan building inspection Pro-Check Building Services

Date:
16-12-15
Logan build & pest with power outlet hanging off

The outdoor power outlet was hanging off the board and unsafe.

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Beaudesert building inspections

Date:
16-12-15
This carport was so badly rusted that it posed a safety hazard and needs to be removed. Before the pre purchase building inspection we recommend that vendors remove all unsafe structures which may reduce the final selling price.

The carport to this pre purchase building inspection in Beaudesert needs to be removed as it is rusted to the extent that makes unsafe.

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Building inspection Beaudesert

Date:
16-12-15
The down pipe needs to be continous to function as designed and remove moisture from the base of the stumps and subfloor and preferably lead into the stormwater system. The top 500mm was still connected at the gutter but nothing in between.

For a down pipe to function as designed it really does need to be continuous from the gutter into the storm water system.

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New building inspection Brisbane

Date:
15-12-15
The masonry wall has a couple of large deviations (not intenational) that was obvious to everyone during this new building inspection prior to handover. The allowance for deviation is not to exceed 10mm in every 3m of height.

The wall deviation in this new building was noted by one and all when going past the building. How could the builder not notice and rectify before handover?

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pre purchase building inspection Beaudesert

Date:
10-12-15
The front steps to this Beaudesert pre purchase building were badly decayed and had recently been painted one may assume for sale. Normally a professional painter would advise the vendor and rectification take place to make the stairs safe to use.

The inspector found major decay to the front steps of this pre purchase property.

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Brisbane building inspection Timber durability

Date:
30-11-15
Some pine species life span when used in ground and above ground externally is between zero and 7 years. Recommend using Hardwood for external areas.

Timber that used externally must be suitable for the conditions both in ground and above ground.

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New buildng inspection in Brisbane No bottom rail to door

Date:
20-11-15
Two doors in this new building in Brisbane had been cut down and the bottom rail removed. This compromises the structural integrity of the door.

The door had been cut down and there was no bottom rail to the door of this new home presented ready for practical completion.

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No bath sealant in Brisbane New building inspection

Date:
20-11-15
The Brisbane building inspector found that the bath lip at the back had not been sealed to prevent moisture gaining access to other areas- Practical completion. inspection Brisbane

The back of the bath lip was not sealed and water may gain access to other areas.

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No back blocks installed New Building inspection Brisbane

Date:
20-11-15
Brisbane New Building inspection without back blocking.

During the practical completion inspection is was noted that back blocks had not been installed in the ceiling

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Ipswich New Building inspection Rubbish on the roof

Date:
27-10-15
Ipswich new building inspector found large pieces of plasterboard & rubbish on the roof at practical completion stage

The rubbish on the roof not acceptable for a new building at the practical completion inspection.

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Split downpipe elbow to new building in Brisbane

Date:
27-10-15
During the Ipswich practical completion inspection the building inspector noted that the elbow of the down pipe was split at the bottom.

The Ipswich building inspector found that the downpipe elbow was split at the practical completion inspection.

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New building Brisbane -no sill articluation joints

Date:
27-10-15
The building inspector found that the articulation joints had not been carried through to the sill in this new home at practical completion stage. The standards and tolerance guide deems this a defect.

The articulation joints have not been carried through to the sills as required.

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Building inspection Brisbane - Pergola fixings NFFP

Date:
07-09-15
During the Redland building inspection it was found that the pergola had been secured to the building using button screws which are too short to support the weight of this structure. The screws have also been used sparingly. Not Fit For Purpose.

The pergola that has been installed using button screws to secure the structure to the house.

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Building inspection Brisbane BBQ inside

Date:
07-09-15
Brisbane building inspector could not believe it when he saw the external bbq area had been enclosed and turned into living areas. Wonder if council had approved this structure?

An external BBQ area has been enclosed to make another living area for this house.

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Brisbane Building inspection revealed truss compromise

Date:
09-07-15
Cut trusses noted at Brisbane/ Logan building inspection should have been noted before handover

A one year old building being inspected for pre purchase building inspection Brisbane North found that had a new home building inspection been conducted the cut bottom chord to fit the downlights had compromised the roof structure and voided the truss manufacturers warranty.

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Brisbane New house inspection gap above bricks

Date:
03-07-15
Re inspection of signed builders list for Brisbane new house inspection found that even through the gap over the window at the brick junction was signed off as rectified it was exactly the same as the original building inspection.

The builders list for this new home inspection had been signed and dated as all items completed. Unfortunately that was not the case.

