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Is Your Balcony Safe and BCA-Compliant? Whilst less reported, incidents of falling have become more prevalent than drowning in the pool or the bath. In this blog I talk about the Building Code of Australia’s requirements in keeping  your building’s balcony and balustrades safe and compliant with the standards so you don't contribute to the statistics!

This entry was posted in Residential, Strata, Structural repair, Tips

Top 10 Most Misinterpreted Terms in Structural Repair Structural repair is hardly a new industry nor new concept, but in recent years, the phrase “structural repair” has become almost commonplace. Because of this, Remedial has compiled the ten most common terms that are often misinterpreted or misused by people outside the structural repair industry. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Maintenance, Structural repair

How to Clean Your Resin Floor Properly Does your business site have a resin floor and you're not sure how to clean it? If so, then read on, as we cover off all you need to know to ensure you get the most from your floor. 

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You may not realise it, but the type of flooring you have in your workplace can be a factor in maintaining both the productivity and the welfare of your employees. Don’t believe us? Think about having carpet in a toilet block, or cold, raw concrete without matts behind your bar or in your production facility.
In this post we discuss flooring with a focus on the importance of the right Non-slip rating

This entry was posted in Commercial, Flooring solutions, Non-slip flooring

Advantages of Replacing Faulty and Old Windows Did you know the replacement of windows could yield one of the highest returns on your large residential, commercial, or industrial building? New windows are designed to not only insulate against the weather, but also provide better acoustic performance allowing you to save money on heating and cooling plus as relevant, charge a premium as required for resale or rental.

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Strata, Window replacement

Looking For Specialists in Large Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structural Repair? As with all things in life, there are specialists for most things. We are specialists in larger structures – we understand them, we know what is required to fix their issues and we have the equipment and capacity to perform the required work. Learn what the difference is between structural repair for larger buildings vs smaller ones. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Concrete cancer, Residential, Strata, Structural repair

Three Things You Should Know About Flooring Ultimately, each type of flooring option has its own merits and there is not a single type that is ideally suited for all conditions, especially since floors serve different purposes in different types of buildings. In this blog, our head of flooring gives you three tips to help you understand why different floors need different solutions. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Commercial kitchens, Flooring solutions, Non-slip flooring

Like all elements of a building, over time they need maintenance repairs or even replacement. In this blog we discuss the many aesthetic, practical and functional reasons why you should consider upgrading your windows.

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Strata, Window replacement

Tinted Render Vs Painted Render Thinking of redecorating or giving your property a face-lift?  Then you might consider rendering your brick walls, or painting an existing rendered surface. What some people do not realise is that there are two key decorative options which can be considered.  

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Residential, Strata

It can be a daunting task understanding roles and responsibilities in strata building maintenance. Does the load solely fall on the Owners Corporation? Should it fall under the remit of the building manager (if that role even exists) And what roles do strata managers and tenants play? Take a look through this blog to learn more about who does what.

This entry was posted in Commercial, Maintenance, Residential, Strata

Concrete repair and building in general can be a complex subject. Many terms are sefl explanatory, though many others are less so. In this piece we steer clear of  some of the more well used terms and focus on the terms which are used less often, but which are good to know. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Tips

Covering up a potential Fire Hazard As evidenced by high-profile fires in the last three years at Grenfell Tower (London), Lacrosse Docklands
(Melbourne) and the Torch Tower (Dubai), non-compliant fire panels – the type which have been used
extensively in Australia and around the world – represent a major fire hazard which can lead to multiple
deaths when a fire does start within the building.

This entry was posted in Cladding, Fire upgrades, Strata, Structural repair

While home or property owners see the need for repairs and maintenance, the cost for of undertaking preventative structural analysis can be high and is likely to put many people off. But the cost of doing so may surprise people. 
Usually people wait until damage becomes serious enough to be apparent and cause other issues, by which time the damage is done and extensive works are required. In doing this, what could have been a relatively small captical expenditure becomes something much more significant. 

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Leaking pipes are one of the most significant issues property managers need to action immediately, yet despite acting promptly, the effects of leaking pipes can last well beyond the time they were leaking. In fact, the greatest threat of water seepage to structural integrity is when moisture has reached the building's steel frame, which is part of the structure's foundation. 

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Bricks remain one of the most interesting and beautiful building materials today, yet despite being hardy they are not impervious to the effects of time and weather. Nor are they able to always withstand the pressures put on them from structural movements of the slab or building around them. When they crack however, there is a solution. Come learn about Crack Stitching. 

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One of the most difficult things to maintain in a restaurant or commercial kitchen is high-quality standards for cleanliness. Too often, under the stress of delivering great service, employees neglect routine hygiene in production areas. But the truth is in reality, it simply can’t be ignored.

This entry was posted in Flooring solutions, Maintenance, Non-slip flooring

Structural Foundation Issues: What Are They and How They Can be Resolved Like your own general health, the best way to protect your building is to undertake routine checkups and maintenace. This allows you to notice when things start to look different and quickly identify issues which may need attention. We've put together a guide to help you notice key signs and what to do about them. 

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Strata, Structural repair, Tips

Fire Upgrades for Building Code Compliance If you're issued with a Fire upgrade order, or are just looking to update your building so it is in line with the code, there are a number of considerations you need to be aware of. In this piece we discuss what they are and what you need to be aware of. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Fire upgrades, Residential, Strata

The advantages of Carbon Fibre During the design phase, determinations for the load-bearing capacity of a slab is mandatory considertion. However, through the process of time, a change in the intended use of the slab can mean the load-bearing capacity may no longer be adequate. In this instance carbon fibre can be a very quick and cost effective solution. 

This entry was posted in Carbon fibre, Commercial, Structural repair

Issues caused by Waterproofing failure and what you can do Whilst waterproofing issues are almost to be expected in older buildings, we are undertaking an increasing amount of work in newer buildings where, during the initial building process the builders and/or their contractors have overlooked specific structural requirements that have caused ongoing issues. Here are a few things you can look out for. 

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Structural repair, Waterproofing

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