The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-20T12:29:03Z Australia’s longest-standing architecture, building and design magazine announces name change 2019-05-20T12:29:03Z australia-s-longest-standing-architecture-building-and-design-magazine-announces-name-change Indesign Media, Australia’s largest Architecture and Design media network, today announced a name change and rebranding of its quarterly commercial magazine Infolink | Building Product News to Architecture & Design magazine. According to Editor of Architecture & Design Branko Miletic, the name Architecture & Design is already familiar to its readers since the online division integrated the name change across its website architectureanddesign.com.au and its daily e-newsletters, more than a decade ago.   This latest transition Miletic says, came after a shift in editorial direction to extend content beyond the core focus of Product, to include Projects and People. “The decision to publish content beyond just Products and Projects was somewhat organic since we’d recently launched our Talking Architecture Podcast series, in which we interview key figures, discussing projects, trends and challenges all across the A&D space.” “The legacy brand name Infolink | Building Product News has, over time become less relevant to our readers and also inconsistent with the content we believe our readers want to consume,” says Miletic. As Australia’s longest running and largest circulating ABC trade magazine, the over-23,000 Architecture & Design magazine subscribers will receive the new-look magazine as of this week. In addition to the name change and a more coffee-table style look and feel, readers can expect other, more robust content changes including: ·         A sharp re-focus on People, Projects and Products. ·         Bespoke editorial concepts to encourage thought leadership and industry discussion ·         A regular Sustainability Awards feature to promote Australia’s longest running and most prestigious sustainability design program ·         A platform for Architecture students to be able to show off their section drawing skills ·         A striking redesign from cover to cover “I think our readers will really warm to the new look and feel of this magazine,” says Miletic. About Architecture and Design Architecture and Design is Australia’s largest commercial architecture, building, construction and design media network providing expert commentary and news updates on people, projects and product though daily e-newsletters, quarterly magazine and website architectureanddesign.com.au. Published by Indesign Media, ArchitectureAndDesign.com.au holds the industry’s highest ranking for monthly unique visitors, and Architecture and Design is the longest running and largest circulating AEC trade magazine within Australia’s professional architecture, building and design space. Significant challenges to confront construction sector in 2019 and beyond 2019-05-20T02:06:19Z significant-challenges-to-confront-construction-sector-in-2019-and-beyond Obtaining insurance cover in the coming year and beyond will be a very costly undertaking and a significant challenge for businesses within the construction and associated industries.    This is as a result of recent commercial driven decisions by reinsurers combined with the fallout from building disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London and the LU Simon Lacrosse tower fire in Docklands Melbourne and subsequent court ruling by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) said Adam Richardson, Honan Insurance Group (Honan) Construction Industry Lead.   This spate of similar losses affecting the construction industries have come together at a time when the building sector is in a very delicate position with a slowdown in approvals / commencements, tighter lending conditions and heightened media and government scrutiny.   “Looking back over the past decade the Professional Indemnity and also Design & Construct Insurance was a relatively soft market with an abundance of capacity, and insurance companies were competing for top line growth or market share”, continued Adam Richardson.    “From our observations we have noticed this change in insurers appetite and overall approach shifted around end of financial year in 2018 and has continued into 2019 with a shift away from top-line growth strategies with a view of insurers only looking to support profitable business.”     “In the case of ‘distressed accounts’ where contractors have had multiple professional indemnity losses or notifications we are finding the local market has become unsupportive and having to resort to Lloyds of London options with strict mandates”.   “What’s more, if insurers are not achieving their premium/revenue objectives, they are prepared to walk away!  Bill shock will be a significant issue for many organisations when they receive their Professional Indemnity renewals this year with premiums and loadings in some sectors increasing threefold”.   The fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire in London and the Lacrosse apartment tower in Melbourne has seen an immense emphasis on cladding.  It has been estimated by planning and fire experts that there may be more than 5,000 buildings in Victoria alone that contain non-compliant cladding, similar to that used on the Grenfell Tower.   As a result, non-compliant cladding is well and truly on the radar of insurers – as well as planning authorities and government throughout Australia.   