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Unsealed timber and plasterboard at practical completion of new building

By |2018-12-06T01:17:18+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: New building examples|

Our building inspector finds many buildings that he is inspecting at practical completion stage or just after handover with unpainted timber and plasterboard. This is not industry standard and not to the manufacturers recommendations. The majority of the areas internally are in cupboards such as robes and linens, on top of doors and windows and in [...]

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No back blocks installed to new building in Brisbane

By |2018-12-12T01:51:53+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: New building examples|Tags: |

Our Brisbane building inspector found that the back blocking has not been installed to the manufacturers installation instructions and recommendations for a level 4 or 5 finish in this newly constructed building at practical completion stage. Back blocking minimises joint deformity and cracking. Further information is available from the Australian Standards 2589.1 and the QBCC Plasterboard [...]

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Builders rubbish in gutters of New building at Practical completion

By |2018-12-06T01:59:37+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: New building examples|

During the new building inspection at practical completion stage nearly box of screws and other rubbish was noted in the gutters. The builders are meant to remove all treated timber, mortar, nails, screws and other rubbish form the gutters so that the debris does not cause the gutters to rust and does not impede their function. [...]

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Paving around a house – Brisbane

By |2018-12-09T22:34:27+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: New building examples|

An apron of paving of 900mm is recommended around the building, with a fall away of 50mm in the first metre. If the path is falling towards the house than this will allow water to pond at the footings. Our Brisbane building inspector finds many paths back falling towards the building and this is also on [...]

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