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Brisbane New Building Inspection Barrier breach

Date:
30-06-15
Substandard work with barrier breaches to the common boundary wall noted at the practical completion Brisbane New Building Inspection

This new building at practical completion stage was noted to have termite barrier breaches.

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Redland New Building inspection voids in render

Date:
30-06-15
Redland New building inspection revealed voids in the render on the boundary wall where access was limited.

Voids noted in the render to a newly constructed house that was being cleaned for final inspection.

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Mango Hill Building Inspection at Practical Completion

Date:
17-06-15
During The Mango Hill New Building inspector noted that the eaves stop end gap on the house next door will allow vermin & weather entry and the brick perp joints is not to A.S or the QBCC Standards and Tolerances guide.

Here is two reasons why you need a building report at the end of the contraction process at Practical Completion stage.

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Logan Building inspectors moisture to internal wall

Date:
12-05-15
Current leak through the external wall noted by the Logan building inspectors. This will encourage termites and cause footing movement where the high moisture is as well as decay to timbers internally.

The pest and building inspectors both reported the current moisture coming into the internal areas of the external wall. This will have an affect on the footings, health and amenity to occupants.

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Pest and building inspections Brisbane Ipswich Logan Jimboomba

Date:
12-05-15
Both the Logan pest and building inspectors reported the decayed & moisture affected timber window reveal.

The pest and building inspectors found that the timber window reveals were badly decayed during the home inspection.

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Brisbane Building inspection sagging ceilings

Date:
12-05-15
Brisbane  building inspector found evidence of moisture stains on the fibreglass insulation in the roof void. Moisture to the insulation and plasterboard can cause failure and possible injury and damage if it falls.

The ceiling in the building has sagged a lot and further investigation was recommended by the building inspector.

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Brisbane New building inspection Butt joints

Date:
27-02-15
Instead of using mitred corners to the skirting of this new home butt joints have been used as noted by Brisbane building inspector.

The skirting in this new home has been butt jointed instead of mitred 

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Building Inspection Brisbane - Plasterboard must be sealed to manufacturers recommendations

Date:
27-02-15
During the building inspection in Brisbane plasterboard not sealed as required by manufacture recommendations

The plasterboard in this newly constructed property has not been sealed in areas to manufacturers recommendations.

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Redbank Plains New building inspection with Mortar in the gutters

Date:
27-02-15
Redbank Building inspector is still finding the gutters with builders rubbish during the practical completion inspection prior to handover.

The gutters are to be cleaned of all builders rubbish on completion of the work.

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Building inspection Brisbane - Form work nails sticking out of new property

Date:
24-02-15
Form work nails sticking out of the slab on this new building in Brisbane

The form work nails sticking out may cause injury on this newly constructed building.

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Brisbane New building inspection

Date:
24-02-15
Brisbane building inspector reports architrave have been installed back to front and the skirting

The architraves have been installed back to front on this new home

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New building inspection Brisbane Jimboomba Ipswich Logan

Date:
09-02-15
Brisbane New building inspection at practical completion for settlement with poorly constructed skirting and punched nail heads.

Poor mitres and exposed punched nails are unacceptable finish for detailed joinery on a newly completed property.

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Site Drainage Brisbane building inspection

Date:
09-02-15
Brisbane building inspection-The builder is responsible to ensure that the site drainage does not allow moisture to pond at the footings

The Builder is responsible for the site drainage all through the building process.

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No Expansion joints Brisbane new building

Date:
09-02-15
Redland Bay New building did not have expansion joints between the two levels to allow for building movement

The expansion joints have not been provided between floors of this new property

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Building inspections Brisbane Rusty screws safety issue in the balustrade

Date:
29-08-14
Brisbane building inspections Decay to the balustrade posts and rusty screws can cause injury

The rusty screws in the balustrade pose a safety issue with the loss of the post

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Brisbane Building Inspector noted movement indicators to building

Date:
29-08-14
The Logan building inspector found evidence of building wall movement at the fascia on the garage

The wall is moving away from the wall due to building movement

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Logan building inspection noted Poor construction methods under the deck

Date:
29-08-14
The deck bearer has not been installed correctly under the stump as noted by the Logan building inspector

The deck bearer has been adjoined away from the stump causing the bearer to fail and sag.

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Brisbane building inspection - High moisture & wall damage at shower

Date:
29-08-14
Brisbane building inspector found evidence of high moisture behind the bathroom and the moisture meter showed a very high reading. A bathroom renovation is required with water proofing upgraded.

