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DIY pest inspection: Does your home have white ant damage?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Termites (or white ants) usually operate as a colony. Termites live in nests made by worker termites who seek food away from the nest and destroy timber by chewing and hollowing it out into little tunnel-like galleries. 

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Hot property: Building in bushfire areas

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Are you considering developing your land or buying a property close to bushland, open fields or even wet lands? If so, do you know what level of bushfire protection your development will need so it will comply with Council and Rural Fire Service (RFS) requirements? 

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The Truth About Termites

Monday, March 21, 2016

Termites are a concern in the Australian building industry, but separating popular beliefs from hard facts can sometimes be diffi cult. Jerry Tyrrell offers his thoughts on the best ways to reduce risk. 

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Clearing Away the Smoke

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Although fire safety is a fundamental component in constructing a safe building, very few people understand the reasoning behind it. Jerry Tyrrell explains the finer details.  

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Building below ground level…Keeping dry

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Some building work is more complex than others, and the more complex it is the more costly the mistakes. Building below ground level throws up more technical problems than you may think. 

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Doing the right thing by your clients

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Building contractors have a very special place in most clients’ hearts. Builders can be the ‘keepers’ of so many good things. If you do the right thing by your clients, they will always look to you for wise advice about their future building problems. 

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Fire safety measures – The burning issue

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Incorporating fire safety measures into a renovation or new build is essential in order to safeguard against the potential threat of a house fire or bushfire. Every building site needs their safety systems to be fully operational from the start of the job. And, more particularly, every fire safety product needs to be identified and labelled and everyone in every building needs training about emergencies. 

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The anatomy of building

Monday, June 25, 2012

Builders are working hard to build well but there are so many groups gouging and obstructing what they do. The main problems are: confusing and inaccessible rules and standards; conflict based processes to solve disputes; and fragmented associations who look after their own interests. 

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