Adam Richardson continued, “The spotlight has been put on building surveyors, architects, engineers following the VCAT decision earlier this year that ordered LU Simon to pay more than $5.7 million to the Lacrosse apartment owners”.    “However, VCAT ruled that the money would be paid to LU Simon by the architect, fire engineer and building surveyor who worked on the project as they had breached their contractual obligations.”   In the ruling, it was found the architects had failed to remedy ‘defects in its design’, which allowed the ‘extensive use’ of aluminum composite paneling (ACPs).  The building surveyor failed to exercise due care, whilst the fire engineer failed to recognise and warn the builder that the ACPs did not comply with the building code.   Compounding marketplace concern was the flammable cladding fire that spread over several storeys of the Neo200 apartment complex in Melbourne earlier this year further heightening alarm over the use of combustible materials as cladding on high rise buildings.   As a result of this litany of disasters, it is becoming increasingly difficult for building surveyors, architects and engineers to be able to obtain Professional Indemnity cover without strict endorsements and/or exclusions for uncompliant cladding.   A further issue and concern for businesses will be an inability to obtain cover for cladding exposure and as a result they will not be compliant with their license.   The days of just providing a proposal form and renewing insurance and rolling over are gone.  Hence Honan are working proactively with its building and construction sector clients to assist them to acquire cover.    Adam Richardson concluded, “We have been emphasizing the importance of early engagement with our clients as it’s an imperative in the current environment.  Underwriters will not positively receive risks which are presented late or close to expiry date and it is vital that proposal forms are submitted well in advance to ensure sufficient time to negotiate the most favorable renewal outcomes”.   “At Honan we take immense pride in our professional and proactive client-broker relationship that is underpinned by a holistic and creative approach to assisting clients with their insurance needs”.   Issued by Honan Insurance Group    www.honan.com.au   Media Enquiries:                 Mr. Joe Perri, Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd Tel:  +61 3 9324 0362          Mob:  +61 412 112 545       Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au     Bridgestone Mining Solutions Announce The Inaugural National Tyre Fitting Training Program 2019-05-13T01:04:19Z ridgestone-mining-solutions-announce-the-inaugural-national-tyre-fitting-training-program Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (BMSA) are pleased to announce the inaugural National Tyre Fitting Training Program based at the recently opened Hunter Valley Mining Solutions Centre. BMSA continues to be a leading service provider in the tyre industry and this training program provides the opportunity to educate individuals who are pursuing a career in the OTR tyre industry at an entry level. The comprehensive package being offered will provide the skills required to work at the highest industry standard and will be achieved through our experienced trainers sharing their knowledge and skills to assist in tyre fitter development to the safest level. The first intense 6 week program commenced on the 6th May 2019 with a second program to be run later in the year and 3 to 4 programs expected to be run in 2020. The program participants will be new to the tyre fitting industry and therefore require additional time and resources to learn the fundamentals of tyre fitting, extensive knowledge of BMSA products and services along with industry best practices from experienced tyre fitters.  BMSA is a Registered Training Organisation which provides National Accredited Training. The formal qualifications obtained are industry recognised and demonstrate BMSA’s commitment to the national standard when training. Modules in the National Tyre Fitting Program include: ·       Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Environment ·       “Bridgestone Essence” and “Our Way to Serve” ·       9 core Training Units - Certificate II Surface Extractions ·       Rim and Wheel training ·       Truck and Bus tyres ·       Forklift accreditation ·       Use of power and hand held tools Additionally, BMSA offers training services to our customers improving their knowledge of Tyre Management to maximise tyre life and a reduction in their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). From 2020 there will be an increase in the courses run by BMSA to further invest and upskill our workforce through Procedural and Systems Training and Leadership and Technical Training courses.Steve Niho Chief Executive Officer Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia   For further media information please contact: johnportelli@bsem.com.au Mirvac’s premium logistics hub Calibre opens in Western Sydney 2019-05-09T22:00:22Z mirvacs-premium-logistics-hub-calibre-opens-in-western-sydney-1 Mirvac’s premium logistics hub Calibre opens in Western Sydney Mirvac Group (Mirvac) has today celebrated the official opening of its premium logistics hub Calibre, in Eastern Creek. The strategically located industrial precinct delivers high-quality built form and employment outcomes for Western Sydney and sets a new benchmark for industrial and warehouse facilities in Australia. The Treasurer of New South Wales, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP officiated at the opening ceremony and cut the ribbon, alongside Mirvac CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz. Calibre’s thriving business community, together with the Mirvac team and project partners, turned out to celebrate the exciting milestone. Calibre’s 22-hectare site includes a mix of flexible warehousing, A-grade office space and advanced specifications with 110,000sqm of floor space across five buildings. Ideally placed to cater to logistics, warehousing and manufacturing companies, Mirvac secured premium brands CEVA Logistics, Miele, Pet Circle, Sheldon & Hammond and ACFS e-Solutions at Calibre, with the Estate 100 per cent leased ahead of its practical completion. General Manager, Industrial at Mirvac, Richard Seddon said, “At Calibre we’ve elevated the standard for industrial and warehouse facilities in Sydney with our focus on quality, functionally and flexibility which will futureproof the estate for years to come. Mirvac drew on its uniquely integrated business model and cross-sector experience to bring the best of office and residential design to an industrial asset, to exceed customer and industry expectations. “We are proud to open this landmark facility which provides our customers with a significant competitive advantage, contributes to the sustainable, long-term growth of e-commerce and logistics in Australia and generates vital long-term employment opportunities for Western Sydney. “Through our investment in placemaking, design and amenity we have already seen a community and a shared economy coming to life at the Estate.” Treasurer of NSW, The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, said the logistics hub was boosting employment in Western Sydney creating hundreds of jobs during construction and on a permanent basis. “NSW has the leading economy in Australia with the lowest unemployment rate, and investments like this one are at the heart of that success. “This is a key infrastructure building block for Western Sydney, and will attract more businesses to the region, boost job opportunities for locals, and help shape the future.” Mirvac Group said approximately 450 construction jobs were generated during the development phase with 480 permanent jobs resulting. Supply Chain Director at Pet Circle, Nick Bennett said, “We’re excited to relocate our operation into the new facility at Calibre in Eastern Creek. The advanced specifications, new standards of amenity and bespoke warehouse features of the Estate will deliver long-term efficiency and flexibility for Pet Circle, ultimately boosting business growth. The custom designed facility at Calibre, which blends flexible warehousing and exceptional office space, was delivered beyond our expectations.” “After seeing the high-quality workspace and amenity of the facility, it allowed us the flexibility to have employees based here that are not traditionally warehouse employees such as a customer service team. The recruitment drive post move allowed us to hire the majority of workers from the Western Sydney area.” The site is perfectly positioned as a distribution hub for the eastern seaboard with excellent transport links at the interchange of the M4 and M7 motorways, and under an hour drive to the Sydney CBD, Port Botany and the new Western Sydney International airport. Calibre has been built for ultimate flexibility with service provisions in two of the warehouses for a second office component allowing for split tenancies. It’s also equipped to accommodate a range of uses, with a nine tonne racking post load internal slab with armoured joints to support future automation requirements, generous space for loading and a 20 metre cantilevered awning system across the length of the loading face for the majority of the buildings. Displaying best practice design and sustainability, Calibre has energy efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic solar, cyclist and end-of-trip facilities and 100 per cent natural lighting to reduce energy bills and create savings for customers. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Calibre is located at 60 Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek at the centre of Australia’s national supply network within the Eastern Creek logistics hub. In August 2018, Mirvac sold a 50 per cent stake in the Calibre Estate to the Mirvac Industrial Logistics Partnership (MILP) a partnership between Mirvac and an investment vehicle sponsored by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. - ENDS - About Mirvac Mirvac is a leading Australian property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”). Mirvac’s investment portfolio has interests in office, retail and industrial assets, while its development business has exposure to both residential and commercial projects. With over 45 years of experience, Mirvac has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across all of the sectors in which it operates. Australian Paving Centre Kadina 2019-05-09T06:54:54Z australian-paving-centre-kadina Australian Paving Centre Kadina offers a large collection of Pavers and Bricks for your home project needs. We serve customers from all over the Mid North and Port Pirie areas. Need supplies for indoor tiling? 