Water proofing appears to have failed in the bathroom with high moisture penetration noted to the walls outside the wet area.

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Logan building inspection Foundation movement at downpipes

Date:
29-08-14
Both the Logan building and pest inspectors found that the soil subsidence noted at the downpipe separation and this may lead to a whole lot of other issues. A structural engineer is required to assess and advise.

The down pipe separation indicates that soil movement has occurred.

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Trees noted during Logan building and pest inspection

Date:
29-08-14
Logan building & pest - Trees planted this close to the footings may cause structural damage to the house

Trees planted too close to the building envelop can cause structural damage.

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Logan Building inspector found a Leak under newly renovated bathroom

Date:
29-08-14
Logan Building inspector found an Active water leak under the shower in the bathroom of this newly renovated property. The contractors are required to come back and rectify to prevent material deterioration and encouraging termites into the  area. NFFP

Evidence of active leak under the shower in the newly renovated bathroom as noted by the building inspector from the subfloor of the house.

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Brisbane Building inspectors Ceiling joist cut to install downlights

Date:
29-08-14
The electrician has cut the ceiling battens to install the downlights in the roof void.

The ceiling joists have been cut by the electrician to install the downlights and has compromised the roof stucture.

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Building & Pest inspection Brisbane Logan Ipswich Jimboomba

Date:
29-08-14
The Jimboomba building inspector noted Inappropriate packers and repairs noted to the stumps in the subfloor of the newly renovated property

The packers over the stumps in the subfloor require assessment and rectification as necessary by a house re-stumper as reported by the building and pest inspectors.

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Service water pipes foul the man hole entry -Building inspection Brisbane

Date:
29-08-14
The plumbers pipes installed over the manhole opening compromises access to the roof void as noted in the Loganlea building inspection

Plumber has breached the manhole opening by overlaying the pipework and blocking the manhole when the house was built.

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Building inspection in the Beaudesert/Logan Area

Date:
29-08-14
Building inspection Beaudesest/Logan  - the new deck has been built over the top of the septic tank and prevented access for service technicians. Due to danger of toxic fumes a tripod with lifting harness is required over the top of the tank.

A newly constructed deck has been built over the top of the access point to the septic tank.

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Logan Building inspection Safety Hazard with exposed live wires

Date:
29-08-14
Logan Building & pest inspectors noted live wires and uncovered power point noted in the garage located in the subfloor

Safety hazard with exposed wires accessible through the hole in the wall of this Logan building & pest inspection.

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Logan building inspection Safety Hazard electrical cable poor installation

Date:
29-08-14
Logan building & pest inspectors found Electrical conduit installed on top of the ground and not trenched in.

The electrical conduit has been installed laying on the ground.

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Retaining wall has deteriorated reported in Brisbane building inspection

Date:
29-08-14
Retaining wall has decay and structural damage

The retaining wall has decay and structural damage

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Pre purchase building inspection Brisbane- Unsafe property entry steps

Date:
29-08-14
Entry steps and stringers are unsafe and there is the possibility of a slip and fall incident occurring when entering this property as noted during the pre purchase building inspection Brisbane area.

The entry steps leading to the front of the home are unsafe.

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Building inspector noted a Good design for shower hob

Date:
21-12-08
The building inspector noted the clever design by the builder to allow for easy cleaning between the shower screen and the vanity cabinet for this new home..

Clever design by the builder solves a problem for the home owners.

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Brisbane building inspection - Bearer unsupported in this highset home

Date:
26-09-08
The bearer in this highset house is unsupported with the packers installed on a piece of fibre cement not touching the bearer.

The bearer is unsupported and incorrect stump packers are in place.

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Building inspection Brisbane Subsiding pavers

Date:
23-03-12
The pavers in the driveway were sliding down the hill as noted by the Brisbane building inspection. There is also the potential to become a tripping hazard.

The pavers in this driveway are subsiding and may be a tripping hazard.

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Brisbane buildinginspectionTermite Damage to Roof Rafters found

Date:
09-03-10
Termite damage found in roof rafters with further damage found during invasive inspections conducted..

Further damage from termites is possible.

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Pre purchase building inspection Brisbane Ipswich Logan Beaudesert

Date:
30-01-08
During a pre purchase building inspection in Brisbane it was noted that the insulation appeared to have been thrown in and not installed to the manufacturers recommendations.

Insulation not correctly installed as to the manufacturers instructions as noted during the Brisbane pre purchase inspection.

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Hybrid Window Redland Bay new building inspection

Date:
17-12-08
Poor design in the new Redland Bay building has caused the upstairs window to be on the junction between the lower brick and the upper fibre cement sheeting and increases the complexity of water proofing.

