2017

How to minimise maintenance and repair costs of apartment living

The cost of maintaining an apartment and common areas can be high if your building maintenance requirements are not properly assessed. …

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The unique challenges of renovating an apartment (& how to handle them)

Given that apartments typically occupy a smaller footprint than a house, they are generally a lot easier to transform and renovate …

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Greener, sustainable buildings

The building industry in Australia is undergoing a remarkable transformation with the highly successful NABERS rating system for cleaner, greener buildings being …

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Unhappy with your neighbours?

Even if you don’t necessarily want to socialise with your neighbours, it is nonetheless important to have a good relationship with …

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How to select your fire safety assessor as per NSW law

Choosing who will do the annual or supplementary fire safety assessments for your building is a big responsibility. As stated by …

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Cladding – a hot topic gets hotter

Recently we reported on combustible cladding and its role in the devastating London Grenfell Tower tragedy. Following state-based investigations by inter-government …

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Don’t miss your chance to review your by-laws

If you want to change your building’s rules or by-laws, act now. The 30 November 2017 deadline to review your by-laws …

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Electricity prices skyrocket

The steep rise in electricity costs in Australia is leading many residents to experience a degree of financial hardship.
The Australian Competition …

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Strata levies: how much should I pay?

Paying strata levies is a key aspect of strata community living as it ensures common property is maintained by all owners. …

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Industry insights: Living in a mixed-use development

Getting the right mix, published in the Leader Community Newspapers’ Building Blocks section.

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