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The logo has kept the classic Major Training Group colour-palette of blue and red, but has opted for a more modern, round-case font than the past logo’s block font. It has also moved away from the focus on trucks and machinery to make way for a new brand identity that communicates quality, innovation, and flexibility. Matthew hopes the modernised logo reflects the progression of Major Training and its innovation of service offerings, as well as the company’s core values. “A lot of people know us for trucks and machinery,” he states. “But for a very long time, we have done so much more.” The business has evolved from a plant hire/transport business into one of Queensland’s largest RTOs, and a diverse and broad-scope educational business delivering nationally recognised qualifications. Major Training Group has adapted to changes in industry legislations and market demands to maintain its place as an industry leader. “We strategise regularly with our professional advisors to ensure we are continuously improving and seeking better ways to do things,” says Matthew. Major Training Group’s future direction focuses on further expanding service offerings and innovative delivery methods. Matthew states he’d like to see the organisation having a national active footprint, with training hubs accessible to everyone, while finding a balance of digital and hands-on offerings. Major Training aims to expand its marketing share across Queensland and interstate while staying true to its values: “Be proud of what we do. Be remembered by leaving an impact. Be moral by doing the right thing, always.” The company owners would like to take this opportunity to thank past and present students, employers, and staff for their support. HOW TO RENOVATE TO GENERATE WEALTH 2019-05-07T08:13:55Z how-to-renovate-to-generate-wealth Australians have already spent close to $15 billion on renovating and building residential homes since the beginning of 2016.[1] One of the key reasons people choose to renovate is to ‘increase property value’[2], however with the average Australian renovation costing almost $48,000[3], it can be difficult to guarantee a return on investment.    Zaki Ameer, real estate expert and Founder of Dream Design Property (DDP) says, “Successful renovations can generate considerable amounts of wealth, and the associated risks can be kept relatively low if the strategy and planning is executed correctly. Unfortunately, however, many investors and homeowners go about renovating in a way that involves more financial risk than necessary.” Mr Ameer explains his expert tips for how investors and homeowners can generate wealth from every renovation: 1.     Avoid anything structural and stick to existing layouts to keep costs down. Utilising already existing layouts, such as bathrooms and kitchens, and adopting a well-planned cosmetic renovation equates to a quick home revival with minimised costs.  It is very possible to exercise this method and achieve a small lump sum profit margin within only a few weeks. 2.     Know which areas will add the most value. It’s important to know that the three main areas that increase property values are street appeal, the kitchen and the bathroom. Street appeal is associated with land value in a good location, boycotting major roads and traffic, under flight paths, or close proximity to transport lines. The bathroom and kitchen are also of great interest when it comes to value as they are rooms where considerable amounts of time are spent. Small changes, such as modifying tiles and laminate paint, new light fittings and satisfactory storage, can convert an outdated design to present a more modern appeal.   3.     Buy and then renovate at the lower end of the market. This strategy may appear too ambitious, but there will always be vendors who are desperate to sell, which offers a high-speed, hassle-free opportunity. Even if the house needs a significant amount of renovating, if it is located in a suburb with desirable property values, a significant profit can often be achieved.   4.     Time is money so only buy properties which can be cosmetically improved in 3-5 weeks. It is essential to know the worth of the property after renovations have been completed to determine its profit figure and viability. Avoid properties that require work that will be expensive and time-consuming, such as stormwater or rewiring. Instead aim for cosmetic renovations only, which only require external modification with new paints, carpets, appliances, kitchen and bathrooms, and an all-round sufficient tidy-up.   5.     Use your creativity wisely. ‘Cosmetic renovations’ are visual changes aimed at increasing the physical attraction of a property, and often they are very successful. For example, if the backyard of a property is neglected it’s value can increase simply by adding basic garden items such as a picket fence, garden beds or plants as it increases the appeal.   Zaki Ameer is the Founder of Dream Design Property (DDP), a unique wealth creation mentoring program that is designed to help Australians gain financial freedom, offering each client an ongoing personalised service catering to their changing circumstances and needs. DDP has helped its clients purchase nearly 800 properties and has recently launched Kickstart, the first affordable program designed specifically to help Gen Ys take their first step into the property market.  For more information please visit www.ddpproperty.com.au and www.ddprealestate.com.au Malaysia’s housing construction & affordable housing benefits from 3 C’s says Tan Sri Michael Yeoh 2019-05-05T22:53:52Z malaysia-s-housing-construction-amp-affordable-housing-benefits-from-3-c-s-says-tan-sri-michael-yeoh Malaysia’s housing, property and affordable housing sectors (including the business community) are benefiting from a government led environment that is focussing on the three Cs…Certainty, Consistency and Clarity in its macro-economic policies and endeavours said Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh in his opening address at the recent Kingsley Strategic Institute (KSI) National Housing & Property Summit in Kuala Lumpur. YBM Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah, Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government was the keynote speaker at KSI’s Summit that brought together high-ranking senior government officers, business leaders, captains of industry, academia and stakeholders to discuss The New Property Landscape in a Changing Business Environment – Where do we go from here?    “With respect to the housing and property industry, affordable housing remains a challenge with greater need for Public Private Partnership (PPP) between government and the private sector.  This is needed to deliver the outcome of more affordable housing in line with the nation’s aspirations”, affirmed Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh.   The escalating home ownership and overhang in the country has become a top agenda for the government to resolve.  Various housing policies and measures are being implemented to stimulate buying and boost the current property market said Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah in his opening remarks.   “The recently launched National Housing Policy 2.0 outlines five focuses 16 strategies and 57 action plans, of which 15 will be carried out in the first two years.  The five focuses include improving accessibility and affordability, quality housing for all, cohesive neighbouring and neighbourhoods, improving coordination between housing development and transportation and strengthening the institutional capability”, said the Senator and Deputy Minister.   The Housing Policy aims to build 1 million affordable units in the next 10 years with the target broken down to 100,000 homes annually.   The latest economy indicators point to a positive Malaysian property market next year driven by strong fundamentals including solid economy growth, increased loan applications and approval, stable currency, private consumption, investment, as well as the Government's infrastructure investments.   Both the Senator and Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh addressed the need for appreciation of technology and its impact and growing importance in the buying, selling, and renting process of property.    It is going to be the game changer with Big Data and technology impacting property and construction, as well as every aspect of living and commercial endeavour.   Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah continued, “The property industry needs to look at other ways of overcoming the demands for housing with renting an option to overcome supply issues.  A strong tenancy market will support the investment market and improve property market issues”.   “The Rent-To-Own (RTO) scheme is a positive Government initiative that offers buyers the option to rent their homes for five years and apply for financing to participants in the sixth year”.   Senator Dato’ Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah concluded his presentation affirming there is no single solution for improving urbanisation and achieving sustainable urban development.  The Government’s agenda provides the principles and practices to bring the vision to life and into reality.   There is much that needs to be done in the property and housing sector.  But by working together with the private sector, the goal to energise the industry and find ways to improve and sustain Malaysia's property market can be achieved.   Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh confirmed that the Summit had been a success and KSI was in the process of producing a report of the discussions for presentation to the Ministry.   Issued by Connect Malaysia           www.connectmalaysia.com.au             Media enquiries       Mr. Joe Perri, Connect Malaysia Tel:       +61 3 9662 2550   Mob:  +61 412 112 545  Email:  jperri@joeperri.com.au Luxury tiny house…a unique experience! 2019-05-05T03:11:33Z luxury-tiny-house-a-unique-experience At around just 42m2 in size, the living spaces of Silverleaf Cottage include a loft bedroom, lounge and kitchen area with granite benchtops and timber floorboards, and a luxurious bathroom with a spacious natural limestone shower and vintage leadlight features. The steeply pitched roof is natural slate and the board and batten siding forms an exterior that flexes naturally and allows air circulation while complying with modern requirements. The ceiling soars to over 6 metres high, and every aspect throughout Silverleaf Cottage has been designed to create a sense of even greater space within the existing architectural lines, using pattern and pitch, form and texture. Candlelight chandeliers and silvered pressed metal ceilings add to the ambience while Rococo revival furniture with its elaborate curves and scroll motifs inspired by nature and highlighted with silver, reflects the style popular in 18th century France. A bespoke cast iron spiral staircase winds up to the sleeping loft where an arched casement window frames views over the gardens and into surrounding trees, enchanting at night with exterior lighting. For those who wish to experience this unique accommodation, luxury embossed linen and bathrobes are supplied along with bathroom amenities and light snacks. For extra indulgence, Hot Springs Bath House packages are also available. Accommodates 2 people. Curiously original. Whimsical design detail.  