The Importance of Compliant Threaded Cyclone Rod

Houses in cyclone-prone regions have to be built to withstand strong winds. The key to protecting against the sucking force or ‘uplift pressures’ created by cyclones, is to ensure that all the parts of the house are securely fixed together and down to the foundations. In the worst-hit areas of Queensland, 2011’s Cyclone Yasi ripped off 20 percent of roofs fitted in the 1980s, before cyclone-resistant building measures were implemented. Only 3 percent of roofs installed afterward were lost. There is a lot of information on how often a [...]

By | 2017-10-18T18:15:33+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Categories: Good Building Practice, News, Residential|Tags: , , , |

2 New Projects in Australia’s Fastest Growth Area on the Northern End of the Gold Coast

Broadwater Avenue is only meters away from the Broadwater and so close to the prestigious Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Resort and the Marina Quays shopping.  It is in walking distance to the recently approved Woolworths/Aldi Shopping Centre and local bus transport. These new tranquil townhouses are strategically positioned in Australia's fastest growth area on the Northern end of the Gold Coast, around 100 meters from the Broadwater. The northern Gold Coast's Hope Island is home to the upmarket Sanctuary Cove and Hope Island developments, which have grown in [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:27:37+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Categories: News, Residential, Townhouses|Tags: , , |

How Does The New President Donald Trump affect The Australian Property Industry?

On 9th September 2016, after a long and very controversial campaign, Donald Trump became president of the United States. The Real estate mogul and celebrity billionaire Donald Trump claimed the Presidency in a very surprising and historic result. So what does this all have to do with the Australian property industry? It's not clear yet, how this will affect our property industry.  We can only try and predict what will happen. If Clinton had won, it probably would have been mostly business as usual for the Australian property market, apart from a slight boost [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:36:12+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

AMBD Building Design Services Gold Coast Australia

Andre Melville Building Design & Drafting Services Well, this is the first Blog for Andre Melville Building Design & Drafting Services, we also like to call our self’s AMBD for short, as you can imagine saying the company name every time you answer the phone feels like it sometimes takes forever. AMBD is a small architectural Building Designer & Drafting firm specializing in Building Design & Drafting services from small renovations to large commercial and multi-residential projects. Our team consists of Qualified Building Designers, Draftsman, Contract Draftsman, Project Managers, Interior [...]