What are the initial ‘red flag’ signs to look out for when buying a plaster home in NZ?
Not all plaster homes leak, but some have a higher probability of leaking based on design.
Here are the 9 most common design faults that have contributed to the leaky building problem in NZ. Match number on diagram below…
- Parapets and flat roofs
- Roof to wall junctions
- Pergola fixings
- Handrail fixings
- Lack of flashings to windows and penetrations
- Decks over living areas
- Balustrade to deck or balustrade to wall junctions
- Clearances at bottom of claddings
- Level of ground outside is above interior floor level
If you are unsure what you’re getting yourself into when buying a home in NZ, let us inspect the house for you. We have detected many leaking problems in homes… so get experience on your side today!
(Thanks to the NZ government website for the above diagram)