Melbourne Dilaps, My New Property and Trees first visit to Melbourne

I work often with companies that generate inspection reports for properties in the local area, and since I purchased a piece of land and had a home built on it in Melbourne, I needed professionals to handle the job and ensure that nothing was wrong with the property that could have cost me money in the future or even ended up in litigation. Given that my dog and I are not professional inspectors, of course we had to outsource to professionals. Dilapidation Reports Melbourne did a great job, and they generated a thorough report that showed—indeed—that our brand new property had no structural integrity issues, issues with pests, or any other problems that would have made it unappealing to future buyers if I ever decided to part with the property.

I’m a flipper and I often buy and resell properties, and in the likely case I ever do it again in Melbourne, I will no doubt enlist the services of this company. They were professional from start to finish and were very mindful of my concerns. I was a bit annoying to them I think, because I’m a bit of a know-it-all and I have plenty of experience in the real estate industry, and they not only tolerated me but went out of their way to alleviate any concerns I had and show me the full report when requested.

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When I purchase another property in Melbourne, I plan on using them again. I often buy properties and sell them in Melbourne, so I will keep them on speed dial in my contacts list in my phone. They were absolutely excellent and the general inspector Brandon was very knowledgeable and had a lot of experience in the industry. Him and I had a brief chat about real estate over coffee and I hope to deal with him soon in the future and sell him a beachfront property, as I’m sure he’ll be in the business for one eventually with how well his company is going! Brandon is a great guy, and I’d love to see him make a guest post on this blog about his business operations. I’m endlessly interested in the more introverted and technical side of the building industry, and all of the inspectors I’ve met are quiet, professional people who are very career-oriented and enjoy looking at the small things that most people overlook with buildings in the local area.

If you’re in the business for inspections in the local area of Melbourne and you need professionals, I certainly recommend hiring this company. Their rates are great, their reports are penetrative and thorough, and their experience level is higher than any of the other companies I queried in the local area. Absolutely a class act, and Tree fully approved!

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New Office Fitout in Sydney – Where to start?

Tree and his friend Polo dressed for their new office

I’m setting up a new office in Sydney, right downtown in the central business district. Suffice it to say, I’m hopelessly lost. I’m not an office manager or a world-class interior designer, and although I mentioned in a previous blog that I’m sort of taking my first foray into the world of interior design, I only helped design my own flat and I really don’t know much when it comes to making the inside of my office look really great and feel awesome for my workers. This is why I hired Office Fitouts Sydney to get everything set up in my new business location.

They gave me a lot of good arguments when I first called them about why I should enlist their services. First of all, they pointed me to some interesting reading materials online about why it is important to have a great office design to increase the efficiency of my workers. I have a small office for my real estate business where we get people looking for real estate advice quite often, and I am often concerned about how efficient my workers are being and always look to minimize distractions and create the best working environment possible for my employees.

They helped us install distraction-free partitions to ensure that noise levels were kept within manageable ranges, and they optimized the layout of the office to ensure that my workers could move from place to place without bumping into each other. Everything looks wonderful, and I’m a big fan of colorful accents in otherwise drab environments. I think that’s the reason why big companies like Google have started to use primary colors to accent the inside of their offices. There’s definitely something psychologically interesting going on there that I think can be applied to other office environments.

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Suffice it to say, I give them a ten out of ten when it comes to offering great services at affordable prices. I’m always looking to save money to make money, as it were, and their prices were very fair. I’m more than satisfied with what they offered us, and if my dog was an office worker, I’m sure she’d appreciate how spacious the new fit outs are. Tree would have plenty of places to store her treats and she would absolutely love the comfort of the cubicle. She’s quite a timid dog, so she doesn’t like a lot of noise, and if she were a person, this would be the ideal working environment for her personality.

Thank you for your expertise and sage advice, and thank you for helping us optimize our office. Everything looks positively stellar and perfectly reflects our brand image. The office is working a lot more efficiently than before, and I look forward to seeing the quarterly productivity reports. Now we just have to do something about those lazy workers.

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When Your Sink is Unable to Drain – Blocked Drains Brisbane.