Poor design has caused the window placement to be partially over brickwork and wall sheeting in this new building at PC stage building inspection.

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Springfield Lakes Building inspection incomplete render New property

Date:
25-08-08
Render gaps at the flashing of this Springfield Lakes new building inspection at practical completion inspection requires rectification before handover as is allows moisture penetration and is not water proof.

The render was applied leaving gaps at the flashing of this new building in Springfield Lakes that was being inspected at practical completion.

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Building inspector Brisbane - Concrete stump spalling

Date:
17-12-07
Brisbane building inspectors noted the stumps were spalling to this highset house. Some stumps were failing and required replacement.

The concrete stumps are showing signs of spalling.

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Leaking Down pipe - Building inspection Brisbane.

Date:
03-04-08
The downpipe did not fit so it appears that the solution was to intall a larger hole with an angle grinder. This solution has no regard for any building practices or manufacturers recommendations and allows moisture to pond at the footings.

An angle grinder was used to fit this down pipe into the gutter of this building.

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Logan building inspection Bathroom Renovation

Date:
17-04-08
New timbers and sheets noted in the ceiling void indicate a bathroom renovation during the pre-purchase Logan building inspection.

Bathroom renovation indications noted in the ceiling void during the pre-purchase home inspection.

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Logan building inspection Water tank overflow

Date:
13-03-08
During the Logan building inspection it was noted that the water tank had not been installed correctly.

The water tank incorrectly connected.

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Ant Cap compromise found during Brisbane Building inspection .

Date:
15-04-08
During the building inspection it was noted that the ant caps had been cut back thus compromising the termite barrier and may allow termites into the property.

The ant caps have been cut back and are not functioning as designed.

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Damp soil undesirable in the subfloor Brisbane pre purchase inspection

Date:
16-05-13
Damp soil in the subfloor at the footings may cause building movement and encourage termites into the area.

Water was gaining access into the subfloor and was ponding at the footings which may cause footing/building movement

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Plasterboard damage noted during the Building and pest inspections

Date:
10-05-08
Building and pest inspectors did not find any moisture, termite or pests and the cause of this plasterboard damage was undetermined. The vendor did not know either.

Unknow cause of plasterboard damage with no evidence of moisture, termites or other pests.

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Brisbane Building inspector noted Scorched Wall

Date:
03-11-08
The wall beside the stove was scorched and has the potential to become a fire hazard. Building inspector recommends installing a splashback and have a fire blanket and fire estinguisher nearby.

During the unit inspection it was found that the timber wall had been scorched by heat from the stove.

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Logan building and pest inspection Termite mound in roof void

Date:
04-12-09
A huge termite mound was found by one of our preferred pest inspectors during a Logan pest inspection for the home owner. Access was tight and other inspectors had not gained access to the ceiling void for years the owner advised.

Pest inspector found a huge termite mound in the roof void during the pest inspection in the Beaudesert area.

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Brisbane Building inspection Ceiling moisture

Date:
04-04-09
During the pre purchase building inspection moisture stains are noted on the ceiling indicating that moisture is accessing the roof void which normally leads to material deterioration.

Discolouration of the ceiling indicates water penetration.

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Timber & damp soil in subfloor Logan building inspection

Date:
14-05-08
Building inspections Logan -The timber and wet conditions in the subfloor provide a great place for pest and termite habitation. The lack of ant capping provides limits the detection of termite entry to the home.

The owners provided a great place for pest and termites to live comfortably with damp soil in the subfloor as noted by the Logan building & pest inspectors.

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Redland Bay building inspection tide mark on wall

Date:
12-04-08
Building inspection Redland Bay reports water tide mark on the wall of this new building due to poor landscaping and builder had to rectify.

The site was backfalling towards the house causing flooding at the base of the wall to this newly constructed home.

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Logan building and pest termite barrier breach

Date:
01-04-08
building and pest inspectors Logan report on the termite barrier breach where the fence is in contact with the wall and the ground allowing termites access.

The timber fence has direct contact with the house wall which will allow easy access for pest and termites.

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Termite mud trail Logan building and pest inspection

Date:
07-04-08
the termite mud on the stump had been removed before the Logan building and pest inspectors conducted the pre purchase building inspection.

Termite mud trail had been removed from the stump prior to the pre purchase inspection but was still in the building and pest reports or both the building inspector and the pest inspector.

