About Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

Do those Balustrades look a little unsafe to you? Get an overview on Australian Standards for Balustrades here and ensure safety first for you and your family.
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Ask the Inspector, Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections, House Exterior, House Interior

Does Your Potential New Home Meet Australian Standards For Balustrades?

Why are there Australian Standards for Balustrades? Whilst balustrading can be decorative, the main purpose is to protect users from falls.  Balustrades and other barriers are installed for the safety of users of stairways, ramps,...

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Australian Building Code bracing requirements ensure the structural integrity of your home. We explain structural bracing basics here.
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Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips, Building Inspections

Does Your New Home Meet Building Code Bracing Requirements?

If you’re planning on purchasing a new home, there are certain important things that you should know before you sign on the dotted line. One of those is whether the property you’re considering meets...

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Is your concrete driveway up to the job? Read about Australian concrete driveway specifications here – is your driveway thick enough?
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Allotment, Ask the Inspector, Building Inspections

What are the Concrete Driveway Specifications in Australia?

Thinking of adding a new concrete driveway? Specifications in Australia apply. The National Construction Code 2019 and Australian Standard AS3600 regulate the construction of concrete structures on properties.  This includes the installation of pathways...

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