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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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Weathertightness Liability Loophole: how to avoid it

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Purchasers pull out when vendor is unwilling to have the Mdu Probe System installed

Below is a recent case where the purchasers of a plaster home were seeking assurances as to the condition and health of the property. Their investigations and advice led them to request the Mdu Probe System be installed as part … Continue reading

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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.

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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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Recent wired Mdu System installation

As well as standard Mdu Probe installations in existing buildings, the Mdu System can be wired directly into a new building during construction to provide an invisible, full-protection moisture monitoring system. This wired Mdu System is perfect for new homes … 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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Plaster home stigma may cost NZers more than actual leaky home issues

It is all agreed that the construction of leaky buildings is a stain on the side of New Zealand’s built history. There are many many cases of badly damaged houses where owners have inherited major problems that need urgent and … Continue reading

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