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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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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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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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Smoke Alarm Installation Info Sheet

Did you know you lose your sense of smell once you fall asleep? In the event of a fire, this increases the risk of being overcome with smoke and toxic fumes while you are sleeping.

To keep your family safe, it is important to ensure your smoke alarms are properly installed, in working order and checked regularly.

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Podcast Interview: How to Inspect Like a Pro with Andrew Mackie-Smith

BuildingPro’s Andrew Mackie-Smith was recently interviewed by Brisbane buyers agent, Karen Young, for an episode of her Everyday Property Investing podcast.

They discussed what to look out for in an inspection, common issues found during Building & Pest Inspections and how you can use the reports help to avoid costly mistakes or negotiate a better price.

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