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Logan build and pest inspectors report subfloor rubbish

Date:
24-11-08
Logan building and pest inspectors are always finding carboard, stored timber etc in damp subfloor which encourage termites and vermin.

Timber and cardboard in damp subfloors are very attactive to Queensland termites.

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Wall tiles missing at Brisbane build and pest

Date:
18-12-07
Brisbane unit build & pest with poor maintenance to kitchen splash back.

The vendor was not concerned with maintenance for his unit as noted by the poor presentation to the Brisbane building and pest inspectors.

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Logan building inspector noted Good Tank overflow installation

Date:
02-10-09
Logan building inspector Congratulates the builder. This tank overflow has been installed to prevent moisture ponding at the footings of this new house.

Good tank overflow installation noted by Brisbane building inspector

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Logan building inspection Ant cap compromised

Date:
04-06-14
Logan building inspection The ant capping in the subfloor of the building is not continuous which reduces the chance of active termite entry into the house.

The ant capping has been compromised because it is not continuous in the sub floor.

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Ipswich build & Pest inspection Storm water pipe built in

Date:
14-05-09
The owner builder has built the brick wall around the downpipes duing the closing in of the downstairs section of this highset house as noted by Ipswich building inspector.

The leaking storm water pipe has been built into the wall when the downstairs area had been renovated by the owner builder.

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Lightswich issue solved Brisbane building inspection

Date:
01-08-07
The lightswich interfered with the door closing so the owner solved the issue. The Brisbane building inspector had never in his 30+ years seen this method before.

The light switch was interfering with the door so creative carpentry.

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Brisbane building inspection Home renovation mistake

Date:
24-03-09
During the Brisbane build & pest inspection the recent renovation caused issues with waterproofing as the tap bases are behind the wall and not sealed.

Tap bases were covered by the wall in this home renovation.

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Springfield building and pest inspection previous repairs to walls

Date:
09-03-10
Springfield lakes building & pest noted Previous repairs may be due to damage, pest infestation and or water issues and further investigation is recommended.

Previous repairs that were noted throughout caused by breakage and moisture issues.

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Redbank Plains building inspection Brick distortion

Date:
31-08-07
The Redbank Plains building inspector noted that the corner bricks had blown out at the footings due to Black soil movement.

The bricks have fractured due to soil movement.

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Water penetration - No Flashing installed on the roof vent

Date:
28-03-14
Redland Bay Building inspector found poor flashing in the roof void of this new home at practical completion stage. This would let water in to the roof void.

New house building inspection prior to handover revealed that the plumber had not installed the vent flashing

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Logan building & pest Retaining Wall decay

Date:
28-05-08
Logan building & pest inspectors found that the retaining wall timbers were decayed and pest damaged and the fence was failing.

The retaining wall is decayed and has pest damage.

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Redland Bay building inspection Silicone to bathroom

Date:
07-08-07
The Redland Bay building inspector saw the huge globs of silicone, this bathroom was water damaged & needed re waterproofing.

Blobs of silicone tell a tale.

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Logan building inspectors - No front door sill allows water entry

Date:
01-12-07
There was no front door sill to this property and water entry had cause wood rot to several areas internally. The vendor could have avoided this price reduction by installing a door sill.

There is no door sill to the front door and this has allowed water penetration into the internal areas.

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Raceview build and Pest inspection Ipswich

Date:
31-07-07
Brisbane building inspector path height compromise DPC

The path was installed incorrectly and compromised the damp course.

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Date Stamps - building inspections Brisbane Logan Ipswich Redland Bay

Date:
09-03-10
Brisbane building inspection plasterboard date stamp

Date stamps provide vital information in regards to extensions or renovations to properties for the building and pest inspectors.

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Building and pest inspections Brisbane - Ceiling rubbish

Date:
12-12-08
builders rubbish needs to be removed from the ceiling void. The weight of the roofing tiles may cause the plasterboard to separate from the timber and may cause failure.

Builders Rubbish left in the ceiling must be removed.

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Logan building and pest New timber to bathroom

Date:
07-04-09
During the Logan building inspection new timbers were noted in the ceiling space. The bathroom had been upgraded with a new ceiling installed and warranties were in place.

The new timbers in the roof void showed that a new ceiling had been installed.

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Logan building & pest Joist cut to fit Chimney flue

Date:
28-03-14
The fireplace installers cut the joist and battens to install the flue. This has compromised the structual integrity of the roof frame and rectification is required.

During the fitting of the chimney flue the tradesperson has cut the ceiling joist and battens.

