Alinement

Sustainable Living

Building Services

Alinement

A distinctive construction company, focuses on delivering a collection of specialised trade skills all from the one company.

"We build homes, designer furniture and web platforms."

Alinement allows the flexibility for completion at any stage of construction.

Sustainability

We focus on quality, timelessness and sustainable living and understand what matters to you.

Operating in inner city Melbourne and surrounding local areas, we are unique in tailoring building design, functionality and solutions to suit your needs with ease and simplicity. Alinement can provide a single trade or a collection of trades.

Value

We place great value on the highest standard in a safe, professional and timely manner.

Our principles and standards are of the utmost importance to us with our key outcome being high quality sustainable living.

Hands-on

Alinement is ‘hands-on.’ With over 25 years of building and project manager experience, the primary focus is being consistently on site.

Knowledge

Our Team has extensive knowledge and practical experience in all trades. We believe in quality and providing exceptional customer service and commitment.

Trades

Alinement uniquely offers a comprehensive range of skills from the one company. This assists clients in all areas of building design and property development.

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Click below to find out more about our specialised trades | tradies and what we consult in:



Drafting Services

We know that drafting is essential when starting your building project. It helps you understand and visualize what is about to be constructed. Think of the drawing as a contract. It avoids discrepancies and misunderstandings and forms part of our schedule contract.

Alinement consults with you and puts your ideas and creations on paper offering expert advice along the way.



Project Manager Construction Residential

Alinement understands the various needs of their clients.

Many people carry out their own renovations or construct their own project using their own skills to save time and save money. An owner builder must accept the same responsibilities, risks and liabilities as a licenced builder. This will include responsibility for insurance and occupational health and safety of workers on site.

We recommend where the building permit is in the owner/principal’s name, the owner should engage a building team as a Project Manager. Engaging a Project Manager gives you the expertise and flexibility you need at a reduced cost and full control of your project.

If building is not your forte and you would like to be an owner builder, Alinement can act as your Project Manager and offer specific/combined trade services.

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Old Richmond Plaster Development


Carpenter near me in Melbourne

Alinement has partnered with Workshop3121, a carpentry and joinery Team who deliver the utmost quality workmanship with careful consideration to design, function, sustainability and timely completions, in accordance to our Drafting & Design concepts and our custom approach.

Not only do we focus on our building for our construction projects, we also build and make our own designer furniture pieces to tailor your home.

Alinement realises that building companies requiring carpenters may find it a daunting task filtering out the good from the bad, we’ve done this for you. With a solid skilled carpenter on board, we provide services for one day or a long term hire. The flexibility and security that Alinement carpentry hire provides you is incomparable.



Formwork | Steel | Concrete | Polishing

formwork concrete columns | formwork concrete furniture | concrete benches | concrete walls

Concrete is increasingly finding its way into our homes and offices, transforming this stereo typical 20th Century Industry into a timeless and sustainable generation of its own.

Our custom approach gives our clients the artistic freedom to create a unique statement for your next project.

We create formwork by hand with the upmost care and accuracy.

Alinement can make mould work to form a desired shape with concrete such as slabs, support beams and walls as well as creating custom furniture, bench tops & wall panels in concrete, transforming building material into timeless and sustainable design statements with incredible strength. We are able to create statement pieces that are truly unique taking on a sculptural quality.

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Home Security Cameras

CCTV helps add another layer of security to your home. When you have a security system installed a motion detector triggers the alarm. CCTV can provide footage and evidence of what has caused your alarm.

With the availability of cost effective, reliable and fast home internet options, the ability to view CCTV video from a remote location has become a viable option.

Alinement employs a highly trained group that in the event of an alarm, can view live CCTV footage at your premises to help determine what caused the alarm.



Brickwork Restoration | Brickwork Repairs

Restoring dilapidated brickwork to its former glory is an art form that few highly skilled tradespeople possess.

Old Richmond Plaster is an artisan bricklayer and solid plasterer for over 25 years carrying out brickwork repairs, such as mortar erosion, rising damp repairs and cracks.

Mortar Erosion can occur from a variety of reasons including weak mortar mix, salt damp, old age and atmospheric conditions. Depending on the cause, there are treatments available.

Rising Damp in Melbourne is largely present and a common problem, again with few highly skilled tradespeople being able to treat with long term results effectively. Brickwork with rising damp is left with what is known as 'Salt Damp'. Alinement assesses and specialises in treating the affected areas.

