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A Tale of 2 Renovations


This week we had the opportunity to do inspections on two renovated houses the 1st house is a 1970  build, and this has had a total makeover. The 2nd was constructed Between 1910 and 1920 and has had a full makeover as well. The quality of both of these renovations is excellent, and the standard of finish is high.

What we are going to compare the properties from the perspective of deciding to purchase. The 1970s is a brick veneer with a metal roof with an attached garage. The 2nd is a 1910 home that has been raised on steel peers and enclosed with a single garage underneath.

Meter box no sticker

Meter box no sticker

From the building inspectors report, 1970 home has a little bit of cracking visible on the external render and comes with an engineering certificate with the recommendation to have additional piers installed. Internally both houses have been renovated and lined with gyprock and outfitted with modern appliances. Turning to the 1970s home by searching through the Internet, we were able to find photos of the home pre-renovation. What we found was that in the 1st level of the home that had previously been just a cavernous area underneath the main body of the house there had been expansion joints visible in the slab had been poured infill. What this means is that without treatment, termites may gain entry into the building. There is no evidence that the slab are suitably waterproofed and have had their termite treatments installed. The slab shows signs of cracking and movement. No treatment sticker located.



When we look at the Queensland style house we can see that there is evidence of waterproofing around the exterior and visibly see the termite protection in the form of a plastic blanket and besides there is a treatment certificate verifying the installation. Readily presented was all the documentation from the local councils and certifier again confirming the renovation completed in a compliant manner.

Internally both properties had a minor leak one in the kitchen of one home and one in the vanity of the 2nd these were easily repaired and would cause no long-term problem.


Lastly, when we came to the roof void, the 1970s home had no roof access the manhole and been gyprock over and was not available for access. In contrast, the Queensland home had a purpose-built manhole installed in the ensuite, which allowed easy access to the roof space allowing a full and thorough investigation. Having this manhole in place allowed from electrical maintenance when necessary.


Both of the properties were rated in “above average condition”. Given the opportunity, there is no reason why I would not buy either property myself. The quality of workmanship is high, quality of the renovation is high, and there is no apparent deviation from the building code of Australia for either property. In our reports, we would make the recommendations that all certification be viewed and copied especially for the 1970s property the main reason for this is that when you go to on-sell this property the incoming purchaser will require certification. If the renovation hasn’t been done in a compliant manner, then without that certification you have no recourse to the QBCC.

No access to structural timbers support under deck

No access to structural timbers support under deck

At the time of writing this, no documentation had been received with regards to the 1970s build and the purchase is continuing.

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Building and Pest Inspections During Wet Weather


One of the most commonly asked questions during periods of rain is it a good time to do a building inspection and pest inspection. I believe it is the best time as you can identify any leaks, wet areas, the overland flow of water. And if the water flows away quickly from the house and generally de-waters the property. You are also able to see if guttering and downpipes are sufficient for your needs if there is any backup water pipes or blocked pipes.

During the last few weeks, Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs have been inundated with large volumes of rain. This inclement weather has impacted beneficially on our ability to do quality building inspections. The rain has made any opportunity for a leak occur in an element of a building whether it be the roof the windows exterior walls gutters and downpipes there has been sufficient wet weather to enable these leaks to present.

Even in my own home, a leak presented where an extension abutted up to the old dwelling. On investigation I found that the weathering and scribing on the metal sheeting (though an excellent job was done) still enabled water to be pushed back in and into the house proper.

I was able to determine that when the new roof was installed the tradespeople had used a small amount of silicon over screw holes and around the scribing. Over time with the effects of weathering, heat shrinking and expanding this silicon now allowed water entry.


What I did was use Silver Tack to seal the holes and make a semi-permanent repair. Semi-permanent I expect to get 8 to 10 years without any problem.

During building inspections in times of wet weather, it is very hazardous to climb on top of a roof and would most certainly contravene health and safety regulations. We can climb inside the roof void during this time, and you can see any water ingress, that may take the advantage of gaining access through holes and metal roofing or cracked in tile roofing.


