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.
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.
2 August 2021. By Chris Jakovljevic
Make the time – or allocate someone else to – to undertake routine checks and plan for regular maintenance. This allows you to identify issues sooner and in doing so, mitigate ongoing costs, problems and inconveniences which would otherwise affect the building and the occupants of it.
12 April 2021. By Simon
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.
25 January 2021. By Jeff Anderson
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.
22 May 2020. By Goran
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.
26 March 2020. By Goran
If you are looking to open a new club, restaurant or café, the fitout can be a very exciting time. Where to put the furniture, deciding on the lighting, the speakers all the way down to the paints and colours. The kitchen which is the workhorse of the operations may be fitted out with the latest and best equipment, but in this article, we’re going to share with why the right selection for your commercial kitchen flooring needs to be a top consideration when setting budgets and designing your space.
26 July 2019. By Jeff Anderson
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.
9 July 2019. By Jeff
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!
Concrete repair and building in general can be a complex subject. Many terms are sefl explanatory, though many others are less so. In this piece we steer clear of some of the more well used terms and focus on the terms which are used less often, but which are good to know.
28 September 2018. By Jeff
Leaking pipes are one of the most significant issues property managers need to action immediately, yet despite acting promptly, the effects of leaking pipes can last well beyond the time they were leaking. In fact, the greatest threat of water seepage to structural integrity is when moisture has reached the building's steel frame, which is part of the structure's foundation.