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March 27

What Remedial Building Services offer | What we Do | Remedial Building Services

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THE REQUIREMENT OF FIRE UPGRADE WORKS

Have you ever paid attention to your Annual Fire Safety Statement – otherwise known as your AFSS and do you know what it is?

Your AFSS is a legal document all commercial and residential buildings are required to have on display in a public place such as the entry lobby. This document lists all the essential fire services within the building and the standards they were installed to.

By law, owners of a building are required to ensure all occupants within the building are safe, thus, keeping your AFSS up to date is essential. However, The BCA is constantly upgraded, meaning over a period of time, most, if not all buildings will be served with a council fire upgrade notice, which will identify the current standards which your building fails to comply with.

At Remedial, we have a team of qualified experts whowill work with you to ensure your building is compliant. Furthermore, we can work with you to ensure that any council served upgrade orders are resolved to the highest possible standard.

Our range of upgrade services includes fire penetrations, fire doors, thin film intumescents as well as safety audits.

March 27

What Remdial Building Services offer | What we Do | Remedial Building Services

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BUILDING RECTIFICATION GLOSSARY

We are always open and transparent with all our clients about each element of the work we undertake on their building. To help you understand some of the commonly used terms in building rectification works, we have compiled this glossary.

TermDefinition
Brick TiesBrick ties are galvanised strips of metal which are placed between bricks and connected to the frame of the building to reinforce the structure and prevent distortion of the walls.
Carbon Fibre StrippingCarbon Fibre Stripping is the technique of applying carbon fibre strips to concrete slabs in order to increase structural strength. This allows the slab to bear more weight and in some situations can also be used as an alternative to replacing the slab.
CladdingA form of building material affixed to the facade of a building usually for architectural purposes. Non-compliant flammable cladding has been responsible for numerous building fires and deaths across the world.
Concrete CancerConcrete Cancer is one of the most prevalent structural issues, which occurs when the steel reinforcement inside a concrete slab is exposed to water and begins to rust. As the steel rusts, it begins to expand, causing cracks and breakages in the concrete. These cracks let in even more water, causing the problem to worsen and spread.
DynaboltsDynabolts are used to anchor concrete, masonry, brick and natural stone. As the bolt is screwed into the wall, it pushes an encasing sleeve outwards creating a triangular effect. This allows it to ‘grab’ better and provide stronger anchorage.
Latent DefectLatent defects are those which are not observable on the façade of the structure and can only be discovered by deeper investigation. A common example of a latent defect is rusted steel reinforcements which have not yet begun to affect the exterior of the building.
LintelsLintels are horizontal beams used above a window or door to support the weight of a wall.
PondingPonding is an unofficial but commonly used term which describes the collection of water in areas other than dedicated water outlets, resulting in unwanted puddles. These puddles become problematic as they can cause flooding, leaking or water ingress.
Roll-on MembraneRoll-on membranes are a class of surface coating used exclusively on flat surfaces. Roll-on membranes are used primarilyfor waterproofing, but specialised products also provide chemical and non-slipresistance.
SpallingSpalling is the observable defect caused by concrete cancer (see definition above). Spalling occurs when the expansion of reinforcing steel within the structure causes large chunks or flakes of building material to come away.
Structural Repair

Structural repair is the general term used to describe work that seeks to repair the structure of a building. It involves correcting structural issues to bring the building into compliance with the relevant requirements.

Torch-on MembraneTorch-on membranes are a form of bitumen-based waterproof coating used on flat roofing structures. Intense heat is applied to the membranes, causing the bitumen to melt and adhere tightly to the surface, which creates a waterproof seal.
WaterproofingWaterproofing is a general term used to describe the protection of a structure’s flat surfaces to prevent water ingress. The two types of waterproofing are: liquid or roll-on membranes and torch-on membranes.
Water IngressWater ingress is the term used to describe the permeation of water into the structure of a building. Water ingress can range in severity from a small leak to a wide scale permeation which causes significant damage to the building’s structure or to internal elements. It can cause both aesthetic, immediately observable defects such as water stains as well as serious latent defects such a concrete cancer.
Water ingress is often more severe in coastal areas where rain and high wind combine to allow water to reach cavities it may otherwise not have reached.
March 27

What Remedial Building Services offer | Archbar and Lintel Repair | Remedial Building Services uilding Services

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At any one time there can be zero issues within your building or conversely one, two or multiple issues which affect your structure. 
At Remedial Building Services,  we specialise in the repair and replacement of key structural elements which will help to make your building structurally sound again. 
If you notice brick cracking or brick growth or see signs your cavity flashing is failing  then it may be time to address latent issues. 

