Do Smoke Alarm’s expire?

If no expiry dates are present on your existing smoke alarm and there is no installation paperwork, there is a strong chance they are out of date. All smoke alarms and detectors have a used by date, this includes each hard-wired alarm having an expiration date. Smoke alarms are required to be replaced every 10 […]

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Asbestos within Fire Doors Explained

In older Strata Scheme buildings, the query often arises regarding Asbestos exposure risk issues to be considered when replacing door handle sets, or undertaking door repairs associated with older Fire Doors. In such cases, a fire services company is often engaged who selects two random unit doors for asbestos testing. They normally remove the door […]

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Concrete Cancer could cost you your building

What an emotive term… ’Concrete Cancer’ like the human kind, it can kill the building if not stopped. Concrete cancer is rust – specifically within reinforcing steel. So how does it happen; how is it identified and how can you stop it in its tracks? Why is concrete and steel used so often in construction? […]

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Why You Should Have a 10-Year Sinking Fund Plan

As a strata owner, expenses can creep up on you unexpectedly unless your Owners Corporation has a good 10-year sinking fund plan in place.  What makes a good plan? A good 10-year sinking fund plan will comprehensively document how an Owners Corporation will repair and maintain common property for the next decade, as well as […]

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