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Look at some costly building issues and compliance requirements discovered through recent inspections.

Be warned that if these building defects go undetected, potentially they could be very expensive.

Poor installation of hot water system
Poor installation of Hot Water System
This water heater has been installed on an unstable timber base - and on a sloping surface.
Termite damaged rafter
Termite damaged rafter
Termites have destroyed the structural integrity of the roof frame and urgent repairs are required.
         
Leaking bathroom floor
Leaking bathroom floor
Bathroom floor appears to have a defective waterproof membrane. An expensive maintenance job with the potential for structural damage and pest attack.
 
Timber framing code breach
Timber framing code breach
Technically this framing detail does not comply with the Timber Framing Code.
 
Timber shingles used as retaining wall
Timber shingles used as retaining wall
These lightweight shingles are not structurally sound for this purpose.
         
Low sub floor clearance
Subfloor
Sub floor has low clearance. Bearing has no structural integrity on rocks. No ant caps to stop termite invasion.
 
Unstable structure
Structure
Notch out to joist. Unstable rock pier. No ant caps.
 
Potential termite risk
Formwork
Formwork acting as a termite highway.
         

The photographs show safety issues in traffic areas. They highlight the potential for serious accident.

While not shown here, other examples of safety issues include uneven stairs and floors, broken tiles and concrete and inadequate swimming enclosures which can all cause serious accident.

 
Windowsill - safety risk
Windowsill - safety risk
You can see from the height of the bed that this second storey windowsill is a safety risk.
 
Non-safety glass used in stairwell
Non-safety glass and low balustrades
Safety glass should be used in all traffic areas. Children love to run down staircases!

A visual building inspection will help identify any breaches in Building Standards and Codes.

Get all the fact about your property investment. Contact Informed Building Reports to make an appointment for your visual building inspection now.
 

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