Building inspection Brisbane - handrail to stairs

Date:
12-09-17
building inspection Brisbane handrail step safety

A handrail has been installed to the steps of this new property at practical completion stage.

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Building inspection Brisbane no handrail

Date:
12-09-17
building inspection Brisbane no handrail

This new property is ready for handover and the steps have loose gravel and there is no handrail

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Building inspections Brisbane poor rafter repair

Date:
07-09-17
building inspections Brisbane poor repaired rafter

The rafter damage has been poorly repaired

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Building and pest inspection Brisbane termite mound in robe

Date:
05-09-17
building and pest inspection Brisbane termite mound

A large termite mound was found the bedroom robe that was not often used.

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building inspection Logan termite in manhole

Date:
24-08-17
The Logan building inspectors  termite nest in roof void.

Access to the roof void was impeded by the termite mound.

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Building inspection Brisbane wall cracking

Date:
06-07-17
Building inspection Brisbane brick wall cracking

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

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Build and pest inspection Logan Tank install

Date:
12-06-17
Logan build and pest inspection Illegal tank installation

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 Brisbane QLD

Date:
30-05-17
New building inspection Brisbane unsealed timbers

Brisbane 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 good valley gutter

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

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New Building inspection Ipswich roofing poorly installed

Date:
11-05-17
New building inspection Ipswich poor valley gutter

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

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New building inspection Brisbane isolation joints missing

Date:
24-02-17
Logan new building inspection no isolation joints

The isolation joints have not been installed around the downpipes

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new building inspection Logan - air conditioning unit out of level

Date:
24-02-17
Logan building inspector a/c out of level

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

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Building inspection Brisbane fence failures

Date:
16-02-17
building inspection Brisbane fence failure

Fence failure from incorrect usage of non durable timbers

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building inspection Logan New fence failure

Date:
16-02-17
Building inspection Logan loose palings new fence

Non durable timbers cause fence failure on this recently constructed fence in Logan

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Building inspection Ipswich with added structures on the fences

Date:
16-02-17
Building and pest Ipswich clothesline on fence

Live loading on fences causing damage to the fence

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Building inspection Logan fence leaning over

Date:
16-02-17
building inspection Logan fence falling over

Structural failure of the fence due to poor work practice was noted during the building inspection in Logan

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Logan building inspection fence issues

Date:
16-02-17
Logan building inspection fence fail

Premature fence failure from poor construction methods

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Ipswich building inspection fence maintenance

Date:
16-02-17
Ipswich building & pest fence maintenance

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 inspection Logan yard gully high

This is an interesting way of installing the yard gully.

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Building and pest inspection Logan termite damage

Date:
31-08-16
Building and pest inspection Logan cyrpus termite damage

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 termites attacked Cyprus timbers

Termite damage to the Cyprus walls in the house.

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Logan building inspection fence leaning

Date:
07-06-16
Building inspection Logan fence leaning

The fence is on quite a lean

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New building inspection Logan defective work

Date:
09-05-16
new building inspection Logan render incomplete

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
New building inspection Brisbane temporary downpipes after handover

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

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New building inspection Brisbane water in subfloor

Date:
17-03-16
new building inspection Brisbane water in subfloor

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

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New building inspection Brisbane - Incomplete door installation

Date:
16-03-16
new building inspection Brisbane incomplete work

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

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Building inspection Brisbane Laundry leak

Date:
10-02-16
building inspection brisbane high ceiling moisture under laundry

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

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Building inspection Logan roof void access

Date:
10-02-16
Building and pest inspection logan conduit limits access

The solar fouls the access to the ceiling void.

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New building inspection Logan

Date:
15-01-16
New building inspection Logan eaves failure

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

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New building inspection Brisbane truss cut

Date:
15-01-16
new building inspection Brisbane cut roof truss

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
building and pest inspection Logan painted termite damage

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

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Building inspection Logan electrical unsafe

Date:
16-12-15
Building inspection logan power outlet hanging off

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

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Building inspections Logan - carport rusted

Date:
16-12-15
Building inspection Logan Major rust to carport

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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Build and pest Brisbane

Date:
16-12-15
build and pest Brisbane middle section of down pipe missing

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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build and pest Brisbane - step decay

Date:
10-12-15
build and pest Brisbane inspectors found major step decay and steps deemed unsafe

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
Building inspection Brisbane BBQ inside

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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New Building Inspection Brisbane Barrier breach

Date:
30-06-15
New building inspection Brisbane barrier breach

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

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New Building inspection Redland Bay - voids in render

Date:
30-06-15
New building inspection Redland Bay Poor render installation

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

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New building Inspection Brisbane -Practical Completion

Date:
17-06-15
New Building inspection Brisbane eaves stop end gap

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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Building inspectors Logan-moisture to internal wall

Date:
12-05-15
Building inspectors Logan moisture on internal/external wall

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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building inspections Brisbane - damage to window reveal

Date:
12-05-15
Building inspections Logan window reveal moisture damage

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 not painted

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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Redland Bay new building inspection Hybrid Window

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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Building inspection Brisbane - Wet soil in the subfloor

Date:
16-05-13
Building inspection Brisbane wet soil in the subfloor

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

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Building inspections Brisbane - plasterboard damage

