Blogs

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Who we are – A Remedial Building Services Overview

13 May 2021. By Jeff Anderson

You may have noticed (or if you are new to the blog – welcome) our habit in these blogs is to give you a smattering of information about an area we think will add value to you, the reader. We don’t necessarily want to talk about who we are, but in this piece we make an exception. Today, we give you an overview of Remedial.

Posted in: Commercial kitchens, Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Fire upgrades, Flooring solutions, Heritage, Maintenance, Non-slip flooring, Residential

Aparment With Windows And Balconies - Façade Upgrades - Remedial Building Services
Remediation and maintenance tips for Strata Managers

19 April 2021. By Chris

We recognise your struggles as a Strata Manager are real and wanted to take the opportunity to look at some key maintenance considerations which you need to be across. After all, knowing what is important to fix, what is an aesthetic issue only and what will cause ongoing issues is something that not everyone is skilled in.

Balcony - Building Facade - Remedial Building Services
The Ins and Outs of balcony Repair

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.

Posted in: Concrete cancer, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks

Building - Structural Repair - Remedial Building Services
What you need to know about “Project Remediate”

25 March 2021. By Jeff Anderson

As you will be aware from blogs we’ve written in the past, in recent years, cladding has been a hot topic (no pun intended) due to the focus on combustible cladding which has caused a number of high-rise building fires and sadly, numerous deaths. But with Project Remediate the government has made it easier for affected owners and builders to access funds to get the work done - I break it down here.

Posted in: Accreditations, Fire upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management

Damage Window Needs Replacement - Building Repairs And Maintenance - Remedial Building Services
Simple reasons why you should change your external windows and doors

8 March 2021. By Chris

The truth of the matter is, old windows and doors can have detrimental affect on your building for a number of reasons. In this blog we uncover why!

Posted in: Commercial, Facade upgrades, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Window replacement

Popped Tiling - Flooring Solutions - Remedial Building Services
Understanding why tiles are not a suitable commercial kitchen flooring solution

1 March 2021. By Goran

In this article we’ll examine the disadvantages of tiled surfaces in commercial kitchens and other food preparation areas such as delicatessens, because the truth is, not all flooring options are suitable for a commercial kitchen!

Structural Damage - Structural Problems In Building - Remedial Building Services
When should a Remedial Engineer be consulted

12 February 2021. By Jeff Anderson

Engineering is a diverse discipline. Covering everything from fluids, to aerospace, to chemical engineering, to structural and even building remediation, engineering is part of everyday life. So, it should come as no surprise that you cannot just rely on any type of engineer when it comes to getting assistance to determine the rectification required on your building.

Posted in: Commercial, Concrete cancer, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

Building Windows - Façade Upgrade - Remedial Building Services
The difference between a Handyman, Builder and Remedial Building Specialist.

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.

Posted in: Commercial, Facade upgrades, Fire upgrades, Home warranty insurance, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Strata Management, Structural repair, Tips and Tricks, Window replacement

Flashing Failures - Building Maintenance - Remedial Building Services
Water leaks are not always from faulty membrane

19 January 2021. By Simon

Based on statistics, 80 percent of building defects are attributed to water leaks and consequential damages yet water proofing only accounts for just 1 percent of the building costs. In this blog we discuss what you need to know about the role flashings play in waterproofing a building

Posted in: Cladding, Commercial, Concrete cancer, Residential, Strata Management, Structural repair

Building - Structural Repair - Remedial Building Services
Building upgrade using Cladding

14 December 2020. By Hamish Anderson

In recent years building cladding has been a dirty word, but as we discuss, using cladding on your building could make a huge difference to your bills and to your resale value.

Posted in: Cladding, Residential, Strata

Treating Steel Corrosion to Stop Structural Issues - Remedial Building Services
Treating Steel Corrosion

23 November 2020. By

When it comes to structural repair, we share a lot about the approach to take, things to consider, tips to use and so forth, but rarely do we get under the hood and look at what is involved with treating the cause - until today!

Posted in: Concrete cancer, Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata Management

Paint Bubbling Sign Of Hidden Water Damage - Building Water Leaks - Remedial Building Services
Painting a building is a process, Not a solution

16 November 2020. By Simon Austin

A lick of paint should never be seen as a solution to structural issues. Rather, it is just part of a process. In this blog we break down why painting is not the sole means to a better structure.

Posted in: Facade upgrades, Maintenance, Residential, Strata, Structural repair

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