Cracked roof tile located during a building inspection

By using a thermal camera inside though we do not have access to the roof covering because of health and safety issues, we are easily able to determine water leaks even in skillion or cathedral roof areas where there usually is no access at all. The variation in temperature caused by water is readily discovered by using a thermal camera.


Water leaks visible with thermal during a building inspection

During a building Inspection and pest inspection it is the ideal time to do the examination of the gutters and downpipes and general yard drainage. During periods of wet weather, the gutters will show any leaks quite readily. If they are prone to blockage by leaves, we will see overflowing gutters and downpipes that have water backing up into the gutters or even water bubbling out of the base of the downpipes where they have been broken or blocked. It is part of a building inspection and pest inspection to try to determine if the flow of water around the house ensures that no water is directed to external walls or underneath the house. When you inspect the home during periods of dry weather you are not fully able to determine that water is directed away from the house and water is not gaining entry via weep holes or pooling of ponding on the outside of the building. During dry weather building inspector and pest inspector can only look for tell-tale signs of water against the house staining, moss growing or soft and sunken soil areas but during wet weather we can see exactly what’s happening with the drainage.


Water overflowing From blocked downpipes during a building inspection

Water escaping gutters during a building inspection

During the extended period of dry weather and subsequent water shortages and restrictions in Brisbane In the early 2000’s a lot of homes put in water tanks to capture access rainwater. We can see the impact of these rainwater tanks their overflows during periods of wet weather, and if there is the possibility, they will impact negatively on the structure by directing water against the side of the building increasing the moisture in the soil near the building. And sometimes it is just as simple as seeing if the plumbing is adequate around water tanks.

In homes where there are subfloors when doing a building inspection and pest inspection, we can determine if there is water ingress under the house or if there is drainage issues where water moves through the soil or in worst-case scenarios the overland flow of water directly underneath all these items will impact on the long-term use of a house. Normally we can only see the results of water flowing under the house may be some erosion discolouration of soil or a damp, musty smell but during rain periods we can easily recognise if drainage is an issue.


Water escaping gutters during a building inspection

It is a regular occurrence when we were doing building inspection and pest inspections for Twinspectors to use thermal image camera, which can readily show up any moisture leaks from ceiling areas in and around windows.

Sometimes the design of the house has an impact on how waterproof a home may be, and at your building inspection and pest inspection the inspector will be looking at the exterior cladding, commenting on window flashings if not visible, door flashings if required investigating the waterproofing methods of the exterior sheeting. in modern homes, the eve is not giving protection to the external walls. Modern homes also use large sheets by the Blue Board or Hardyflex as the exterior cladding the joins in these areas need to be well sealed, and sometimes timber is used as a decorative cover these timbers will decay over time allowed water entry. Again the use of thermal cameras and moisture metres during building inspections will readily discover these leaks during a thorough building inspection  and pest inspection.

During a building inspection downpipe leaks could readily be seen, with water flowing down the outside increasing the moisture on the outside walls. Windows and doors showed signs of water penetration around flashings, especially in areas where there was no eves present.

When you are doing Building inspections internally during wet weather, you can confirm a multitude of possible wet areas. For example, there may be a water stain to the roof void on the gyprock during periods of dry weather we can report on the stain. Still, we are unable to accurately determine if the possible or previous water leak has been repaired. During periods of rain if it is leaking the thermal cameras will quickly determine if moisture is present.

Seals around doors and windows or incorrectly fitted flashings will become very evident during wet weather and easily identified. Whereat other times no evidence may present all we may rely on tell-tale signs when determining if a leak has previously occurred. These are things like water staining evidence of drip line down the walls evidence of mould or again that musty smell.

Building and pest inspections are best done during inclement weather

One of the main difficulties with doing Buildings inspection during periods of sustained fair or good weather is that you are unable to determine whether water stains watermarks decay or other evidence of water ingress is current or has it been repaired. A watermark on timber will remain there forever and the water may have occurred during construction or it may have occurred during the last period of heavy weather.

Sometimes repairs are evident; tiles have been replaced or resealed roof tiles have been recoated. There may be evidence of repairs by the installation of silicon, black tar or other waterproofing compounds.