Book a night and live the ‘Tiny House’ experience for yourself! From $290-$330/n. Check it out at: www.silverleafcottage.com.au Or call: 0412 165590 Dentec Fitouts now offering Office Fitouts in Brisbane and Queensland 2019-05-03T01:18:20Z dentec-fitouts-now-offering-office-fitouts-in-brisbane-and-queensland Brisbane, Queensland – 24 April 2019 Brisbane office workers in search of innovative, cutting-edge office design will be pleased to learn that Dentec Fitouts is extending their service offerings to Queensland. With more than 20 years of experience and expertise in providing high-quality, custom office design and renovation, Dentec is one of Australia’s leading dental, medical and office interior fitout companies.  The team is excited to announce that they are now able to provide professional fitouts and refurbishments to offices throughout Queensland including the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Redland, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Bundaberg and beyond, as well as a whole host of other services. Dentec Office Fitouts Provides Full Service Offering What makes Dentec stand out from its competitors is its full-service offering when it comes to office fitouts. The family-run business does not need to subcontract to other professionals, something which can prove frustrating for clients due to inevitable delays and miscommunication. This is because Dentec has an established and ongoing partnership with Australia’s leading interior designers, as well as some of the best and most creative architects in Australia.  Dentec's Partners & Interior Designers Dentec’s interior designers are award-winning that specialises in bespoke built environments. The team's outstanding work is regularly published in design and lifestyle journals, books and blogs. When a client appoints Dentec for office design, fitout or renovation, an interior designer meets joins Dentec in their meetings to assist with the design brief, inspect the site if necessary, and explore all options to achieve their client’s vision. Dentec will establish a timeline, confirming a start and finish date, and a dedicated team member will act as a contact right the way through the project.  ‘Whether you’re starting up, expanding or rebranding, Dentec can help you design a more motivating office environment which encourages productivity and a higher level of employee satisfaction,’ said Roy Taylor at Dentec. ‘We can help you create an office space that maximises efficient workflow while achieving a perfect ambience for employees. Further, a state of the art office design can even result in greater energy efficiency and a reduction in overheads.’ The Team at Dentec Office Fitouts The team at Dentec incorporates a mix of all the professionals needed to take care of every aspect of an office refurbishment. They work with some of the best interior designers and architects in Australia, providing end-to-end solutions in office design and fitouts throughout Brisbane. Their services include office design and 3D drawings, branding and marketing, building and construction, and supplying and servicing office equipment.  With construction services that include partitioning, flooring, ceilings, plumbing, air conditioning, lighting, communications and data technology solutions, custom fittings and furniture, and fully compliant fire systems, Dentec prides themselves in providing a seamless journey throughout the different stages of an office fitout. They will even perform thorough safety and quality checks before handing the finished job over to their client. They also provide dental equipment and supplies and offer ongoing service and maintenance, so everything a modern Brisbane office needs is available from one place.  About Dentec:  Dentec offers office interior design and office renovations and fitouts throughout Queensland. They aim to achieve functional and practical space solutions for Brisbane offices to achieve operational efficiency and aesthetic brilliance. Whether a client is looking for contemporary, state-of-the-art design, or a comforting aesthetic that instils a sense of calm and confidence, they are invited to get in touch with the team at Dentec.  Media Contact:  Name: Roy Taylor Address: 45 Navigator Pl, Hendra QLD 4011 Email: roy.taylor@dentec.com.au Telephone Number: 07 3171 3956 Should You Invest or Build? 2019-05-01T15:49:10Z should-you-invest-or-build Buying and flipping properties are all the rage these days. Take a few minutes and try to pass by any home network on television that doesn’t show remodeling taking place. It is the thing to do, and in 2019, the market may still be right for you to jump on board. But, the question is, do you invest money in building a brand new property or invest money in managing a property? Either way, if done right, you could profit big time from your hard work. Building Your Own Property 2019 projects show an increase in selling properties, but it is going to increase at a very slow pace. However, studies show that people are more interested in brand new houses and that they expect an increase of 8% to occur with brand new properties. This will ultimately lead to being able to sell your property for a higher price, as discussed in real estate trends. The biggest thing to keep in mind is to be sure that your house stands out from the local competition. Before deciding to build a new house vs. flipping a home, you want to consider the following points about building a new home, as outlined by Planning to invest in a property? Consider building it instead. Correct funding for land purchase and home buildingFinding land to build onFinding the right architect or builderBuilding floor plans, materials, aesthetics, and furnishingsConstruction contractor insurance