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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+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

“L” Brackets – Best Method of Restraining tops of Internal Walls

In a recent audit of north Queensland building sites, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)  identified quite a few builders restraining the tops of internal timber walls by firing framing nails into metal ceiling battens installed onto the underside of roof truss bottom chords. This is a non-compliant building practice as it is not in accordance with Australian Standards AS1684 or AS4440. The QBCC revealed that this non-compliant method is widespread. However, when construction work of this nature is found, contractors are obliged to rectify construction and bring into conformity with Australian Standards [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:17:20+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Commercial, Good Building Practice, Residential, Technical|Tags: , , |

Finding the Right Building Designer for Your Project

Thinking about building or renovating and looking for the right building designer to complete your drawings and guide you through the design and construction process? Then consider the following points to help you make the right decision. Firstly, make sure that you select a building designer who is licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (www.qbcc.qld.gov.au). Next, you should ensure that the building designer can demonstrate a certain level of experience and success in projects similar to yours. In some cases, choosing a building designer who [...]

By |2017-10-18T18:18:22+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Design, Opinion, Uncategorized|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 residential, commercial and industrial 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, [...]