Heavy rain aids in identifying whether water is directed against the side or underneath a dwelling. It is very important that water doesn’t run under or around structures; this will soften the soil and allow for unintended movement in the footings or foundations which will cause doors to jam windows to stick possibly even cracking on brickwork or gyprock.

Internally when doing a building inspection and pest inspection during periods of wet weather, it is not uncommon to find elevated moisture under Windows or along skirting boards of external walls. This elevated moisture is generally because of poor or inadequate flashing around the windows and inside the walls on a lot of occasions is because water has been allowed to enter via weep holes. Neither of these would be visible during dry periods.

I am an owner of a Building Inspection and Pest Inspection Business and I would advise any prospective purchaser to have their building inspection and pest inspection undertaken during the worst possible weather because one of the things I’ve found in all the time of been doing this job is that 99% of all problems occur for 2 reasons one too much water around the house or to little.

In this article I have concentrated on the building side of the building inspection and pest inspection but there is also the pest side, and during periods of extended wet weather in high humidity termites become very active, and the soft damp soil makes their foraging a lot easier. Hence evidence of termites in dry weather can readily turn to active termites in rainy weather, and these can easily be found.



The General Inspection Requirements

general inspection requirements

In this section, we can talk about the general requirements of an inspection and the scope of an inspection. You will find that various standards, codes of practice are minimum documents and are useful in making decisions about the purchase of the property. There are other reasons why inspections are undertaken and maybe because the property is rented and they wish to have a maintenance inspection and may be subject to finance and require evaluation.

Various states have their own requirements bylaws or standards for inspections, and it is not my intention to include this in this general overview of inspections.

Residential buildings come in many forms from a multiunit high-rise to freestanding houses, semi-detached villas or even the modern townhouse. In Queensland, it is the requirement that a building inspector is a licensed builder and have the relevant professional indemnity insurance in place.

Codes of practice, building standards and inspection standards contained guidance and information and usually contain various appendices that include the required or integral part of an inspection and other areas for information only. For example, poor subfloor drainage would be an integral part of a report. Where a leaky cistern would be for your information only. Also, various other inspection reports may be required for example A Pest Inspection Report, Electrical Inspection Report, Plumbing and Drainage Report and even a copy of the original plans from the council have value in ascertaining what alterations have been done to a building. These additional reports supply information that may not be readily available to a building inspector but may cause you serious expense in the future. For example, a per goal that has been attached to the house though not certified by the local council may for all intensive purposes be well constructed but will cost you many thousands of dollars to have it approved by the Council.

As I had pointed out in the earlier article, we are not there to identify illegal or unauthorised building work or non-compliant work. Our report is divided into two distinct parts the identification of the dwelling/building and the report. The identification of the building talks about the style, the type of cladding, roof cladding construction type peers and the other various elements of the building. It is not meant to be empiric as the builder may describe various surfaces by common names then it is possible to completely misidentify what they are. This identification is more about letting the client or purchaser know about the style of the house. The report goes into details about the various elements and areas of the structure.

Included in the reports all in the report agreements are definitions of the various areas, the types of defects, various building elements, limitations various defects and significant items and even defines the various sections of the house.

Inspection is normally done of all areas that are accessible given the limitations of height and the ability to gain entry. Manholes or ceiling access points must be of a certain size and height, as with subfloor men access must allow a minimum height and crawlspace. Where reasonable access is unavailable, this should be documented and possibly excluded or a recommendation to gain access.

The inspector will understand, and into super limitations to the inspection, these are usually included in the pre-inspection agreement but again they may not cover all items. For example, aggressive dogs in the backyard and may not allow full inspection of the exterior, locked garages or sheds restrict inspections. Where possible our inspectors will try to make you aware of the significance of these limiting factors.

It is important that the inspections be undertaken as early in the purchasing process as possible as it may be necessary for additional inspections to be undertaken or additional areas to be opened for the inspection to be completed. This allows you sufficient time to gather all the information on the property to make an informed decision. There may be additional charges, especially where other specialists are involved for example the electrician or plumber. Or if it’s something as simple as a locked bedroom arrangements can be made where the inspectors in the area to return and possibly no charge involved.