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Brisbane building inspection Illegal down pipe connections

Date:
05-01-08
Our Brisbane building inspector found that the down pipe was illegally connected to the sewer and requires a plumber.

The down pipe is incorrectly connected and will need to be rectified by a plumber.

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Brisbane building inspector - Balustrading Rusting

Date:
09-03-10
Our Brisbane building inspector found rusty balustrading compromises veranda safety for pedestrians

Rust leads to safety issues for balustrading

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Major timber decay - Brisbane building inspection

Date:
17-07-07
Brisbane building inspector found major timber decay to the whole stair structure and deemed unsafe.

The stairs and landing were in a very bad state of timber decay and not fit for purpose.

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Logan Building inspection Rusty carport posts

Date:
27-04-08
The carport is very badly rusted with the rust having eaten the ends off the stumps supporting the structure. The Logan building inspector reported that the structure was to be removed as a matter urgency to prevent failure and injury occurring.

Major rust noted to the carport with the supports not fit for purchase as noted by the Logan building inspector.

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Brisbane Building inspection Cracking to building elements

Date:
11-10-07

Evidence of ground movement is something the building inspector is looking for during his residential inspections.

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New building inspection Brisbane with Mortar in Gutter

Date:
04-03-08
Mortar and other building debris was left in this brand new home as noted by the Brisbane building inspector. This often blocks the water going intot the downpipes and causing backflow often into internal areas.

Mortar and builders debris is often left in gutters and this can have water entry problems for the home owner.

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Logan building inspection findings in ceiling

Date:
24-11-08
Building inspection Logan - The leaves in the ceiling need to be removed as there is the possibility of fire when coming in contact with the downlights. Vermin were also noted to be nesting in leaves in other areas of this house.

Leaves and vermin habitat in the ceiling void as noted by the Logan building inspector

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Logan pre purchase building and pest inspection

Date:
02-07-13
During the Logan pre purchase inspection it was found that termites had been found and treated but no further investigation or repair was undertaken. The damage went much further than the areas treated.

Termite damage was found and treated and left. No repairs or investigation was carried out.

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Building Inspection Logan Termite mound in roof void 2

Date:
04-12-09
Termite mound viewed from the top as found by one of our professional termite inspectors. He did have trouble accessing the roof void but thankfully for the owner that he did.

Termite mound as seen from the top was found during the building and pest inspection

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Logan building inspection roof tile slipped

Date:
01-04-09
Logan building inspection -The roof tile has come away from its intended location and slipped into the valley. Water ingress into the roof void may and had occurred where the tile used to be.

Several roofing tiles have become dislodged from their intended location and have slipped into the valley.

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Ipswich building inspection

Date:
05-03-10
High moisture levels caused by insufficient drainage.

Walls below ground level need to be well waterproofed to prevent moisture entering the areas.

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Building inspection Brisbane Ipswich Logan Beaudesert

Date:
27-06-08
Air vents are installed to ventilate the subfloor to prevent damp conditions which may impact of the health of occupants, cause material deterioration to subfloor members and encourage termites into the area.

Vents are required for ventilation into the subfloor.

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Brisbane Building inspections Poorly Built Sleeper Retaining Wall

Date:
27-05-09
Brisbane building inspections with the retaining wall sleepers attached to the wrong side of the  post and is leaning already.

This is how not to build a sleeper retaining wall if you want it to last.

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Logan building inspection Termite Workings under deck

Date:
19-03-09
Termite workings were noted in the photos take by the building inspector in the area under the deck. This area was very dark and it was only the flash that has highlighted the evidence of termites. The Pest inspector was very happy to have the photo.

The flash of the camera showed up termite workings.

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Brisbane building inspection Corrosion to roof sheeting

Date:
02-01-08
Our Brisbane building inspector found that the lapped sheets have corroded and allowed moisture into the roof void.

End lapped sheets of this Brisbane building have corroded.

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Timber decay

Date:
16-06-08
Our Logan building and pest inspectors both found badly decayed timber in the subfloor of this  old home.

Rotten timber noted under an old heavy bath tub. The tub could have fallen through the floor when full of water.

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The Bottom Chord of the roof truss has been cut

Date:
28-03-14

The bottom chord has been cut to install the air conditioning register and has compromised the structure.

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Gas bottle used internally - Building inspection Brisbane

Date:
27-05-09
During a Brisbane building inspection the inspectors were alarmed to see a gas bottle in the kitchen and was being used for cooking. Gas bottles are not to be used internally.

Short cut to heaven for the unwary as noted by the building and pest inspectors.

