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Stressing about how to fund your next painting project? Stress no more!

Aside from the initial purchase, painting can often be the most expensive investment for a building. Whether that be a single storey home or a multi level strata complex, it […]

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Michael Castrilli, Perrott Painting

December 14, 2022

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One call does it all; the building, emergency and restoration specialists.

Building: Designing the best outcome and value for building, renovation, and extension projects. We offer comprehensive management for all types of renovation, construction, and repair projects from concept to completion […]

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Nanci Roberts, Presidential Group

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Changes to the BUGT Act pass the Parliament

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022 (“2022 Act”) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 8 November 2022. The 2022 Act was proclaimed on […]

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By Gary Bugden

December 4, 2022

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Benefits of a CCTV Drain Inspection for Strata

For strata buildings, there are a lot of things that need to be surveyed and managed to ensure everyone living in the space is as comfortable as possible. One of […]

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Chris Pember, Tunnel Vision

November 17, 2022

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Australia’s building defects crisis: practical tips for dealing with defects

Alarming statistics published in November 2019 lay bare true of extent of Australia’s building defects crisis. In a study involving 212 buildings, Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha […]

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By Grace Lawyers

October 20, 2022

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Managing the growing problem of underinsurance

Increases in the cost of living and doing business have been rising, and at a faster rate than in many decades. This is largely driven by supply chain issues and […]

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By CHU

La Niña 3.0 is coming, be prepared, be very prepared…

2021/22 was a year of weather to forget In its Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 2021-22, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared four catastrophes in 2021/22 – the Mansfield (Vic) […]

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By BCB

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Are Yellow Cards and ORANGES the future of mental health for our industry?

Giving more thought to the End State and providing an environment of safer mental health and a more enjoyable work environment, I have concluded that a Yellow, Orange and Red […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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A sustainable future

Current regulatory reviewsOver the last few years federal and state governments have undertaken reviews into the regulatory framework surrounding electrical embedded networks and centralised hot water solutions. In 2021 the […]

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By Active

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Your Body Corporate is a PCBU for Health & Safety Purposes Make a H&S Audit an Annual Operating Expense

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury in people of all ages (especially the elderly but all ages) in New Zealand. Falls can occur on stairs, […]

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Dakota Panetta, Business Development Manager - Solutions in Engineering

September 13, 2022

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Strata managers – critical when you make an insurance claim

The strata manager is often the first point of call when a claim occurs in a strata property. They play a critical role in helping owners during the process. Strata […]

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By Kimberley Jonsson, CEO, CHU Underwriting Agencies

August 24, 2022

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Fighting digital fire risks on all fronts

Australian households and businesses increasingly depend on the internet. More people are working from home, forcing us to communicate differently and change how we access services and information. Cybercriminals are […]

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By BCB

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Why you should now recalibrate your building insurance valuation

Why you should do it NOW Causes of construction cost increases  a)    The COVID consumer consumption explosion – FederalGrants to stimulate construction, other grants, less consumer recreationalspending (travel restrictions, limited […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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Carbon neutral accreditation for strata firms: where to start

At the 2022 SCA Australia and New Zealand Conference the theme for the event was ‘Liveable Future’ and participants discussed how strata companies can contribute to the essential global shift […]

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By Active

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Sustainability and time management

A recap from the 2022 SCA conference At the 2021 SCA conference, Jason Carlson did a presentation on the topic “Keyboards don’t have feelings” which resonated with many strata managers […]

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Colin Grace, Jason Carlson and Jessica Cannon – Grace Lawyers

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President / CEO Report – Winter 2022

As we bring you this issue of Inside Strata, it has been an incredibly busy time to reflect on in the strata industry. Marking five years since the Grenfell Towers […]

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Integrity matters – the role of insurance building services in preserving strata interests

Residential apartment owners are increasingly concerned with the impact of rising interest rates and inflationary pressures on the value of their properties. CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index has recorded a […]

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Written by Paynter Dixon

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Collaboration with owners corporations key to Victoria’s cladding rectification program success

Since the Victorian Government’s five-year cladding rectification program was announced, Victoria has led the way in assisting owners corporations through the complex process of cladding rectification. No other jurisdiction in […]

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August 23, 2022

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What’s changed in strata? Here’s why it’s time to find out

Macquarie Business Banking will be conducting a strata industry benchmarking study in August 2022, which is open to strata business managers. We are looking forward to learning more about how […]

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August 16, 2022

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Is Painting Just Painting?

Painting is more than just protecting, preserving, and prolonging the life of a building or structure. Good paint work creates identities for buildings that are as unique as their architecture. […]

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July 11, 2022

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