In the next section of this series of blogs, I will go into the various types of defects whether they be major, minor safety. I will try to define them for you and put in perspective with regards to report.

Again this blog is for general information only and cannot be relied upon for the interpretation of a report, standard or code of practice.

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Why an Australian Standard for a Building And Pest Inspection

licensed inspectors

Why an Australian standard for a building and pest inspection, in Queensland building and pest inspections are done in line with the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007, the purchase of a home especially a first-time Buyer is a serious decision and must be sustained with an understanding of the condition of the property. Impartial and unprejudiced advice is required to make possible knowledgeable decisions.

The standard implies that the inspection by a licensed and qualified builder by its nature will be a personal assessment of the circumstances of your new home or building. As we are not Certifiers, we are not here to objectively assess the structure. And it goes without saying that different inspectors or even possibly the same inspector may reach different scenarios as to the condition of your new home or building. The Australian standard 4349.1-2007 informs us that it is seeking a balance between consistency of outcomes, the limitations of time and cost yet still giving the flexibility required to report on different and sometimes many types of homes and buildings.

The inspection of the building or new home is not restricted to prepurchase or presale but may have other interested parties, for example, an investor may be looking at the report for valuation, a real estate agent may be looking at it from a risk assessment point of view before taking on the rental. You should remember that the Australian Standard 4349.1-2007 sets out the minimum requirements for inspections.

There is an expectation that any inspection carried out under the standard will be combined with specialist inspections reports of elements of the structure that are not part of the standard these will include Timber pest inspections-termites borers, fungal decay and moisture. An electrician would be required to inspect the wiring and ensure that residual current devices are present (safety switch)

Plumbers, roof tilers, structural engineers and air-conditioning specialists are other types of’s special inspections that may be required.

Common sense would dictate that the building inspections and other associated inspections be completed early in the buying process thus enabling the purchaser to understand the property’s condition and hence make a well-informed decision if to carry on with the purchase.

On occasions, the vendor (the seller) commissions the building inspection reports to streamline the sales process and rectify any defects.

There are significant limitations to the Standard; significantly you need to understand that any report prepared in line with Australian standard 4349.1-2007 is not a “certification of compliance”. It will not prevent problems occurring in the future and will not locate or identify building work that is not or does not comply with building codes or regulations.

Australian standard 4349.1-2007 requires that inspection agreement is entered into before the inspection and will define the purpose, the scope and how the client accepts and commissions the inspection. Notations of any change to the purpose or scope of the inspection are to be noted.

In Queensland, The Queensland Building and Construction Commission is the body that licensed completed building inspections. It is a requirement to have professional indemnity insurance in place. Please note it is not part of the inspection to report on easements zoning covenants et cetera. Your legal representative is the person to seek an explanation about title and ownership.

In general terms, the scope of the inspection is the identification of major defects and form a view about the condition generally of the building. Estimation of cost of rectification is not required when the inspection is done to this standard. Where the client requests and estimation cost this estimate is based on the inspectors own experience and standard industry costs. Remembering the dependability of the costs and guide only. Seeking additional quotations for specific work including the extent is another method of establishing the costs of rectification or even a quantity surveyor will give an estimate of the cost of repair.

All available areas of the structure should be inspected, and where access is restricted or not reasonable, these should be excluded from the inspection nor will they form part of the inspection. Access and the right of entry to the dwelling or building are normally arranged by the purchaser or the purchases agent. It is not uncommon for us to arrange with the agent on your behalf time of the inspection as this removes the unnecessary telephone tag that may occur in seeking suitable times.

It is fundamental that the client understands that there will be limitations to the inspections. Having said that it would not be unreasonable to request the vendor to make access available when the limitations of the inspection have been removed.

The minimum expected under the standard is a report on major defects, safety defects and minor defects are reported on generally. At Twinspectors we exceed the minimum standard and endeavour to report on minor defects that we consider may influence your decision to continue with the purchase. All safety issues will be reported on as a major defect. We will endeavour to include these defects in our report in such a way that any major defect or safety issue cannot easily be overlooked.

