Blog Articles - Building & Repair Hints & Tips
Wednesday 26th Oct 2011
The very thought of renovation divides people. For some it's an opportunity to create and improve, while others see dust and mess and a drain on the budget. If you're on the fence about whether to renovate, these tips might help you consider the pros and cons and make a decision.
Thursday 20th Oct 2011
Termites can pose a serious problem to your home, causing damage to wooden structures in and around the house. In addition, damage caused by termites isn't covered by home insurance. It's vital that you are vigilant about inspecting your home for termite damage.
Tuesday 11th Oct 2011
Our increased awareness of environmentally friendly design combined with government laws and restrictions has led to our homes becoming more and more energy efficient. So how can you design your home so that it's more energy efficient?
Wednesday 5th Oct 2011
Redecorating or making over your home may seem like a daunting task. But by following a few simple design tips you'll be well on your way to creating a home that's fit for your favourite house and garden magazine.
Monday 26th Sep 2011
Maintenance, repairs and renovations can be complex and involved, and whether or not you're pleased with the end result has a lot to do with choosing the right tradie for your job. Although it's tempting to make your choice solely based on price, ensuring that your tradesperson is a good fit is a must, whether you’re looking for a carpenter, an electrician, a plumber or any other skilled ‘tradie’. But how can you tell?
Friday 12th Nov 2010
For the second consecutive year a team of Gold Coast tradesmen have been nominated as finalists for one of the states highest industry training excellence awards.
Construction Skills Queensland has identified local Gold Coast businessman Chris Jefferson as a leader in providing on the job training in his business, Maintrade Building Services.
Monday 30th Nov 2009
Maintrade Building Services are proud to announce that we were awarded 2nd place in the recent CSQ Training Excellence Awards in the category for Employer Commitment to training (under $5million turnover).
Tuesday 1st Sep 2009
We’re having a Spring Special on deck installations for the month of September. If you are one of the first 10 to book in a new deck installation with us before 30th September 2009, we’ll throw in a gas patio heater for free, so you can maximise the use of your deck even in the cooler months.
Tuesday 18th Aug 2009
With Christmas just around the corner, we are preparing for another crazy few months leading up to the festive season. What does the Christmas season mean for you?
Saturday 15th Aug 2009
When Mark Shepherd was put on work placement by Australian Technical College – Gold Coast, he hoped to get a little hands on carpentry experience and maybe some insight into what full-time work is like.