Matching yourself up with the right contractor and architect will make this job run a whole lot smoother for you. As a benefit, the house set up is completely yours. Your ideas, your plans, your vision! New homes are built better for the environment, and you won’t run the risk of possible health concerns of buying used property. Everything will be fresh, new, and up to code. Investing in a Property Maybe you feel that investing in a property will be a more attractive deal. For one, there are many companies available that can assist you with all your decision making when it comes to investing in a property. Companies like Dream Design Property DDP Property founded by Zaki Ameer are a perfect example of what help is available to you in the market. They supply you with a team to help you with every step of the way. Instead of you having to do all the research, as expected when building a new home, they break down the process for you in a step by step fashion. Step 1: Strategy-Meet with property specialistsStep 2: Finances-Finance team helps you get pre-approvedStep 3: Find Property-Look at the most attractive property on the marketStep 4: Negotiate-They will help you negotiate with the vendor’s agentStep 5: Due Diligence-Making sure the house is up to codeStep 6: Conveyancing-Settling the property quicklyStep 7: Renovation-They have builders ready to goStep 8: Property Management-What your next steps need to be Clearly, there is a lot involved, but that is to be expected when dealing with properties. And, as you repeat the process several times, it will become easier and easier. Either way, you can make money. Finding the right help is vital. You don’t want to miss any crucial steps in the process. Take the leap of faith in 2019, own your own property, and fill up that bank account. Office Cleaning Services Melbourne Myths Busted 2019-04-30T05:38:26Z office-cleaning-services-melbourne-myths-busted Office Cleaning Services Melbourne is a reliable service until you get it from reputable service providers like us. Anyway, a few myths are there to bust regarding this industry, which is our mission today. As a reliable, genuine cleaning company in Australia; breaking those myths that discourage clients about hiring this service is our responsibility, and we know it. Are you an office manager/owner who fears common myths related to Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies; hence you don’t hire any? Read this article; then you will get the big picture of it! The first myth that we bust here is regarding the price of this reliable service. For example, “office cleaners are expensive to hire.” Are you an office owner who believes this? Well, a reliable service provider has to charge you a reasonable amount of money to provide you with a comprehensive cleaning service. But, that doesn’t mean that those reputable cleaning companies are evidently expensive service providers. The reality is the opposite! For example, we have explained in our previous articles regarding the costly long-term downsides that you will have to face if you DIY this complicated cleaning process. Your in-house cleaning team can’t get it right for you, and neglecting office cleaning is a disaster. So, it is pretty clear that you should hire external Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies for the task. Let’s get this straight! Reputable office cleaners are affordable, not expensive or cheap. The second myth — office cleaning companies are not flexible. Well, this is completely funny as reputable office cleaners in Australia could be the most flexible service group. When clients meet us in person; the first question we ask is this, “what services do you need?” So, the client gets the change to request the services he/she really needs for her/his office. Also, most of the Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies now stick to customized package trend these days. In other words, we craft cleaning packages according to your requirements. We don’t blast you with a few “fixed” cleaning packages and force you to get one of those. Of course, if you are happy with our fixed packages; you can get those for your office. In summary, office cleaners are a pretty flexible service provider group today. Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies use third-party cleaning staff — a myth that fears office managers to a greater extent. Yes, our previous articles have explained this in detail. Shoddy or unnaturally low-priced cleaning companies do this, most of the time. They don’t have an in-house staff; hence they hire third-party cleaning members such as university students who are not the right cleaning staff. And, it is correct that getting such untrained cleaning staff members to clean your office premises is a harmful act. Anyway, reputable Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies never do it that way. For example, we train our in-house cleaning staff, and the training we give to them is an ongoing process. Also, we never get cleaners from third-party companies to get our projects completed. Like us, all other reputable cleaning companies in Australia only use in-house, trained cleaning staff for it. So, don’t believe the fact that “all the” Office Cleaning Services Melbourne companies use third-party cleaning staff today! Moreover, we have shielded our staff with coverage for accidents and injuries, and all the reputable service providers do the same. Why Is Office Cleaning Not A DIY Cleaning Task? 2019-04-30T05:17:08Z why-is-office-cleaning-not-a-diy-cleaning-task Office Cleaning is a medium-scale to large-scale cleaning