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Logan building inspection Timber Defibration

Date:
18-12-07
Timber defibration is cellular timber breakdown and was noted during a Logan building inspection on an old Queenslander style building

Defibration may affect the structural integrity of the roofing members of this old Queenslander style building in the Logan area.

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Logan building inspection Path Dropped

Date:
18-12-07
During the Logan building inspection the path had dropped considerably indicating soil movement.

The path has dropped from it's intended location and may be due to Black soil

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Building inspections Brisbane - Old black electrical wiring

Date:
07-09-08
The building inspector recommended that the old black wiring be assessed for function and safety as it may contribute to a  house fire.

Old black electrical wiring noted to still be in use.

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Logan building and pest inspection - Damp subfloor

Date:
01-04-09
Logan building and pest inspectors found the subfloor of this new property was wet and not fit for purpose

Surface water gaining access to the subfloor of this new home.

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Termite damage noted during the building and pest inspection

Date:
07-06-10
Termite damage noted during the building & pest inspection. An invasive inspection and termite treatment was offered by the pest/ termite inspector/contractor.

Termite damage found during building and pest inspections carried out at the same time.

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Identifying a renovation

Date:
05-03-10
By looking inside a linen cupboard you can usually tell if the house has been renovated since originally built. Often these renovations are not approved, certified and built to the required standards and regulations at the time of the renovation.

Finding out if a renovation has taken place since original contstruction.

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Flashing Seal 1

Date:
21-11-08

Incomplete flashing allows water penetration to internal areas.

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Ant caps cut

Date:
25-03-09

Ant caps have been cut to accomodate batten infills.

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Downpipes not connected

Date:
21-12-07

The downpipes are not connected and are discharging the water onto the ground near the footings.

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Roof Stormwater

Date:
05-03-10
Insufficient stormwater drainange

Ineadequate roof drainage can lead to structural damage

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Building inspector found the Roofing incomplete

Date:
11-04-08
Building inspector found the roofer had left a big hole in the roof and water entry would have been the end result for this new home.

The roofing plumber left a section unfinished of this newly constructed property ready for handover.

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Building inspectin Brisbane - Gaps in roof flashing

Date:
01-09-07
Gap noted in the roof at the flashing and the buidling inspector found evidence of moisture penetration at this point which may lead to decay. A roofer is required to assess and rectify.

Gaps in the roof flashing of the building allows water penetration into the ceiling.

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Fence posts blunder.

Date:
24-03-09
The fence appears to have been installed on the wrong side of the string line and extra long bolts were used to secure it to the posts. This issue may become a legal issue as the fence may have been installed on the neighbours property.

The fence posts needed long bolts to connect them to the fence which is a very good indication that a non professional had installed the fence.

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Movement crack to Brisbane building

Date:
27-08-07
Ground movement and no articulation joints have all contributed to the cracking of the bricks to this Brisbane Building.

There is a large gap between the mortar and the bricks.

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Mould and water stains on the ceiling

Date:
19-09-07
Brisbane/Ipswich build & pest mould issue

Mould and water stains to the ceiling are indicators that the roof is leaking.

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Logan, Brisbane building and pest External soil heights

Date:
22-05-08
Logan building & pest inspectors note external soil heights too heigh

The external soil beside the garage was too high and flooding was a common occurance.

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Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redland Bay, Moreton Bay building inspector

Date:
30-08-07
Brisbane building inspector notes poorly installed air conditioning unit

The air conditioning unit has been poorly installed.

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Oxley building Inspector Suspects handyman wiring

Date:
01-01-53
Oxley building inspector was concerned that the electrical wiring in the ceiling void was conducted by the home owner and was not safe. An electrical inspection is required.

The wiring in this ceiling void of this Oxley property appears to have been done by a handyman and doesn't look very safe.

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Redland Bay New building inspection noted poor skirting

Date:
08-05-09
Redland Bay new building inspection with poorly installed skirting

Poor finish noted to the skirting. It is a wonder the defect was not picked up earlier than just before handover of the new house.

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Building inspection Brisbane - Deck backfall

Date:
17-07-04
The deck slab has been installed in such a way that there is no height difference between the deck and the internal areas and this allowed moisure to gain access into the internal areas and caused damage to the flooring and furniture.

The back fall to the deck allowed for water entry into the house.

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Oxley build and pest note old tree stumps

Date:
17-07-07
Oxley build & pest  found old tree stumps that need to be ground out as the decaying timber may encourage termites into the area and the roots posed a tripping hazard.