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Solid Plastering | Solid Plaster Repairs

Solid plaster is an art and requires a highly specialised set of skills. The cement mix is an indoor and out door product, an artist will call it mud.

Mixing mud your ratio should be 4 parts washed sand, 1 part cement water-proof/salt retarder. Opt for a finish coat known as white set. This is hard plaster mixed with lime.

What is Matching Colour and Texture?

Matching a finish requires a practicable approach. The purpose of this is to break visual impact. Alinement can uniquely incorporate this by adding a physical joint, a door/window, downpipe or other similar separating materials where possible.

The owner or agent at the time of construction specifies construction that does not allow for movement. Cracking will not be a defect.



Web Hosting Australia | Web Design Melbourne

Affordable Web Hosting Australia

"web platforms was founded with a different type of vision"

We know that engaging a web expert can be costly and overwhelming. We know this as we have experienced this first hand ourselves and found it difficult to find a transparent expert who could get us to where we wanted to be fast.

This is why Alinement together with Workshop 3121 has done the hard work for you and introduced a web platforms to keep things simple with high quality for our clients and cut out the nonsense.



Property Maintenance

Hire a Hand

Our Building Team is equipped and ready to go with the following services including being available for urgent repairs.

Real Estate

Our services can also help Residential Rental Providers, Renters and Property Managers meet the basic minimum standards and satisfy the performance requirement of the Building Code of Australia.

Understanding

Our Building Services Team, ‘Alinement’, understands the need to take away stress by acting quickly and efficiently and providing our expert skills.


Defective Solutions

Alinement is creative, quick to identify a core of a problem and solution orientated.

We focus on: Dilapidation Reports for Pre-purchase Inspections | Defective Work by Contractors | Rising Damp | Waterproofing

We follow: ‘Guidelines Standards and Tolerances’ Australian Standards and Buiding Codes Australia for defective work BCA

We can assess and report defects on a visual basis. We then provide you with independent information on the condition of your property.

Apart from listing defects and providing a photographed Dilapidation Report, getting us to carry out your home inspection is to provide advice to you. This includes regarding the general condition of the property and to form an opinion in comparison to a home that is of similar age and construction that has been well maintained over the period of its life.



Free Rooms from Mouldiness & Dampness

What is Rising Damp | What causes Rising Damp

Rising Damp is a common occurrence in masonry buildings causing significant damage. Moisture containing salt from the ground rises up the capillaries of bricks, stone and mortar joints. Capillary rise is a natural occurrence.

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Symptoms of Rising Damp include;

Problem brickwork | Presence of salt on walls | Rotting skirting & floorboards | Detaching plaster & render | Musty room smells | Flaking & bubbling paintwork | Crumbling bricks & missing mortar | Water tidemark or staining

Where left untreated, rising damp can damage brickwork by deterioration of the mortar, which will then compromise the structure of the building.

How to Fix Rising Damp | How to Stop Rising Damp | How to Treat Rising Damp

Alinement can treat rising damp by a waterproof horizontal membrane barrier in the base of the wall. This barrier is commonly called a damp-proof course (DPC) using tech-dry products for wall treatment.

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The other method Alinement offers is 'old school,' and requires a highly skilled specialist to complete giving optimum results. This method involves removal of the damaged brick and laying a barrier of Polythene damp-proof course (DPC) and replacing the damaged bricks with new bricks, re-laying and repointing.

It is important to note, once the treatment of DPC is completed, the damaged solid plaster must be removed and new solid plaster reinstated with a water proof additive in the plaster mix also known as mud.



STOP Water Leaks

Plumbing Repairs
  • Burst pipes
  • Leaking roof
  • Plumbing Replacement or Installation
  • Hot Water Service | Gutter | Taps | P-traps | Washers
  • Kitchen Sink | Laundry Trough | Dishwashers
  • Install water efficient shower-head


    Smoke Alarm
  • Replace battery with Ultimate Lithium
  • Update: The smoke alarm that thinks, speaks and aletrs your phone Nest Protect
  • Repair
  • Damaged walls | Damaged flooring | Damaged bricks
  • Hardware Replacement
  • Deadlocks | Latches | Doors | Windows | Spiral balances
  • Increase the energy efficiency of the house with new led globes


    Outdoor Maintenance
  • Paving works | Landscaping | High Pressure Cleaning
  • Furniture Assembly

    General





    Yes, we encourage Owner Builder Projects. We work side by side with you, providing our expert knowledge and hands on practical experience.