The litmus test in our reports is that we are comparing buildings of a similar type of construction with similar age of construction in acceptable condition with an adequate maintenance program during the life of the building. And it is irrelevant whether the building complies with the current Australian Standard regulations, codes or acts that are in force at the time of the inspection. Reminding you that we are not certifiers and we are not there to report on illegal building work.

The building is to be compared with a structure that was constructed by the building practice at the time of construction and has been maintained as there has been no noteworthy loss of strength and utility.

Our inspectors are fully licensed builders with current licenses, Twinspectors is licensed to do building and pest inspections with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. We have our professional indemnity insurances in place as well is adequate WorkCover policy. Where possible Twinspectors is an equal opportunity employer.

I will continue with this series of articles trying to simplify what we do in an inspection and why, it is not a comprehensive document, and we are only talking in layman’s terms removing any jargon. If you have questions, please call Twinspectors, and we will endeavour to answer them. In the next article what we review the areas that to be inspected, and I will include limitations where possible.

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Balconies and Decks Safety Guidelines


It has become very popular in Queensland because of our temperate climate to incorporate outdoor entertainment areas/outdoor living areas. These renovations in older homes generally will incorporate deck or veranda, or in the case of new homes, the designs include alfresco dining areas as well as decks and balconies.

There have been serious injuries and deaths in Queensland from deck collapse and failure. This article may assist with safety inspections of decks and other external structures that in the event of a collapse are of sufficient height to put family members and friends at risk.

Owners are obligated to ensure their decks and balconies are safe always. All balconies will fail at some stage either because of poor design for construction or simply badly maintained.

The impact emotionally, legally and financially can be enormous for homeowners.

What makes balconies and decks unsafe?

Badly designed and poorly maintained balconies and decks are a danger and will cause possible serious injury or death to loved ones, colleagues or friends.

Different things may affect the safety of a balcony or deck over its lifetime.

Termite and Borers

Attack by insects such as termites and borers will affect the strength and condition of timbers.

Wet Rot

Timber that is constantly moist, weather by constant or continuous contact with the ground or another timber member with moisture present.

The result of sea spray

The corrosive effects of being near the coastline can affect unprotected structures and building elements including reinforced steel and fixings such as bolts and fixing plates.


Decks are not designed to hold large water features, spas, large heavy barbecue equipment and exercise equipment.

Is my structure safe and will I need to……

  • Check to see if your balcony and deck has been designed and erected correctly.
  • It is possible to get the building approvals and plans from your local council and maybe compare them to the actual structure. Inspection by an engineer (structural) or a suitably qualified builder.
  • Materials that can deteriorate should be inspected yearly to identify any potential problems. Bolts and screws can loosen and corrode over time.

If not protected, timber can be susceptible to insect attack and decay. However treated timbers do provide resistance for an extended period they still will require maintenance and regular inspection. Rot and decay is a particular danger and correctly applied stain, or paint finish will restrict moisture or water entry through the faces of timber, but gaps and joins and end grain that are exposed provide access for moisture to penetrate.

These are some of the risk factors and what to look out for:

  • Water pooling on the deck or balcony surface.
  • Balustrading that is not directly fixed to the main support structure-fixed to the balcony or deck surface.
  • Loose or inadequately fixed solid balustrades and balustrades fixings at wall junctions.
  • Exterior cladding that terminates against a balcony deck may contribute to decay or rot.
  • Support members and connections that are covered by cladding or lining boards that are fixed to the balcony or deck.
  • Excessive bearer lengths without support posts or columns.

