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DIY Home Inspections – Some Helpful Tips

Whether you’ve just bought a home or have lived there for some time, it’s important to carry out an inspection at least once a year. Whilst we would always recommend engaging a professional, you can still conduct some basic checks yourself to avoid issues getting out of hand resulting in costly repairs. Whilst a DIY inspection can never be

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QLD Vs NSW Builders Licencing and Tertiary Requirements

Every builder looking to get licenced must undergo a rigorous qualification process, but requirements can differ from state to state. Concern over the structural integrity of high-rise developments in NSW has brought to light the differing qualifications and standards between the NSW and QLD building industry. In this blog post, SBDIR will fill you in on the QLD and

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The Value of Termite and Vermin Inspections and Damage Reports

Termites and vermin can appear within the structure of your house or building without warning. All too often the damage goes unobserved, until eventually problems start to present in the form of serious leaks, dry rot, drainage issues and roofing problems to name a few. You can’t put a price on peace of mind, and by engaging SBDIR you

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Dilapidation Reports – Why They are Essential

It is not uncommon for defects to occur in property or land adjoining a construction site. Smart developers will always have a dilapidation survey carried out prior to commencing construction, as this will provide a clearer picture of the condition of the premises nearby to the construction site. Not only is this a precautionary measure, it could also save

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Building or Renovating? Common Defects to Watch Out For

Building a first home, renovating an existing property or making a start on an investment property is an exciting time, but the experience can quickly turn sour if you uncover serious and costly issues upon project completion once the builders have packed up and left. Renovating can add serious value to your property, but if care isn’t taken throughout

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Building Regulations and Insurance – NSW Home Building Act

On the 15th January 2015, some changes were made to the NSW Home Building Act. The most significant changes were regarding warranties provided by home builders. It is important that anyone building a home is aware of the changes as you may otherwise be left open to excessive and unwarranted charges for rectification works. Read on to learn everything

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Building Consultants – A Vital Asset for any Construction Project

Commencing any construction project is always exciting, but it can also be overwhelming at times. Managing builders can be time consuming and stressful, especially if you aren’t used to project management, and that’s exactly where a building consultant can help. No one wants to be dealing with time consuming and potentially costly project setbacks, and by engaging the services

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Drones – A Great Asset to the Construction Industry

Drones have many uses, but nowhere are the benefits more obvious than in the construction industry. Commercial drones equipped with sophisticated imaging technologies are able to give developers a clearer understanding of their site, as well as frequent updates as the build progresses. Recent research has shown that construction is the biggest industry sector for commercial drones, with an

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Simplifying Building Inspections and Enhancing Possibilities

The introduction of drone technology has meant great things for the building and construction industry, allowing us to conduct thorough inspections in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take. But this isn’t the only area to benefit from drone technology, as it is also used to survey bridges and spans such as viaducts and aqueducts, as well

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Condensation – A Comprehensive Overview

National Construction Code Volume 1, Sub Section, Damp and Weatherproofing Part F1.6 references the Australian Standard AS4200.2:2017 Pliable Building Membranes and Underlay. Brick Veneer Construction and timber cladding without ‘Sarking’ or a breathable membrane contribute after several years to the moisture in the cavities being transferred to the insulation and plasterboard causing mould eventually. The NCC volume 2 does

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