ARCH BAR AND LINTEL REPAIRS

Arch bars and lintels are used to support structures such as windows, doors and other openings. As they are usually constructed from steel, it is not uncommon to see old arch bars and lintels rusting and expanding.

Where an arch bar or lintel has not been galvanised, or where the flashing which should be protecting it has failed, moisture may penetrate the steel, rust and cause structural damage . The corrosion of the steel will cause it to expand which may result in cracks to the surrounding brickwork, allowing water to penetrate the structure. This is not only unsightly, but potentially unsafe as well. 

BRICK AND STONE REPAIR

When brick or stone walls begin to show signs of deterioration such as erosion, cracking or fretting, there are a number of causes that may be to blame. Water ingress,  lintel damage, direct impact and salt degradation are four of the most common causes which present themselves in a building.

In most of these cases, individual bricks will be visibly affected. However, the mortar joints between bricks or stonework may also show signs of disrepair or worse, start shifting away from the inner lining.
Where it is apparent remediation work is required, we will remove affected bricks, treat the remaining ones as required to address the impacts of salt degradation and ultimately, replace the bricks and the brick ties as required before repointing the brickwork to return the wall to its original condition.

If you are aware that you have issues with these structural facets, and are in Sydney, Contact Remedial Building Services who can implement a solution for you.

March 27

What Remedial Building Services offer | Window Replacement | Remedial Building Services

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WINDOW REPLACEMENT

There are both aesthetic and functional reasons why you might be considering replacing the windows of your building.

  • To improve the aesthetics of the building, for example replacing old wooden windows with modern aluminium frames
  • To rectify window frames that have become distorted due to exposure to the elements or age
  • To cater for changes in the environment such as an increase in noise in the area
  • To improve wind and/or water ratings and prevent water and wind penetration (particularly for waterfront properties)

For over 40 years, we have undertaken window replacement work across commercial and residential properties. Working to the defined requirements, we work with leading manufacturers to ensure a superior solution every time.

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January 13

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December 20

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December 17

How to clean a resin industrial floor | Blog | Remedial Building Services | Remedial Building Services

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RESIN FLOOR PROPERLY

  
Resin floors are widely regarded as a long-lasting flooring system – a primary reason it is favoured in numerous applications including industrial and commercial flooring industries. But like all things, if not regularly and properly maintained, its performance diminishes, it can become unsuitable for the reasons it was implemented and in food preparation areas, it can become unhygienic due to bacteria, build-up of foods/chemicals/detergents, making it a hazardous surface for people to move around in.
So that your resin floor remains in-line with occupational health and safety requirements imposed by Australian standards, it is best to employ an appropriate cleaning regimen. The manufacturers (and less often installers) of resin flooring usually have their own guidelines, from frequency of cleaning to the use of the right products. But having guidelines and following them are two different things, so we thought it prevalent to share some top-level tips on how to keep your floor clean with the right methods as well as recommended tools and cleaning agents.

Recommended Resin Cleaning Methods

There are two common yet highly effective methods used to properly clean epoxy resin flooring and other similar surfaces. The first one is called manual scrubbing, which involves 1) sweeping of the floor to remove accumulated dirt and loose debris; 2) diluting the appropriate cleaning agent (i.e. detergent, see next section) 3) manual scrubbing (by hand) using a brush or a pad; 4) rinsing of the floor with water; 5) draining dirty water and drying of the surface with a squeegee.
The second method requires the use of a steam cleaner or a pressure washer. This procedure is basically the same as the mechanical method but instead of using a brush to clean the floor after the application of a cleaning agent, you use a steam cleaner after steps 1 and 2 are complete. You have to take note, however, that using a pressure washer or a steam cleaner requires proper training and cautious usage as the equipment is powerful and can cause damage to the floor or the operator if handled improperly.