Date:
10-05-08
Building inspections Brisbane-Plasterboard damage

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
Logan build and pest inspection termite mound in roof

Pest inspector found a huge termite mound in the roof void during the pest inspection in the Logan 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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Building inspection Logan - timber and wet subfloor issues

Date:
14-05-08
Building inspections Logan -The timber and wet soil in the subfloor

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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Building inspection Redland Bay 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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Building inspection Logan - termite barrier breach

Date:
01-04-08
building inspection Logan termite barrier breach

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

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Building inspections Logan - Termite mud trail

Date:
07-04-08
Building inspections Logan termite mud rubbed off stump

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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Building inspection Logan 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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Building inspection Brisbane - tiles missing to splashback

Date:
18-12-07
Building inspections Brisbane missing tiles to splashback

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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Building inspector Logan noted Good Tank overflow installation

Date:
02-10-09
Building inspector Logan Congratulates the builder.

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
Building inspection Ipswich stormwater pipe built in the wall

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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Building inspection Brisbane Light switch issue solved

Date:
01-08-07
Building inspection Brisbane switch interference fixed.

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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Building inspection Brisbane - poor plasterboard repair

Date:
09-03-10
Building inspection brisbane poor plasterboard repairs

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

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building inspection Brisbane - brick distortion

Date:
31-08-07
Building inspections Brisbane brick fracture

The bricks have fractured due to soil movement.

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Redland Bay Building inspection- poor flashing install

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 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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Logan Building inspection - 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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Building inspection Brisbane roof timbers cut

Date:
28-03-14
The bottom chord timbers have been cut to install an air conditioning unit and has compromised the roof structure during the building inspection in Brisbane

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 Logan building and pest inspection

Date:
07-06-10
Termite damage noted during the Logan 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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Redland Bay building and pest 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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Building inspection Brisbane - poor flashing seal at Practical Completion

Date:
21-11-08
Brisbane building inspection requires flashing sealing

Incomplete flashing allows water penetration to internal areas of this new building.

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Logan build and pest inspection Ant caps cut

Date:
25-03-09
During the Logan building and pest inspection  it was noted that the ant capping had been cut allowing termites easy access

Ant caps have been cut to accommodate batten infills and will allow easy access for the termites

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Building inspection Logan - Downpipes not connected

Date:
21-12-07
During the Logan building and pest inspection it was noted that the downpipes had not been connected and allowed water to pond at the footings causing decay and termite entry

The downpipes are not connected and are discharging the water on the footings

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Building and pest Logan- Roof Storm water

Date:
05-03-10
Build and pest inspection Logan roof drainage

Ineadequate roof drainage can lead to structural damage

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Building inspector Logan Roofing incomplete

Date:
11-04-08
Building inspector Logan with Large hole in the roof

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

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Building inspection Brisbane - Gaps in roof flashing

Date:
01-09-07
Building inspection Brisbane gaps inn roof flashing

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

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Logan building and pest inspector -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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Building inspection Brisbane movement cracking

Date:
27-08-07
Building inspection Brisbane cracking caused by ground movement.

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

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Building inspections Brisbane with mouldy ceiling

Date:
19-09-07
Building inspections Brisbane mould issue noted to the ceiling.

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

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building inspection Brisbane External soil heights

Date:
22-05-08
Building inspection Brisbane external soil too high on garage wall

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
Building inspection Brisbane - poor a/c installation

The air conditioning unit has been poorly installed.

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Building Inspector Brisbane - Suspects handyman wiring

Date:
18-10-17
Building inspection Brisbane - suspect electrical installation

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

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New building inspection Redland Bay - poor skirting

Date:
08-05-09
new building inspection Redland Bay 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 moisture 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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Brisbane build and pest note old tree stumps

Date:
17-07-07
Brisbane 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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Building and pest Logan Rusty Gutter

Date:
27-04-08
building inspector Logan gutters rusted out due to leaves

The gutters have completely rusted away

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Building inspections Brisbane

Date:
24-07-08
Building inspection Brisbane bathroom leak in subfloor

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

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Build and pest Brisbane - trees behind retaining wall

Date:
09-03-10
Beenleigh-build-and-pest-tree-on-retaining-wall

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

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Building inspections Brisbane

Date:
30-09-07
Building inspections Brisbane flashing leak

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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New building inspection Brisbane with missing cornice

Date:
05-03-08
New building inspection Brisbane with cornice missing

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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Building inspections Brisbane prior to sale

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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Build and pest Brisbane - Termite damage Porch post

Date:
07-06-10
The build and pest Brisbane 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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Building inspections Brisbane - un sealed timbers

Date:
06-04-08
building inspections Brisbane sealing required to timbers

All external timber elements must be sealed to prevent decay.

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Building inspection Redland Bay - Corroding Pipes

Date:
03-09-07
building inspection Redland bay hot water pipes corroded

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

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Building and pest 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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Building Inspection Brisbane - Fire wall compromised by electrical cables.

Date:
09-11-07
Building inspection Brisbane Firewall to this unit complex has been compromised by wires being installed through the fire wall and may allow a fire to travel from one individual habitat to the next unit.

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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building inspections Brisbane Roof Strength compromised by cut battens.

Date:
01-05-08
Building inspections Brisbane cut battens compromised roof performance

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

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