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BuildingPro wins State Award for Excellence 2018!

BuildingPro is proud to announce that it acheived the “2018 Master Builders Housing & Construction Queensland State Award for Excellence in Building Consultancy” for the second consecutive year. This award recognises BuildingPro for innovation and outstanding service to the industry and we are very grateful for this acknowledgement by Master Builders Queensland. A big thank […]

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Welcome to the BuildingPro Team!

We have some new faces around the office and would like to give them a warm welcome to the BuildingPro family! We’re very lucky to have Les Moir join the inspection team. He is an experienced building and pest inspector and holds a license as a Builder, Building Inspector and Timber Pest Inspector from the […]

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Andrew interviewed on the “Property Couch Podcast”

Andrew continues his regular media appearances on expert industry podcasts and was recently interviewed on the “Property Couch Podcast” with Ben Kingsley and Bryce Holdaway from Empower Wealth. On Episode 187 | How to Inspect Property Like a Pro! Andrew reveals the three steps to building success and when you should conduct a building and pest […]

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A busy month for INNDOX

September was a busy month for our new product Inndox.com which has won 3rd place at the Sydney Proptech Summit and 2nd place at the Urbanity Conference Pitch Competition.  As development of the product continues, we are looking to hire a full stack .NET JavaScript Developer and a Senior Digital Product Manager. If you think you have […]

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BuildingPro awarded “Best Building & Pest Inspection Company” in Australia

It has been a busy awards season for BuildingPro with the team picking up accolades across a number of business and industry awards for 2018. We are excited to announce BuildingPro has been awarded “Best Building & Pest Inspection Company” in Australia at the 2018 Property Investors Awards hosted by the Your Investment Property Magazine. The national […]

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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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