Resin-Friendly Cleaning Products

An integral part in resin maintenance is the usage of a cleaning agent for effective cleaning and maintenance. But what are the common products which you should consider using on your resin floors? Check out the list.
  • Commercial Detergent – perfect for general and simple flooring cleaning. Diluted with water, it creates foam easily, which in turn, helps in loosening dirt and impurities stuck on the floor. A detergent is also good in trapping the dirt in the solution, making it easy for you to contain the filth and remove them effectively with a subsequent water rinse.
    • Failure to remove the detergent properly however, can make the floor slippery, so it is essential that rinsing is done thoroughly.
  • Deodoriser – designed to get rid of odour and bacteria from the floor. This cleaning agent is works best for sterilisation and disinfection purposes, and is therefore perfect for use in food service areas, hospitals, and the other similar spaces.
  • Degreasers and emulsifier – used in removing oils, greases, and other water-insoluble substances. They usually contain hydrocarbon solvents, which facilitate oils and the like to effortlessly mix with water, thus easily eradicating residues which are both slippery and harmful to the floor, without hassle. 
Always keep in mind that manufacturers and installers have recommended products for you to use. Where in doubt, ask them before using a product on your floor as, if you want to prolong the life of your resin floors, their advice will be invaluable. This will not only make your flooring long-lasting but by following the manufacturer’s instructions, you will not void their warranty program.

General Tips

  • Always conduct a spot test in a non-prominent area when using a new cleaning agent.
  • Always dilute the cleaning agent in the recommended quantities before applying it the floor.
  • Immediately wipe off spilled liquid with a mop and a bucket in order to keep your floor in good condition as well as to prevent accidents in the area.
  • Never mix cleaning chemicals and agents as this can be harmful both to human beings and to the floor. 
  • Do not flood the floor when cleaning it with water. Excessive water can damage it.
  • High-traffic areas should be cleaned more than other spaces in your premises.
  • To maintain the antistatic qualities of your flooring, make sure to conduct routine test methods, with recommendations from your installer or manufacturer.
  • Always consult with the professionals to identify the right kind of cleaning equipment and process to utilise for your flooring.
Resin floors are indeed a great investment for your industrial or commercial flooring needs. But no matter how durable they are, remember they are not impervious to wear and tear. If you don’t take care of your floors and do not adhere to a simple cleaning regime, it is inevitable that some damage will eventually be done to them.
But we hope, that iy keeping all these tips in mind, especially when it comes to using the right cleaning agents and tools, your flooring will retain its original condition. If you have any doubts, or think you may have damaged your floor already, why not get me or one of our team on site to have a chat? Get in touch with us today!
 
December 17

Wharf Street, Gosford | Remedial Building Services

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WHARF STREET, GOSFORD

This multi-tiered waterfront property located in Gosford NSW was suffering extensive structural damage caused by consistent water ingress. Upon early inspection, engineers found that the property had been poorly constructed, allowing water to penetrate through the external balconies into living areas in the apartments below.

The scope of the work requested by the engineers included:

  • Removal and replacement of windows and rectification of faulty workmanship
  • Removal and replacement of faulty roofing membrane
  • Replacement of cavity flashings
  • Tiling
  • Installation of expansion joints
  • Installation of concrete hobs in accordance with the Building Code of Australia
  • Installation of new balustrading
  • Painting of all external render

The Rectification Process

Remedial commenced the project in early 2015 after tendering a methodology for undertaking the project. Before beginning the works, Remedial erected scaffolding at the rear of the property to minimise the impact on residents.

The first stage of the project involved the removal of the old balustrades, balcony tiles and membranes. Once this was completed, the team began the removal of the apartment windows and glass door assemblies, before installing a torch-on waterproofing membrane system. A flashing was then placed in the appropriate position before reinstalling the door and windows. This procedure was performed on each apartment one-by-one, in order to reduce the impact on residents by ensuring that each home was exposed to the elements for the minimum possible time.

During the next stages of the project, cavity flashings were installed, a torch-on membrane was applied to the surface of each balcony and screeds were applied where necessary. Once this was complete,the legs for the new glass and aluminium balustrades were positioned, new tiles were installedand a suitable expansion jointing system was applied to allow adequate movement of the joints.

The final stage of the project involved the coating of various elements and the installation of the balustrade frames and glass. After the completion of all rectification works, the building was commercially cleaned prior to the final inspection by the engineers. As soon as the completion certificate was issued, the scaffolding was removed.

Environmental Management

At Remedial, the protection of the natural environment is always an important consideration. Accredited to Australian Environmental Standards, you can rest assured that for every project Remedial undertake, there is an appropriate environmental program in place to ensure the safety of the natural environment.

For the Wharf Street rectification project, the measures taken included but were not limited to:

  • Runoff socks
  • Protective sheeting during water blasting
  • On-site chemical containment
  • Removal, storage and re-introduction of plants which would have otherwise been affected by foot traffic or scaffolding.
December 17

Department of Education Building - A case study on heritage works and waterproofing | Remedial Building Services

The Heritage Listed Department of Education Buildi [...]

