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Timber Treatment Diagnosis

Ian found us on the website when he wanted to verify his house timber framing treatment level in a short time frame. “To Whom It May Concern Recently my partner and I had occasion to deal with Greg Thomson of … 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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Owners sneak inside the 10 year cut off by one day

Some owners knew their building was approaching the 10 year mark and knew from talking with others that they could claim compensation before 10 years was up, but not after. They decided to install the Mdu Probe System to non-destructively … 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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Important information to know before starting

Installation Preparation Internal access to the bottom of the external walls is needed by the Mdu Probe Installers. To aid the installers we ask that any furniture be removed from the external walls near corners, under windows or beside doors … Continue reading

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Hitex Diamond Cladding is ‘Approved System’ – Auckland Council

The Hitex Diamond Cladding System is on the “approved register” of Alternative Solutions for use as “face-fixed” on buildings up to E2/AS1 risk matrix of 20. http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/WallCladdingsRegister.pdf Share on Facebook

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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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Older house with strong treatment levels avoid major damage despite high MC levels for years

Good bones protect this older house from major damage This property is a very good example showing the absolute essential nature of timber treatment in buildings to give them a level of ‘safety factor’. This building is over 15 years … Continue reading

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Thermo-imaging, Visual and MC Reading Report says ‘ok’, Mdu Probes shows reality is major problems

Thermo-imaging, Visual and MC Reading Report says ‘ok’, Mdu Probes shows reality is major problems No description here yet#710 Share on Facebook

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