Old tree stumps are a great source of food for termites.

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Logan building and pest Rusty Gutter

Date:
27-04-08
Logan building inspector found that the carport gutters were completely rusted out due to leaves and vegetation growing in the gutters.

The gutters have completely rusted away

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Building inspections Brisbane Ipswich Logan Beaudesert

Date:
24-07-08
During the Brisbane building inspection it was noted that the bathroom waterproofing had failed even through the flooring in the bathroom looked great. Underneath tells a different story and major rectification is required to prevent possible injury.

The floor to the underside of the bathroom is noted to be decayed.

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Beenleigh build and pest note trees behind retaining wall

Date:
09-03-10
Tree on retaining wall could be quite costly in the future as it may damage the wall and the drainage as noted by the Beenleigh building inspector

Poor garden planning could lead to a costly rectification of retaining walls and drainage.

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Gable end defect reported Beenleigh Pre Purchase building inspection

Date:
30-09-07
During the Beenleigh building inspection in it was evident by the daylight coming through the gable end that it had not been sealed correctly and there moisture and vermin entry is possible in the ceiling void which may cause damage to other materials.

Water entry is possible at the areas where daylight is noted from in the ceiling void at the gable ends of this Beenleigh property.

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Building inspection Logan

Date:
14-05-09
During the Logan building inspection it was found that the builder installed hinges to the pelmet to allow for easy maintenance to the door rollers etc.  Great work.

During the building inspection in Logan a great cavity slider installation was noted.

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Brisbane building inspection with missing cornice to new unit.

Date:
05-03-08
The  Brisbane building inspector found that the cornice had not been installed above the kitchen cabinets of this new unit. This will allow insects and pest access between the roof and internal areas of the building.

Incomplete plaster work and cornice above the kitchen cabinets as noted by the Brisbane building inspector during the new unit inspection prior to handover.

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Ipswich Building Inspection reported Stump spalling

Date:
13-12-07
Our Ipswich building and pest inspectors found that a stump of the newly renovated property held together by wire. This stump is not supporting the building as designed.

This stump was held together with wire as noted by the Ipswich building Inspector.

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Soffitt Gaps - Building inspection Brisbane

Date:
25-10-07
The building inspection revealed that the builders had not installed the trims to the soffits which will allow vermin habitation into the ceiling void.

Missing trims to the soffitts allow vermin into the ceiling void.

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Termite damage to the Porch post reported by both Brisbane termite & building inspectors

Date:
07-06-10
The Brisbane building and pest inspectors found that the post supporting the porch had major termite damage which may have led to the failure of the porch.

Major termite damage noted to the structural support post of the Porch reported on by both the Brisbane building and pest inspectors

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Brisbane Building inspection revealed un sealed timbers

Date:
06-04-08
Brisbane building inspector recommends the external timbers need to be sealed to provide a good weather proof membrane and prevent material deterioration and is an easy way to look after your property.

All external timber elements must be sealed to prevent decay.

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Corroding Pipes in Redland Bay building inspection

Date:
03-09-07
Our Redland Bay building inspectors check  the hot water systems and often find the pipes are corroded, the overflow going to the base of the wall and installation compromising the termite barrier.

The hot water pipes are noted to be corroded. Note the plumber diverted the hot water overflow correctly.

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Building inspection Logan Ant capping compromise

Date:
21-04-08
Our Logan Build and pest inspectors found that the ant capping was not continuous as termites can get through the gap.

The ant capping has been compromised by leaving a gap between 2 ends of the ant capping.

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Brisbane Building Inspection found the Fire wall compromised by electrical cables.

Date:
09-11-07
Firewall to this unit complex has been compromised by electrical wires being installed through the fire wall and may allow a fire to travel from one individual habitat to the next before the fire services may have control of the fire.

The Firewall to this unit complex has been compromised by electrical wires coming through the fire wall.

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Building inspection Brisbane bathroom waterproofing

Date:
08-08-07
The Brisbane building inspection revealed that the waterproofing under the vanity was incomplete and moisture penetration is possible to other areas and may lead to decay and encourage termites into the area.

The home inspection found incomplete waterproofing in the wet areas which may lead to material deterioration in other areas.

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Brisbane building inspection Roof Strength compromised by cut battens.

Date:
01-05-08
During the Brisbane  building inspection in the roof void the building inspector found that the roof battens had been cut to install the chimney on this 1 year old property and has made the roof not fit for purpose and will void the warranty.

The contractor installing the chimney have cut the battens supporting the roof as noted during the Brisbane building inspection.

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