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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fibre cement cladding
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Building Inspections, House Exterior

Fibre Cement Cladding Problems Your Building Inspector May Find

Buying or own property in Brisbane and considering renovating?  There is a fair chance the house will contain fibre cement cladding, either externally or internally.  A fibre cement cladding inspection will identify any problems...

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Ask the Inspector, Building Inspection Tips, House Exterior

Are Weatherboard Houses a Good Investment?

There are two key kinds of weatherboard houses available on the Australian market.  Reconstituted hardwood (the more expensive kind!) and vinyl weatherboard.  Weatherboard made from vinyl is usually called "Vinyl Cladding".  Weatherboard is generally...

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Timber houses
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Ask the Inspector, House Exterior

Timber Houses – The Good, The Bad and The Bloody Expensive

Timber Houses - The Good, The Bad and The Bloody Expensive Brisbane is a renovator’s paradise with bungalows, federation, pre-war, post-war timber houses and not to forget, the grand Queenslander. With their generously sized sleep-outs...

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