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4 Tips For Heating Your Apartment This Winter

4 Tips for Heating Your Apartment This Winter

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Winter is officially here, and boy are we feeling it!! It always seems to be that your home can’t stay cool in summer and warm in winter. So, how do you still warm in the cooler months? Seal it up There is no mistaking the

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Getting organised in your strata property

Getting Organised in Your Strata Property Marie Kondo Style

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It has been three months since the hit Netflix show got people to finally organize their lives, here is a bit of a reminder. Tidying up with Marie Kondo stars the Japanese decluttering expert. The more bags of clutter and rubbish that the home owners

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Allunga and Ballah Cost Savings

Allunga and Ballah – Cost Savings

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The best body corporate committees will look for the latest technology to improve the efficiency of their building, and increase property values.  Sometimes this involves capital expenditure to reduce operating costs. SSKB loves working closely and building strong relationships with our Committees and Building Managers

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Feng Shui Design Is Elemental

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Making the most of your living space is vital in apartment living. And the ancient Chinese principles of Feng Shui may help cut through the clutter, and point the way to attractive and functional design. Feng Shui is a system of laws in Chinese thought

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SSKB Supports The Community

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SSKB loves to give back to the community. SSKB Wheel And Walk Last month, SSKB was the major sponsor of the 2018 Brisbane Wheel and Walk, the major fund-raising event for SBH Queensland. In addition, some of our staff members laced up their running shoes

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Popular Plants for Common Gardens

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Well-maintained common property around your strata community not only improves your property visually, but can also impact on your property’s values.  Common property which can be greatly and easily improved includes all aspects of the gardening and grounds such as lawns, access roadways and swimming

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In-home Tech For Apartment Living

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SSKB Strata Managers is taking a look at some to the high tech gizmos and gadgets to make apartment living even better. Some of the things we’re featuring are high concept, others are available to purchase right now. Sometimes apartment living – and its space

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Ben Brings a Fresh View to Valley Living

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It’s 10am and Fortitude Valley, the party of heart of Brisbane, is coming alive for the day. Some of its most colourful characters won’t emerge for another 12 hours, but the Valley’s quirky off-beat charm is unmistakable – even during daylight hours. Like so much

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Chief Strata Officer A New Role For Kim

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SSKB is delighted to announce the promotion of Brisbane General Manager Kim Fenton to Chief Strata Officer, a newly created position within SSKB. According to CEO of SSKB, Mark Roy, the new position is unique in the industry. “SSKB has experienced outstanding growth over the

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SSKB looks at why morning meetings are best

Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Meetings are an important and inevitable part of body corporate life. Each body corporate/owners corporation will have one AGM, possibly an EGM, and a number of committee meetings throughout the year. Strata managers and committee members alike want these meetings to be efficient and worthwhile. Though many

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Energy efficiency is possible in strata communities. SSKB looks at some of the options.

Ideas For Going Green

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It can be easy going green, and the long term benefits could include financial savings as well as ecological ones. Encouraging green planting in and around buildings – especially creating green shade on balconies that receive a blast of western sun – can reduce the

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Chris Nezmah from StarBMS recommends RUMs do their homework first

Working with Committees – Prioritising Improvement Budgets

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In 2015 SSKB surveyed Resident Unit Manages to ask them what their top five challenges were. The answer came back – working with body corporate/owners corporation committees to approve budgets for building improvements. We asked Chris Nezmah, general manager of Star BMS for practical tips

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Go streamline with this besta TV storage hub

Space: The Final Frontier

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Whether you’re in a multi-bedroom townhome or a bijoux studio apartment, storage space always seems to be at a premium. In fact, the Victoria Government released the results of a recent survey which revealed that a lack of storage space is the number one thing

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grevileas make a great native feature in strata community gardens

Native Plants The Natural Choice For Smart Committees

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By Bethany King One of my favourite places to spend time is my grandma’s garden – always filled with beautiful scents, vivid colours and joyful rainbow lorikeets. While my grandma (still an avid gardener in her eighties) can spend hours planning what plants will go

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Strata Technology – Time to Trade Up

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In today’s fast-moving world, immediate access to information and ease of communication are vital. If I’m travelling somewhere, I pull up Google Maps on my iPhone and see if there are any traffic delays or congestion on my route. If so, I pick another route,

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