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Simple reasons why you should change your external windows and doors

The truth of the matter is, old windows and doors can have detrimental affect on your building for a number of reasons. In this blog we uncover why!

This entry was posted in Commercial, Facade upgrades, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Window replacement

The difference between a Handyman, Builder and Remedial Building Specialist.

Our digital agency once said to us when explaining a concept to us "Everyone can brush their teeth, but it doesn't make you a dentist". Today we explain what our role as remediation specialists means. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Facade upgrades, Fire upgrades, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks, Window replacement

Treating Steel Corrosion When it comes to structural repair, we share a lot about the approach to take, things to consider, tips to use and so forth, but rarely do we get under the hood and look at what is involved with treating the cause - until today!

This entry was posted in Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

Painting a building is a process, Not a solution A lick of paint should never be seen as a solution to structural issues. Rather, it is just part of a process. In this blog we break down why painting is not the sole means to a better structure. 

This entry was posted in Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Structural repair

Building Cladding – Your responsibilities as an owner When it comes to building cladding what are your obligations, what do you need to do, know and by when does it all need to happen? In this piece we break it all down for you including when you need to register your building.

This entry was posted in Commercial, Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

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

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

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 and Tricks

A Guide to Appointing the right Structural Repair Specialist In the situation that you do need to hire a structural repair specialist, it is important that you find the right one, but knowing what to look for – for something you have little experience with – in a contractor can be somewhat overwhelming. To help make life that little bit easier, we have put together a cheat-sheet on hiring a structural repair specialist.
 

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

Boosting the Value of Apartment and Office Buildings with Façade Upgrades First impressions count. When people are looking for an apartment to live in or an office space to buy or rent, they will look for buildings with attractive, safe-looking modern facades first.

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