    Yes, all our trades offered are in our 'trades' section. You may wish to use a single trade or a collection of trades for your project.


    Yes, this is one of the reasons we are unique. Our contract agreement allows the flexibility for completion at any stage of construction. For example, if all you need is foundations and excavations or concrete stumps with bearers & joist, Alinement will make it happen.


    Yes, where you have a vision or need direction, we offer a full suite of services and guidance throughout every stage of your project.


    Yes, at Alinement, we value transparency. This should be an enjoyable experience for you knowing exactly what to expect and when. Our in depth schedule ensures we have a clear plan in place and a fixed timeline built into your contract.


    Depending on the scope of the project, it is possible you may be able to live in your home during construction, however it is not guaranteed. Your safety is our priority and the more complex the project, the more difficult it will be for you to live in the home during construction. We can discuss this with you during the consultation stage.


    Yes, this is a fundamental part of your project experience. Site visits are coordinated for you, to ensure we are complying with OH&S requirements. In addition to this, we provide you with regular updates on the progress of your project.





    No, make sure you replace the battery with a lithium battery and test the smoke alarm.


    No, emergency works by a licensed builder with experience can carry out the repair.


    Availabilty depends on the urgency of the work.





    Your first consultation comprises an obligation free initial meeting. This involves discussing your concepts and aspirations for the project or repair work and your budget. We talk about your ‘must haves’ and your ‘wishes’ and how to transform these into a timeless sustainable design or solution that will cater for your lifestyle.


    Where projects are on a smaller scale, we will compile all the relevant documentation, based on your drafted specifications and provide you with a quote for your review.


    Where projects are on a larger scale and, or require more complex solutions, to be able to provide you a price and give you the best advise, sometimes we need to take a good look at all the factors and the conditions for your project or repair work. This takes time on site and in the office namely ‘administrative time’. Our in depth quotes are fairly priced. The utmost care is taken to give a price and avoid unnecessary ‘variations’ over the term of the project.

    Alinement operates with honesty and integrity. An important thing to remember is ‘the planning’ of any project is critical to fulfilling a project to the highest quality and mitigating cost.

    Paying for an in depth scheduled scope of works gives our clients the ability to make informed decisions about their project from beginning to end so there are no surprises.


    Our quotes are valid for 30 days. We understand it takes time to make a decision. If you are happy to proceed, we then move to the pre-construction stage. This involves a meeting to discuss your contract.


    The total cost of your project depends on the scale and type of work required. Fixed pricing is given, so you know the cost at the beginning of your project and there are no surprise expenses on completion.


    Payments are due at different stages of the build. Most projects include deposit, demolition, base, frame, lock up and fix. Alinement operates through Method B of the Domestic Building Contract Act 1995, Section 40 of this Act does not apply.

    Prior to work commencing on your project, you will be provided with a contract, which outlines our payment terms.

    Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions or to organise a free consultation.





    Yes, there is a call out fee for Property Maintenance.


    Hire a Hand is an hourly rate in addition to the call out fee.


    Our quotes are valid for 30 days. We understand it takes time to make a decision. If you are happy to proceed, we then move to the pre-construction stage. This involves a meeting to discuss your contract.


    Payments are due at the end of the day every day, in some cases upfront.



    The price is based on clear and free access to all aspects to the contract scope | claims: Property Maintenance may be served at the end of the day everyday, in some cases upfront | claims: Building Services may be served at 5 business day intervals; with the first claim 5 business days after commencement | disclaimer; this quote was prepared based on the information calculated at the time of quoting, should revised information become available at a later stage changing the contract scope then the quote may be invalid or revised | principal indemnifies Alinement Pty. Ltd. from any unforeseen | adjustments to be made for inclement weather also rise on material & trade services. Note minimum charge 5 hours per day and/or 5 metre squared and/or 5 metre linear. Price subject to prime cost & provisional sum ascertainable items.

    If you wish to proceed with the works please provide confirmation with appropriate deposit via return email or in writing to our office for our early attention. Sequential work is scheduled on receipt of payments due.

    Cooling-off Period

    You may end the contract within (5) clear business days after signing or accepting the Contract Document. Deposit is a form of acceptance. Deposits are not refundable. Ending a Contract must be done in writing and delivered by email or Registered mail. All fees incurred till date must be paid for Contract to end