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Who we are - A Remedial Building Services Overview You may have noticed (or if you are new to the blog – welcome) our habit in these blogs is to give you a smattering of information about an area we think will add value to you, the reader. We don’t necessarily want to talk about who we are, but in this piece we make an exception. Today, we give you an overview of Remedial.

This entry was posted in Commercial kitchens, Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Fire upgrades, Flooring solutions, Heritage, Maintenance, Non-slip flooring, Residential

Remediation and maintenance tips for Strata Managers We recognise your struggles as a Strata Manager are real and wanted to take the opportunity to look at some key maintenance considerations which you need to be across. After all, knowing what is important to fix, what is an aesthetic issue only and what will cause ongoing issues is something that not everyone is skilled in. 

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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

Understanding why tiles are not a suitable commercial kitchen flooring solution In this article we’ll examine the disadvantages of tiled surfaces in commercial kitchens and other food preparation areas such as delicatessens, because the truth is, not all flooring options are suitable for a commercial kitchen!

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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

On the  floor with the Liquor Industry

We thought we'd share some of the rigours that the alcohol production industry place on their floors and the considerations that must be given with regards to selecting the right one, and what your options are. 

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

Don't Drop the ball on Drips When you see the tell-tale signs of a water leak inside your building, more often than not, the damage you are seeing is massively understating what is actually happening. In this blog we discuss the causes and issues to look out for so you can fix thnigs before they get out of hand. 

This entry was posted in Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair, Waterproofing

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

Treatment of Concrete Cancer Ever wondered what causes it, or how concrete cancer repair is undertaken? Ever thought to yourself, I wish i knew how to identify it? Well read on, we uncover (pun intended) what you need to know.

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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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