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The Ins and Outs of balcony Repair Our advice to owner occupiers, building managers and strata managers is this: Keep an eye out for obvious signs of balcony disrepair. It may be nothing, but having an engineer or structural repair specialist attend earlier than later could go a long way to minimising the damage and thus minimising the cost of repair.
 

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

What you need to know about As you will be aware from blogs we’ve written in the past, in recent years, cladding has been a hot topic (no pun intended) due to the focus on combustible cladding which has caused a number of high-rise building fires and sadly, numerous deaths.
But with Project Remediate the government has made it easier for affected owners and builders to access funds to get the work done - I break it down here. 
 

This entry was posted in Accreditations, Fire upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management

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

When should a Remedial Engineer be consulted

Engineering is a diverse discipline. Covering everything from fluids, to aerospace, to chemical engineering, to structural and even building remediation, engineering is part of everyday life. So, it should come as no surprise that you cannot just rely on any type of engineer when it comes to getting assistance to determine the rectification required on your building. 

This entry was posted in Commercial, Concrete cancer, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

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

Water leaks are not always from faulty membrane

Based on statistics, 80 percent of building defects are attributed to water leaks and consequential damages yet water proofing only accounts for just 1 percent of the building costs. In this blog we discuss what you need to know about the role flashings play in waterproofing a building

 

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

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

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

The many ways Remedial can help with BCA compliance

As a specialist repair company much of the work we offer spans multiple components of the BCA. So we thought we would give you a quick snapshot into the areas you can call on our team to help

This entry was posted in Cladding, Commercial, Commercial kitchens, Concrete cancer, Fire upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management, 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

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

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.

This entry was posted in Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Tips and Tricks

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

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

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 and Tricks

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

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

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

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