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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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Polyurethane & Silicone vs Polymer: Why Choose Polymer?

Silicone and polyurethane based products have long been the go-to choice for sealing, as they can be used on most substrates and work effectively in a variety of conditions. They come in handy for filling joints and ensuring a water tight seal, and they provide a neat and tidy finishing touch to any construction project. For these reasons, tradies

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Thermography for Building Defects Reveals Serious Problems

A simple visual inspection is not enough to early identify the presence of termites, pests and vermin. Often, once you see the signs of pest infestation, it’s already too late or the pests have already done serious sanitary issues and structural damages. That’s why a Thermographic Inspection is usually performed for early identification. This technology allows for reading the

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Project Home Builders, House and Land Package Builders, and Non Payers

Within the last 4 months I have seen what can only be described as consistent breaches of home construction on a large scale. On average each home I’ve looked at had some 15 major structural and installation defects and 20-30 minor defects. The companies that built these build absolute rubbish and that is being polite. This is my blog

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Why Good Ventilation is Not Enough to Stop Mould Growth

Open the windows more often. Keep the exhaust fans running. These are the most common advice you’ll hear about stopping mould growth. However, these ventilation tips are not enough to stop the moulds from harming your health. It’s especially the case with people who have asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions. They are vulnerable to the spores being produced

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