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Decks, Balconies, Verandahs, Patios and Stairs

Australians love outdoor living and entertainment areas, but they can be costly to maintain.

When made of timber and exposed to the weather, outdoor structures are high maintenance. To add to this, a poorly maintained structure is a safety hazard. Some timber floors need to be coated in oil or water-based acrylic paint every year.

Start by inspecting decking and framing timbers for any signs of fungal decay (rot). Decay is usually at the edges of the structure and at the tops of joists where they are more exposed to the weather. Unroofed timber structures deteriorate at a much faster rate as they are exposed directly to the weather. Decayed sections weaken the timber and can cause it to collapse. This is a potential safety hazard and decaying timber should be promptly replaced. When you walk on the floor of the deck or balcony it should not have excessive spring. If the floor is bouncy then the timbers may be undersized.

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Merry Christmas 2017

With Christmas only weeks away and the end of year just around the corner, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued customers for another amazing year and provide a quick update before the silly season takes hold!

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2017 Master Builders Brisbane Region Building Consultant of the Year

We are very excited to announce our very own Andrew Mackie-Smith has been awarded Master Builders QLD Building Consultant of the Year award for Brisbane! Thank you to the BuildingPro team, our loyal clients, referrers, family and friends. We would not have achieved this recognition without your support. We strive to always provide exceptional service, […]

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Interviewed for Domain news article about unfair Buyer Beware law!

Trish Mackie-Smith was interviewed for the article published on the Domain news website titled: Buyer beware: What are your rights if you purchase a shonky property? by Ameila Barnes The article refers to our current lack of consumer protection when it comes to buying property. It quotes Trish Mackie-Smith: “When it comes to the condition of […]

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Andrew speaks on Radio – Building inspections should be part of the listing process

Building inspections part of the listing process – Andrew Mackie Smith  Kevin Turner interviews Andrew on his Realestate Talk show as special guest and author of his book: BUILDING SUCCESS. Why Property Investors need Building Inspections: Click here for Radio interview During the show Andrew and Kevin discuss the advantages of the seller providing building and […]

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Trish Mackie-Smith speaks to A Current Affair about better seller disclosure to home buyers

BuildingPro’s Trish and Andrew Mackie-Smith speak on national television on 30 September 2016 campaigning for fairer property laws. Victims of the buyer beware law are interviewed about their unjust experiences in order to raise awareness of the need for better laws to protect home buyers. Thanks to senior reporter Chris Allen for taking an interest […]

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New Smoke Alarm Laws!!

At BuildingPro, we care about the safety of your buildings so we want you to know about new legislation that will make Queensland households the safest in Australia with respect to fire safety. Queensland dwellings will soon be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the […]

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BuildingPro was interviewed by 9News about tougher laws to protect home buyers

Our petition to Queensland Parliament is still open and still gaining momentum. We have again been picked up by the media and interviewed this time by 9 News about the absolute need for tougher laws to protect Queensland home buyers from buying a defective property.

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ABC Radio Interview with Trish Mackie-Smith about petition for better seller disclosure

Trish Mackie-Smith was interviewed by Kelly-Higgins Devine on ABC Morning Radio about the Qld parliament petition she started for better seller disclosure to property buyers. The petition that was tabled in Qld parliament on 16th August 2016 has been referred to the Attorney-General the hon Yvette D’Ath for a response. The interview discussed the reasons […]

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BuildingPro speaks to 7 News about “unjust” law

Our petition to Queensland Parliament is gaining momentum daily and as we near the June 30 deadline, we’ve caught the attention of 7 News, Smart Property Investment Magazine, Your Investment Property Magazine, Westside News, Quest Newspapers and the Courier Mail.

Trish is also in talks with a number of other news outlets, so keep an eye out for her.

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