task, depending on the size of your office premises and the number of elements to clean in it. In the cleaning industry, medium-scale and large-scale cleaning projects are beyond DIY limits; hence professional service providers are your saviors. While you may think to get your office cleaned through DIY, it will only waste your time and money in the long run. Office Cleaning is not a DIY task, and we give many reasons for it today. First of all, you should realize that the office premise needs efficient cleaning. What is efficient cleaning, and why is it necessary? Well, your clients meet you in the office; hence it should be a spotless place; clients are a group of individuals who give top priority to the cleanliness of their service providers’ offices. Also, you can’t carry on cleaning while clients are in the office. Your in-house team carrying cleaning tasks while clients are there is not advisable as clients can get disturbed by it. Also, it might affect the safety levels of those clients. So, it is pretty clear that efficient cleaning that completes all the cleaning tasks on time is vital for Office Cleaning today. The safety of all the parties is another vital factor to consider here. And, we refer to cleaning employees, clients, and the items in your office here. Individuals who perform cleaning tasks should be trained ones to prevent accidents. And, comprehensive cleaning knowledge is necessary for limiting damages to expensive items. How many expensive tech gadgets are there in your office? Can you afford to get any of it damaged? These facts also prove that Office Cleaning is beyond DIY limits. Handing over the cleaning tasks to untrained individuals was a commonly-made mistake in the old days. Anyway, more and more office managers now have realized that in-house cleaning teams can’t do a better job in this case. Why wouldn’t you hire professional Office Cleaning companies? Do you think that those professional cleaners are expensive to hire? You are 100% wrong; cleaning companies are the most affordable option to consider today, and cleaners like Baps Cleaning can save a lot of money in the long run for you. What do you need for safe Office Cleaning? Well, this industry heavily relies on many cleaning resources such as cleaning machines, trained individuals, and so on. So, the question that you should ask yourself — do I have all this stuff? It is pretty safe to say that an office owner/manager would not invest big money on commercial cleaning machines. And, employing a cleaning team is not a cheap option, and it is an unnecessary cost. So, price-wise and resource-wise; you will not benefit from you investing money in in-house cleaning teams. Office Cleaning is practical only when you have those resources; hence it is pretty clear that those facts also make Office Cleaning a task that is beyond DIY limits. You don’t need to worry about all these factors today though. Booking your professional office cleaner is all you have to do now. But, make sure you hire a reputable service provider in the first hand; fake service providers also exist in this industry now. Baps Cleaning is your number one choice; we are a leader in Office Cleaning in the Melbourne region. New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. Smart Home Automation at the 2019 Melbourne HIA Home Show 2019-04-30T03:55:03Z smart-home-automation-at-the-2019-melbourne-hia-home-show Thousands of Melbourne home owners, renovators and local trade are set to flock to the Melbourne HIA Home Show this May at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf.  Held over four days from Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 May, over 270 exhibitors will showcase the latest products for kitchens, bathrooms, interiors and outdoor living.  Whether you’re looking for lighting, intelligent security, smart toilets or fully automated connected living, the Smart Home Hub at the Home Show is a must-see for all home automation enthusiasts. Featuring a variety of home automation product and service providers, the Smart Home Hub will centre around a seminar stage offering educational presentations on the technology of today and tomorrow, and factors you should consider when making your smart home technology investment.  The Kitchen, Cook & Design Theatre will bring together the best kitchen designers and chefs to help you turn your dream kitchen into a reality. Whether small or large, the kitchen is the hub of any home. It needs form and functionality paired with timeless design, finished off with energy efficient and smart appliances.  For visitors seeking expert advice, the HIA Ask an Expert Hub will offer free 20-minute consultations with leading experts in home building, design, kitchens and bathrooms. Visitors can also bring their plans and design ideas for a personalised consultation with the experts. Pre-bookings can be made online.  The Melbourne Home Show, proudly supported by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) is set to be a popular destination for renovators and builders looking to find expert advice, new products, Show specials and inspiration all under one roof.  Getting around the Show in 2019 is easy thanks to the comprehensive Show website, featuring an exhibitor list, seminar timetables, new products, exclusive savings, prizes to be won and more. The HIA Home Show is Australia’s leading and most trusted building and home improvement event and a great day out for the whole family.  Tickets available to purchase at the door or online at melbournehomeshow.com.au. Entry for kids under 14 and members of the trade are FREE.