If you’re wondering what that chalky white substance building up on your brick walls or outdoor pavers is, there’s a word for it: efflorescence. It sounds pretty, but efflorescence is an ugly problem for building owners and managers. In a
In Australia it seems like everyone’s an expert on renovations. We all rate different contestants on The Block … and secretly think we could do better than any of them. Commercial renovations are a different ballpark. Imagine a reality show
Sadly, every year in Australia, 50 children are injured in falls from balconies. And in 2019 the tragic death of teenager Charlie Scott was the third time in seven years that Schoolies Week saw a balcony fall end in an
As a Director of Core4, a busy commercial property maintenance and facilities management company, I’m often asked for referrals to reliable local contractors in Brisbane. To me, picking the right contractor is like selecting the right person for a job.
Last week the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) warned the public about a Brisbane building certifier who lost his certification licence for various unsatisfactory practices. His dodgy activities included missing vital steps in certifying fire safety systems. That really
It’s that phone call or email that every unit owner or body corporate manager dreads. Bob at unit 9 has just noticed a “bit of mould” on the bathroom ceiling (who knows how long it’s been there!) Jen from the
The Queensland lifestyle is the envy of other states. But recent storms and cyclones gave us a wake‑up call, causing $6 billion in damage. With the Gold Coast and Sunny Coast prime sites for storm insurance claims, Queensland SES and
The Queensland Government is consulting the community on proposed changes to Body Corporate legislation. Topics like property damage and insurance are covered, so it’s important you have your say! Share your views by 1 December 2019, and for more information