Many homes may experience some mustiness in winter. However if you own a home with monolithic or plaster cladding, it’s important to check that external moisture is not penetrating the protective paint layer. In addition to regular painting to keep moisture out, Surecoat recommends you … [Read more...] about Winter is a great time to maintain your plaster cladding
The Why, When and How of Cladding Repairs WHY By far the biggest reason for both recladding and cladding repairs is the leaky home fiasco that started in the 1990s through to the early 2000s. It really was a perfect storm: a housing boom combined with a change to the building code led to the … [Read more...] about The Why, When and How of Cladding Repairs
It's important to keep on top of house maintenance as a way of preventing minor issues turning into serious problems later on. A plaster crack, for example could be a surface blemish, or it could indicate bigger problems. However, while we need to be aware of any cracks in our walls we should be … [Read more...] about Plaster crack repairs – DIY or Leave it to the Experts?
Your house is probably your biggest asset as well as your home - so it's important to look after it, starting with the external cladding. All exterior cladding need regular scheduled property maintenance to ensure their long term performance and to guard against effects of leaking. It's no … [Read more...] about Importance of Regular Property Maintenance
The Auckland property market has had to deal with ongoing problems associated with leaky homes for well over a decade now. Other regions throughout New Zealand have also had their share of leaky homes, but Auckland has been hit with the largest amount of leaky homes and the repairs that follow with … [Read more...] about Signs to Look for in a Leaky Home
A new development in the leaky home saga is emerging as some people are finding that their homes are failing for the second time. The Body Corporate Chair's Group was formed to give advice and support to people running big apartment blocks including help with issues such as leaky building … [Read more...] about Apartment Owners Facing Second Lot of Leaky Building Repair
Leaky homes are not going away in a hurry. New cases continue to emerge and each and every one was built to New Zealand standards and was likely code compliant. A quick search under 'leaky' in Trade Me will regularly come up with once beautiful homes now described as a "leaky opportunity" for … [Read more...] about Increase in Leaky Homes Being Listed on Trade Me
Monolithic cladding can be found throughout New Zealand, despite the vast amount of homes that have monolithic cladding many people are unawares of how to maintain and keep their claddings to a standard that will prevent leaks and damage to the cladding from occurring. Monolithic cladding has a … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Monolithic Cladding