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What do Icebergs and Concrete Spalling Have in Common? What do icenbergs and concete cancer have in common? The fact that under the surface there is a lot more than you can see (90% or so), ready to rip the strength out of your structure. In this piece we uncover what you need to know and explain what to do about it. 

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The dangerous side of lockdowns for Repairs

As reported in The Domain during the first lock down, trades such as ours which provide Building repairs and maintenance were prevented or limited from attending sites to fix issues within the building. 

What few realised is that this would have effect those buildings with structural repair requirements. In this blog we explain why. 

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Fun Fact: Planning your floors could save you money Whether it is a non-slip floor, hygienic matting, or floors for cleanroom facilities - the options are more expansive than ever when it comes to your industrial floor. Today we deep dive to provide insight on what you need to know.

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When You Need Commercial Flooring

When it comes to flooring, here is the truth: Just because something works in a residential setting there is no guarantee that it will work well in a commercial space. Learn why and find out what you need to know.

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Uses of Torch On Waterproof Membranes

Waterproofing comes in different forms and is used for different purposes. But one of the more resilient types is Torch-On Membrane — applied under the intense heat of a flame. Today we disect torch on membranes so you know what you need to know. 

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Seven Building Trends Shaping the Future Of Australian Construction

Recent events aside (fire and COVID-19) over the last few years, the commercial building industry has experienced significant growth, owed in large to demand, technological advancements and a shift in project management techniques.
We think that there are 7 key events which are affecting the industry as a whole at the moment and which are likely to be shaping influences in the years to come.

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

Main Considerations When Choosing the Best Solution for an Industrial Floor

The flooring needs of industrial and large commercial spaces are entirely different from public buildings. Time after time, we have seen the importance of choosing the right and its role in maximising performance and enhancing safety in production facilities.

This entry was posted in Industrial Flooring, Non-slip flooring

Renovate, Don't Detonate: Five Ways to Improve the Aesthetics of Your Apartment Building

Preserving your apartment building’s aesthetics not only improves your structure’s value but also provides your occupants with excellent quality of life and peace of mind. Learn how to enhance your apartment’s building facade in this latest blog.

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Characteristics of a High Quality Commercial Kitchen Floor

When it comes to building and then fitting out a commercial kitchen, we know that very few people/companies have an unlimited budget. You're looking to find optimal solutions that help you produce great quality food at a price you can afford.
But as we have discussed before it all has to start with the floor. In this blog we take a look at the characteristics which lead to a commercial kitchen floor that stands the test of time.
 

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Why Concrete Spalling is Worse on Ocean-Front Apartments

Last blog we talked about the role strata managers have in helping fight off concrete cancer. In this piece we discuss how ocean-side apartments potentially have it worse and specifically dissect why, living near the beach may affect your property. In fact, we will help you understand why the probability of concrete cancer is higher in structures by the sea than those salt-free locations.

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A Strata Manager’s Guide to Building Maintenance According to the most recent figures available, in Australia approximately 9% of the population live in an apartment spread out over some 2.6-million strata lots.
For those of you who manage these residents and buildings (estimated at around 4,300 full-time, dedicated and hardworking strata managers), you know how much work is involved in staying on top of things.

This is a go-to guide on concrete cancer repair and other building maintenance to-dos that strata managers can take advantage of.

 

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Flooring Considerations for Your Commercial Kitchen Fit-Out Costs

If you are looking to open a new club, restaurant or café, the fitout can be a very exciting time. Where to put the furniture, deciding on the lighting, the speakers all the way down to the paints and colours. The kitchen which is the workhorse of the operations may be fitted out with the latest and best equipment, but in this article, we’re going to share with why the right selection for your commercial kitchen flooring needs to be a top consideration when setting budgets and designing your space. 
 

This entry was posted in Commercial Kitchen Floors, Kitchen Floors, Tips and Tricks

Sustainable Building Construction: Looking at the Future

Love her or hate her, people like Greta Thunberg are forcing people to talk about sustainability and the environment and this is in turn forcing industries to consider change. So how is the construction sector keeping up with calls for sustainability? We’re going to dive into it and give you some insight.

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Why Dycem Floors Are a Better Choice for Your Facility Here’s a little know fact, but one which can have significant bearing on your business; one of the factors that affects your product yield and your staff’s productivity is the type of flooring installed in your facility. Find out why Dycem non-slip mats are your best option.
 

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The Most Common Concrete Cancer Causes Discover what causes structural steel to corrode and learn about the most suitable concrete cancer treatment for your building.

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Why a small job may be bigger than you think Many people think that small repair jobs are straightforward and easy to repair. However, whilst they are sometimes, at other times, what people see as a negligible flaw or something minor can actually be a cause for concern. The trick is to know what to look for. Let's break it down in this blog for you. 

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Dealing with Building Defects - A legal snapshot We all too often see the ramifications that delaying the required works can cause when everything gets caught up in arguing over who to blame, so we thought it useful to explain a few key points as regards building disputes and will look at your legal rights when it comes to fixing defective building work.

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The Severity of Rust Stains

The presence of rust is a manifestation of corrosion, a potentially serious issue which can lead to structural issues. Because rust is a swelling on the metal, it pushes the surrounding materials outwards, causing more moisture to get in which thereby weakens the strength of the structural material. Thus, much like the iceberg that sank the titanic, if you only look at the parts you see, you will miss the devastation that awaits under the surface.

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

Different Types of Commercial Waterproofing

In this blog, we want to provide you with an overview of different issues caused by water and then provide insights into the different methodologies/options available to you for the protection of those areas subjected to water.

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Structural Repair vs General Repair Not all buildings are the same and thus, no two “repair jobs” are the same. Sometimes a simple piece of handyman work will suffice, other times, there is need for structural repair. What we want to do, is help you distinguish between structural repair and general repair as the two terms are not interchangeable really.
And we write it to serve as a guide for owners and building managers to identify when to call for general repairs and which building conditions are deemed appropriate to call in structural repair specialists – like Remedial Building Services.

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Residential, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

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