Timber balconies and decks

  • 20 years or more would be a reasonable life expectation of a timber balcony or deck that is well maintained.
  • Look for changes in the structural members. Has the timber moved from its intended position either by warping or bending or cupping?
  • Moisture causes discolouration in timbers this moisture will lead to decayed timbers these should be probed using a sharp knife or screwdriver. The feel of decayed timbers is soft and spongy.
  • Handrails and balustrades need to be checked to ensure that the fittings aren’t corroded, loose or badly installed. Physically pushing and pulling balustrades and handrails to ensure they are secure.
  • If possible physically pushing the main supporting beams or joists to detect any movement is one means of properly ensuring the deck is fixed to the building.
  • If possible, check under the deck look at the base of timber posts and the connections to beams for rot. Again, check all fixings, brackets and bolts for signs of rust and that they are firmly attached. Ensure that water cannot pool at the base of any support structure or wall. Floor joists that are fixed between beams require careful visual inspection and possibly maintenance. Where this occurs look for steel plates or manufactured hanger brackets again check fixings that they have rusted and become loose.
  • While underneath probe timbers with a sharp object screwdriver or knife for deterioration especially at joins.
  • In older constructions, Oregon or untreated pine may have been used and are not suitable for construction of balconies and decks these timbers are very susceptible to termite attack and decay. If these timbers have been used a regular and thorough maintenance schedule must be employed or consider replacing the timbers with products that are more resistant or sustainable.
  • Timber support posts are attached using proprietary metal brackets (galvanised) or stirrups with adequate clearance from the concrete footing to protect against insect attack and rot/decay. Whether it’s timber (with steel stirrup) or steel posts they must be embedded in concrete and securely anchored to the foundation.

Concrete balconies

  • The expected life of a concrete balcony is between 40 and 50 years. The deterioration in concrete balconies is not as obvious as those in timber. Corrosion in the reinforcement (steel cancer) occurs when small cracks in the concrete surface allow moisture to penetrate, these cracks may look harmless.
  • Look for signs of movement or leaning this may indicate a problem.
  • Under the balcony look for rust stains or steel that is exposed.
  • Physically push and pull handrails and balustrades to ensure they have not become loose or corroded or simply unstable.
  • Where there is flaking concrete or cracking concrete, this may indicate a serious problem and needs to be examined by a structural engineer or licensed builder.



The material in this article provides general advice, guidance and information. About any particular concern, you must seek appropriate professional advice from an engineer or registered builder the writer of this article expressly disclaim liability, negligence or otherwise, for any omission or act as a result of reliance on this article or any consequence. All decks and balustrade must have regular, thorough inspections. Neglect to do so may result in death or injury and financial loss.


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The Importance of Pre-sale Inspections

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Imagine buying or investing in a property only to find that it was full of termites or had structural damage. Wouldn’t you be more inclined to buy a property that had already had a pre-sale inspection that had passed with flying colours? For home owners wanting to sell their property, it is important to have a building, pest and pool pre-sale inspections professional to check your home over and give it the all clear. Not only will it give potential buyers peace of mind, it will give you a better chance of selling it quicker than a home that hasn’t had any pre-sale inspection carried out on it.

Having a building and pest inspections professional in Brisbane carry out a thorough pre-sale inspection on your property is important, not just for yourself, but for potential buyers as well. Knowing that a home is more solid and secure as well as pest free is a bonus. If your home has a pool, then obtaining a pool safety certificate will be an even better step towards selling your home, knowing that your pool is in compliance with the new pool safety regulations that were brought in on December 1st, 2010.

A pre-sale inspection can find any problems, which can be fixed before the sale of your home. When a potential buyer finds problems with a home through an inspection, they have the right to demand that these are fixed before the sale goes through, otherwise they can back out of the deal which will lose you the sale. It is always wise to have a pre-sale inspection done and have any problems fixed in order to avoid losing the sale. When you are looking at selling your home, these are all things that you need to take into consideration in order to make sure you successfully sell your home.

There are many things they look for when doing a pre-sale building and pest inspection in Brisbane, such as leaky pipes, shoddy splash backs, poor ventilation, cracked toilet pans, rotting fences, signs of water penetration through walls. All of these things mentioned are just a small part of an inspection. There are many different things that they look at including structural damage or incorrect building such as misaligned door frames among other things such as window frames.

So if you are looking at selling your home and would like the advantage over other homes for sale in your area, then having a pre-sale inspection done on your home will give you that advantage, especially if your home passes with flying colours.