Understanding Building Codes and Standards

Sometimes when we refer to codes and standards it can be a little confusing for the lay person to understand the hierarchy of what’s involved.  Below we have broken out the hierarchy and relationship between the codes and standards to provide…

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Silica Dust Exposure

Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust exposure is at the centre of a campaign commencing soon by WHSQ Inspectors because of the harm it can cause Queenslanders. What is RCS Silica is silicon dioxide, a naturally occurring widely abundant mineral that forms the…

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Welcome to Repair Hub

Ambrose Building Customer Portal – Changing Repairs In January 2018 Ambrose Building launched our latest customer engagement tool – Repair Hub. Repair Hub is a customer portal that is directly linked to our Repair Management System providing customers with live…

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Plasterboard Joins

At times we get asked why we strip out to 1200mm (or the nearest horizontal joint) rather than lower down where the damage finishes. Both the QBCC and the Association of Call and Ceiling Industries (AWCI) state that plasterboard should…

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How to prevent an escape of liquid claim!

Below are our top 5 tips for preventing an escape of liquid claim from happening in your home. Compare:  Whenever you receive your water bill, compare it to the previous one and if possible the corresponding bill from 12 months earlier. …

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Mushrooms Inside the House!

What can you say when you walk into an Assessment and see this?  Mushrooms in the carpet! Reasonably aware When mushrooms start growing inside your home it is a little hard to argue you were not aware of the moisture…

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Coming into Make Safe Season – the Dangers of Trees

Queensland Workplace Health and Safety recently reported that in October 2017, a tree lopper was hit by a branch cut by another worker in an elevating working platform approximately 8-10 metres above him.  The worker was wearing a helmet and was…

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Why Paint Won’t Stick

What is Adhesion The ANZ Standard 2310:2002 Glossary of paint and painting terms defines “Adhesion” as the sum total of the forces of attachment between a dry paint film and its substrate. Therefore when paint loses its adhesion it can: blister…

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Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

November 20-24 is Asbestos Awareness Week. In recognition of Asbestos Awareness Week we thought we would provide you with 10 random/unknown facts about asbestos. Asbestos comes from the Greek word meaning in-extinguishable. Asbestos is a natural product that can be…

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