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In recent years building cladding has been a dirty word, but as we discuss, using cladding on your building could make a huge difference to your bills and to your resale value. 

This entry was posted in Cladding, Residential, Strata

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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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. 

This entry was posted in Structural repair, Waterproofing

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.
 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Commercial kitchens, Flooring solutions

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.
 

This entry was posted in Commercial Kitchen Floors, Commercial kitchens, Industrial Flooring, Non-slip flooring

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. 

This entry was posted in Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair

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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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

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 and Tricks

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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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

The Lifetime Value of Your Floor

You're in business right? You know the importance of ensuring that your assets work as hard for you as possible.

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

Happy New Year! Welcome back to 2013, a year we hope is profitable, healthy and successful for you all. In the time over the break a few of us discussed the direction the blog should take this year. What we decided was that we want to have a distinct bias towards providing you with more useful information which has practical use for you.

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Buyer Beware - The Pitfalls of Properties with Structural Issues

Things to be aware of when buying a new house or unit

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

There is a saying along the lines of “A man (or woman’s) home is their castle”. I have no idea where the saying originated, but I think many of us can relate just the same. Home is where we feel safe, where everything is in order and where everything just feels right. Whilst we may enjoy this truth on the inside, sadly outside is not always the same. In some instances it is gardening duty and in others, building repair. Sadly, in many instances, Mother Nature works to conspire against dreams of our house being a castle, causing buildings to suffer from the effects of the environment (too often this is combined with poor quality construction methods).

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