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUILDING, SYDNEY

The Department of Education Building located in Sydney’s CDB, was designed by the acclaimed architect George McRae, the esteemed architect was also responsible for the design of Sydney’s famous Queen Victoria Building on George Street.

Constructed in 1914, the building is characterised by Edwardian Baroque design elements which are rarely found in Australian architecture. Almost a century after the building’s construction, Remedial Building Services were engaged to perform restoration works to this beautiful building for the purposes of ensuring that water damage and ingress could be prevented into the future. 
All told, the work we were brought on to address included:

  • Removal of bonded asbestos sheeting from the roofing. This was not only a hazardous product, but it was failing causing water to seep into the building. 
  • Removal of concrete which had begun to pull away from the concrete slab
  • Correction of falls to the concrete slab
  • Application of a torch-on membrane waterproofing system
  • Removal of copper flashings
  • Reinstallation of flashings to prevent water ingress
  • Removal of window beading and replacement of appropriate solution

The Rectification Process

Rectification on this extensive project began on the rooftop of the building, where qualified asbestos removal staff began the process of isolating the area to be worked on, encapsulating it and then removing the faulty membrane containing bonded asbestos.
During this stage of the rectification, Remedial worked with building management to implement extensive measures to protect employees and the general public from any exposure to asbestos particles. Once all asbestos affected materials had been safely disposed of, the Remedial team installed a new torch-on membrane to the roof and parapet in order to prevent the ingress of water into the building.

After the roof was completed, specialist staff with extensive heritage rectification experience repaired and replaced all copper flashings and window beading.

This rectification project was completed over a 16 month period to the satisfaction of the building management, with minimal if any impact on the occupants of the building. The high quality work provided by Remedial enhanced the waterproofing and structural integrity of the building while maintaining all the requirements of a heritage listed building.
These works will allow the building to remain structurally sound and visually spectacular for many years to come.

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December 05

About Us | Remedial Building Services

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Remedial Building Services was founded in 1969, to provide specialist building repair and upgrade services to commercial and large residential buildings.

Since we first started opened our doors we have grown in stature and in terms of the services we offer. Today, we offer clients services including:

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

At Remedial we hold strongly to the belief that attention to detail should not be the domain of luxury items only. Our team – from the Directors, through to the project manager and staff on site – all work tirelessly to ensure that the products we use on site, the training our staff have and the solutions we recommend all combine to ensure that the services we provide to you are unequivocally, the best they can be.

INDEPENDENTLY QUALIFIED

As leaders within the industry we are constantly seeking to develop and to use best-practice. We aspire to only use the best staff and certified methodologies and products in completing our work. At all times, across all areas we service, we work closely with product suppliers, engineers and industry bodies, so you can be assured that our recommendations and our workmanship are outstanding.

Priding ourselves on our level of expertise and our commitment to providing only the best building solutions, we have obtained a number of professional accreditations including:

  • ISO9001:2000 accreditation
  • ISO14001:2004 accreditation
  • ACRA membership
  • ISTM membership
  • HIA membership
December 05

Waratah Avenue, Randwick | Remedial Building Services

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WARATAH AVENUE, RANDWICK

Randwick has a rich cultural history, from being the home to the largest Aboriginal community in Sydney at one point, to being a hub of prosperity and architectural significance with significant houses constructed such as Ventnor overlooking Coogee Beach.. 
It is no surprise then, that Randwick counts several red brick buildings which are well known for their architectural signficance. 
On the corner of Waratah Ave and Belmore Road, is such an example. With arched windows and detailed brick fascias there is a strong neo-gothic architectural style to this bulding which makes it very memorable. Having withstood the elements, human impacts and polution for a number of decades, the building had come into a state of ill-repair when Remedial Building Services were contacted to help restore it to its former beauty. 

THE SCOPE OF REMEDIAL WORKS

With the scope of works defined by Alan Wright engineers, the Remedial team got to work on restoring the structural and aesthetic elements of the building. Over a 9 month period we:

  • Replaced and installed new heleties
  • Removed all windows and replaced them with windows which were in keeping with the facaded, yet which offered superior noise and thermal protection
  • Painted
  • Sourced like-for-like bricks and re-layed large sections of the brickwork which had delaminated or become unsound
  • Repointed the entire building
  • Installed new cappings
  • Put in place new ties to the awnings to improve the structural strength
Through continual communication with the Body Corporate and the residents, work was completed with minimal disruption for residents. Residents were given multiple options for times which would suit for window replacement so that they could plan their lives around it with minimal impact on their day-to-day. 
 
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