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Boost Property Values with 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?

Posted in: Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Tips and Tricks

Strata Schemes need to change. Red building with signs of defects - Remedial Building Services
Owners’ Corporations: Strata Management Unpreparedness

14 August 2023. By Chris Jakovljevic

We are increasingly seeing a rise in complexity, a reduction in the available hours people have to dedicate to their Strata scheme, and an increase in the prevalence of building defects. Something needs to change.

Posted in: News, Strata Management, Structural Building Repair

Balcony safety is paramount. Learn what you need to know
Balcony Safety and Compliance to Code Standards

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

Posted in: Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Strata, Strata Management, Tips and Tricks

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Essential Safety Tips for Working at Heights

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

Posted in: Accreditations, Tips and Tricks, Working at Heights

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Property Maintenance Complexity Explained -For Strata Managers

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.

Posted in: Maintenance, Strata Management, Tips and Tricks

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MMA Flooring Solutions for Food Facilities

26 April 2023. By Goran

Arguably, one of the most important aspects of a commercial food production facility is the flooring surface selected. Factors such as its non-slip rating, longevity, and price will all play a part in why one surface is chosen over another. In this article, we discuss why MMA is often the superior choice.

Posted in: Commercial, Flooring solutions, Non-slip flooring

AWA Tower Roof
Why waterproofing fails

12 March 2023. By Chris Jakovljevic

Even the most durable materials can degrade and lose their effectiveness due to exposure to environmental factors. Read on about waterproofing failures and what you can do!

Posted in: Commercial, Maintenance, Strata Management, Structural Building Repair, Waterproofing

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.

Posted in: Strata, Tips and Tricks, WHS, Working at Heights

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Trust: just as important in building rectification as new construction

20 December 2022. By Chris Jakovljevic

Recently we achieved a 4/5 gold-star rating under the NSW Government’s new rating tool (iCIRT), provided by Equifax. I’m most proud our perfect score of 12/12 for industry conduct.

Posted in: Accreditations, Certification

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A Towering Inferno – Another Cladding Fire

28 September 2022. By Jeff Anderson

A catastrophic building fire has again underscored the need for combustible cladding to be removed from the outside of buildings given just how dangerous it has proven to be once alight.

Posted in: Cladding, Facade upgrades, News, Strata, Strata Management

Epoxy flooring is a safe, durable solution for garage floors
Durable Epoxy Flooring for Garage Floors

16 September 2022. By Goran

An epoxy flooring system is an ideal choice for safeguarding your garage floor and your building occupants. Learn what makes it such an ideal solution.

Posted in: Flooring solutions, Industrial Flooring, Maintenance, Non-slip flooring

Learn why foundation repair should be tackled quickly.
The issue with delaying foundation repairs

17 August 2022. By Chris Jakovljevic

Like most things related to structural repair, deferring repairs on your structural foundations at the first signs of an issue can lead to an escalated mess. Here are our top tips and things to look for.

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