Maintenance Myths 

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There are many myths when it comes to the maintenance of your Strata scheme. Don’t fix what’s not broken unfortunately doesn’t apply when it comes to the maintenance of your scheme. However, many people believe different. At StarBMS we are going to bust some maintenance

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Risks for Deferring Maintenance

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Many Bodies Corporate don’t understand the risks associated with deferring maintenance to their building. Throughout our many years in the industry we’ve seen the consequences that comes with a lack of planning combined with a poor standard of maintenance that results in buildings being not

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Cladding Update

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Over the past two years since the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, the fire safety risks associated with combustible and non-compliant cladding on high-rise buildings has been highlighted. Although the presence of combustible cladding is Australia wide, each state has

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How to Spot a Building Defect

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A new strata property comes with time-limited warranties for any defects that may occur. As seen in the Opal Towers and Mascot Tower incidents, fixing defects in Strata properties can be costly and time-consuming. In all new buildings, defects are expected. However, it is important

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Maintenance Schedules

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If you are part of a committee or own management rights in a strata (body corporate) scheme, it can be difficult to ensure all areas are being well managed. At Star BMS, we believe one of the most effective to improve how a scheme is

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Building Management Statements

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings with a variety of different types of lots (which may include residential, retail and commercial).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Being part of a Strata Community can be very rewarding, you are part of a safe environment where you get to know who is part of your community. However, Strata can be a confusing world. From the changes in legislation to the terminology that is

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Cladding Update

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The extended part 2 deadline has now passed. This means that all building owners that had progressed to part 2 should have uploaded their completed Form 34 ‘Building Industry Professional Statement’ to the Safer Buildings Combustible Cladding Checklist and finished part 2. What has happened

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Mascot Towers – not all it’s cracked up to be

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It has been almost one month since residents of the Mascot Towers building in Sydney were evacuated from there homes. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. When will residents return to their homes? With repairs predicted to

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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