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Enhancing Property Values – Rendering Options

2 January 2024. By Simon Austin

Naked brickwork is making a comeback. However, owners of older buildings that used less decorative and aesthetic brick options may want to consider alternatives to a brick facade and consider rendering. But do you paint it or tint it? What is better?

Balcony safety is paramount. Learn what you need to know
Ensuring your Balcony is Safe and Compliant to the Code

4 July 2023. By Chris Jakovljevic

A study released in 2020 found that over a 22 year period (1998-2019) there were 381 falls from balconies and windows. Often these were due to non-compliant balconies. In this blog we discuss what you need to know about balcony safety and upgrades

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Working at Heights – What you need to know

26 June 2023. By Lorna

Australian work culture has for too long propagated a “Don’t be a wimp” attitude, which has seen employees chided for taking risk precautions. We do not subscribe to this in any shape or form and believe creating a safe work environment should be the top priority for any employer or contractor; especially true when working at heights. Read on

Delays to undertaking repairs can lead to complications, increased repair costs (because things get worse) and lead to longer repair times as the damage is more extensive
Shining a Light on the Complexity of Property Maintenance: What Building & Strata Managers Should Know

18 May 2023. By Jeff Anderson

Inside tips regarding of the roles and responsibilities of strata managers and landlords when it comes to repairs, maintenance and property damage in New South Wales.

Our safe-work approach is lead by management
Australia leads the world in WHS

25 January 2023. By Jeff Anderson

At Remedial, we take Workplace Health and Safety very seriously — Workplace safety is everyone's job. Recently we were surprised to see just how far ahead of the world we are when it comes to WHS.

Use our Commercial Building Maintenance Checklist to help you stay on top of your structural repair needs
Commercial Building Maintenance Checklist

26 April 2022. By Lubosh

Preventative maintenance is also called facility maintenance. We've compiled a checklist of proactive building maintenance tasks that will help you ensure you undertake maintenance and checks proactively and that assets are in optimal working condition.

Delays to undertaking repairs can lead to complications, increased repair costs (because things get worse) and lead to longer repair times as the damage is more extensive
What is Deferred Maintenance: Why Time is a Factor in Repair Work

30 November 2021. By Jeff Anderson

The problem as regards the absence of consistent, proactive repairs, is that funds end up being diverted to the increased costs associated with deferred maintenance each year. In this blog I break down why attending to repairs early is clever business.

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What is HBCF? What you need to know

1 November 2021. By Jeff Anderson

In the last 20 years or so, we have noted a rise in the number of projects we are contracted to do under insurance - specifically HBCF claims. But what is the HBCF and what do you need to know? I cover it off in this article.

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Why projects sometimes have contract variations

20 October 2021. By Chris Jakovljevic

Despite the planning, despite precautions, best practice and despite ongoing communication, projects often are hit with unforeseen circumstances. We take a look at why projects have variations and what you need to know.

When you choose a commercial or warehouse floor, you need to get it right
Understanding flooring terminology

29 September 2021. By Goran

Once a floor starts to degrade its a slippery slope (pun intended) often resulting in loss of trade, workplace accidents or unhygienic surfaces. In this article, we take a look at some common flooring terms and help you understand the different options out there.

Learn more about fire safety upgrades and what you need to know to stay compliant
What you need to know about Fire safety upgrades

25 August 2021. By Jeff Anderson

The shifting sands of the Australian Building Code mean that what you may have known about fire safety in buildings a few years ago might be different today. In this piece we dissect fire safety and tell you what you need know.

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Scheduled Facilities Management: Industrial & Production Part 2

11 August 2021. By Goran

In the blog last week we covered off things to consider and look out for in buildings, so this week, we thought we would deviate slightly and look at the role of a facilities manager with particular emphasis on flooring maintenance, and the role flooring plays in the industrial sector.