Like most homeowners, I have never particularly enjoyed working with plumbers. They usually seem lazy and most interested in making a ton of money off your own desperation and lack of plumbing knowledge, and they rarely if ever go above and beyond to deliver you quality services for affordable rates. Plumbers have a justly sour reputation. Luckily, Brisbane residents do have access to a very good plumbing service that seems to be honest and seems to have unusually low rates compared to the other local offerings. I have a small home located in the central downtown area, and I needed to get an issue fixed with my drains that was causing my sink to not drain properly in the bathroom.

Tree’s time to investigate

I thought I would end up spending a lot of money, and as I am a pretty thrifty and money-conscious person with multiple properties, I didn’t really want to have to deal with overpriced plumbing services. Blocked Drains Brisbane seemed to be the best bet after reading reviews online, and I decided to go with the crowd and pick the area’s most popular service. It seemed previous reviews weren’t wrong, as I had a great experience with them and I was surprised that they had such low rates compared to what I’d found with plumbers at my other properties across the country.

Corgi Sink
Sorry Tree you’re not much of a plumber

I deal in real estate on the side so I’ve unfortunately dealt with plumbers extensively in the past—mostly lazy plumbers, of course—and I wasn’t happy with their services. I wish that there were more drains specialists in other cities that provided such excellent services for such low costs. I was incredibly pleased with what they did for me. They fixed the issue quickly and the drain worked properly only an hour or so after they came out to the location. It was essentially an immediate dispatch service, which was nice, as I was on a tight schedule and only planned on being in the city for a few days at most.

I felt fortunate for the service they provided, and as such, I thought I would write up a positive review for them. They said they’ll feature it on their website as a result, and I hope they do. They were mindful of my things and hauled their equipment in through the back to avoid letting my dog out into the front yard. Tree can be quite timid with people coming into the home, and they were very friendly to my dog and I.

Thank you for providing a great service for a fair price. I was more than happy with everything you did for me, my wife, and of course my dog. Everything’s in working order now and I haven’t had any issues with the bathroom sink draining slowly. The issue was solved and the parts that needed to be replaced were replaced quickly.

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My Adelaide Flat and the Plantation Shutters Experiment!

After moving to Adelaide, I was looking for ways to improve the drab interior of the small flat I purchased in the city. Looking at some designs online, I noticed that a lot of the most stunning interior design configurations contained some form of plantation shutters. The company Plantation Shutters Adelaide was more than helpful in giving me a selection of some of the most beautiful blinds in their collection. Their website we exceptionally easy to navigate, and I was able to immediately look at examples of their previous work, which was nice. I didn’t have to drive out to any galleries and take a look at their stock in order to see what they had.


Of course, I decided to drive out anyway. I looked at some of the beautiful shades they had in their collection and settled on the dark wood, as it went best with my furniture and with the color scheme of my interior. Mixing it with some more vibrant colors proved to look really good, and now, my flat looks absolutely awesome. With colorful accents, the dark wood is outlined in the best way. I’m very happy with how my flat looks now, as is Tree, who tore up the upholstery before. She can’t really dig her claws into the wooden shutters, which of course saves me a lot of money and frustration.



Time and cost were the factors I was looking for.

Their pricing was excellent and the response time was incredibly fast, which made it even more appealing. I would recommend them to anyone living in the Adelaide area looking for the best possible deal on plantation shutters. Really exemplary service. Each of their designers seemed to have an artistic eye, and everything was installed very quickly, so that was nice. I barely even noticed them in the home, and they took care to not let Tree out into the yard, which was nice as well.

If you’re looking for a quality local provider of these types of blinds, I would certainly recommend them. Whether you’re embarking on your first journey into amateur interior design or you’re one of those professional people with artistic eyes inherently, I think you’ll like working with this company. They are absolutely the best out of the other options in the local area, and I cannot recommend them enough and add on to the already positive praise they’ve received from other reviewers online spread across Google Maps, Yelp, and their own review page natively on their website.

I hope you follow my blog and keep up to date with my posts. Are there any companies you would like me to highlight in the area? I have multiple properties across Australia and I live in various places all over the country, so I should be able to try things out and give you my opinions.