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Better mitigation of old Flexi hoses; being proactive pays off

Old flexible hoses rust out and burst; this is a fact. The general working life of a Flexi hose is…

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A building management company dedicated to defect management, remedial management and litigation support

The building management industry has many fine examples of quality building management representatives and all with a range of skillsets….

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Should a Builder be Given an Opportunity to Rectify its Own Defective Work ?

In a recent case, Ippolito v Cesco [2020] NSWSC 561 (“Cesco”), the Supreme Court shed further light on this question. Essentially, it…

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Gone are the Days of Smoking Freely!

‘Smoke Drift’ in Strata Blocks In Australia, most apartment blocks, old or new have banned smoking in common areas such…

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Would I be happy for my actions to be open to public scrutiny?

Working within the Strata Industry is not always dealing with angry residents, sometimes it provides us with much entertainment. From…

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Who is Responsible for Mould in Strata Living?

As winter fast approaches the strata sector is at risk of increased mould growth as lot owners/tenants create cosy apartment…

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SoW (Scope of Works) and Project Variation Costs

We, at TOP Consulting Group, have been involved in investigation, remedial design solutions and management of remedial projects of structural…

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 – Regulation Update 1 July 2021

Introduction The NSW Government recently made the Designers and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021 (“Regulation”) under the Designers and Building Practitioners…

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Need to Install or Replace Smoke Alarms? Who is Liable?

Issues Proper management of smoke alarms within strata buildings, including initial installation and ongoing maintenance, is an important safety concern,…

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Plugging variation costs on SOW’s

As someone who has managed a large number of remedial rectifications in residential strata buildings, the one thing that is…

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