Category Archives: Case Studies

Owner can’t sell home without Mdu Probe System

This North Shore Times article demonstrates the problems current within the Real Estate Industry regarding plaster homes and the unwillingness for buyers to purchase them without assurance from systems such as the Mdu Probe System. Share on Facebook

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Building Expert specifies Mdu Probes

Below is an extract of a high-ranking Building Expert specifying Mdu Probes as part of targeted repairs and to protect timber from extensive damage from future leaks: “MONITORING: If the targeted repairs option is selected, and there is a possibility … Continue reading

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Maintenance Schedules for Building Consents

All building works has an arena of risk about them, and none so more than the area of weathertightness. This risk is an area that needs to be managed just like all other risks with sound management strategies that lower … Continue reading

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Protecting the value of Body Corporate properties

We regularly get approached to assist in the management of body corporate building complexes for the objective of maximising property value and providing peace of mind for the condition and performance of the building now and into the future. We … Continue reading

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Success Stories

PDF Step Up Group Success Stories January 2012 These case studies below are just some of the thousands of properties that have used the Step Up Group’s proactive building management system to successfully protect and enhance their building and market … Continue reading

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Buyers and Sellers happy with ongoing moisture monitoring

This is an excellent example of how well things go when the building is moisture monitored. 2006-2008: The original owner installs the Mdu Probes into the building and continued to monitor the house and carry out maintenance where required. 2008: … Continue reading

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No-one is immune from buying leaky homes

In this situation, a Real Estate Agent who knew the builder who built the building in question. Once it was built the agent sold the property. She then sold the building again – then the third time it was sold … Continue reading

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Fascias-style guttering leak internally

Fascia-style gutters causing water to run into the building Guttering can be a hidden leaky building danger in many ‘low-risk’ homes Fascia-style (hidden) guttering systems pose risks of causing leaks to come into building walls and cause rot and leaky … Continue reading

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Likely kiln dired timber used on external framing to speed up pre-line pass

Kiln dried timber likely used to speed up pre-line pass Untreated timber used on external framing, treated timber used on internal framing This property was built with treated internal framing, but untreated external framing. It is likely the kiln dried … Continue reading

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Buyer beware

Buying in the Summer? Its your funeral… Houses can go from ‘leaky’ to ‘dry’ through seasonal change alone. Don’t get caught out! This property is a typical polystyrene-clad property: its got a couple of cracks here and there and will … Continue reading

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