Are you a homeowner in a flood-affected region?

Expand Renovate likes you to recover from natural disasters by providing technical and general advice on renovation Brisbane wide.

When dealing with the shock and loss after your home is flooded, it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the thought of renovation and not know where to start.


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We have 3 tips for getting renovation builders Brisbane wide.

  • Get at least three quotes
  • Use a written contract
  • Check if building inspections are required


We recommend contacting a QBCC Licenced builder to renovate your home. That way, you are covered by the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme and this will allow you to access our dispute resolution service. QBCC Licensed builders have proven qualifications and knowledge for the work they are licensed to do, which makes them the best choice to help you renovate after a flood.



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How do you flood proof a house in Queensland?
Sealing/facing/rendering walls to prevent water damage to the building’s interior. Building watertight walls around key or susceptible work areas. Installing permanent watertight external doors. Construct flood walls or levees outside the facility to keep floodwaters away.
What foundation type is best suited to a flood prone site?
  • Pile
  • post
  • column
  • pier foundation
In areas of slow-moving floodwater, any of these raised foundation types are acceptable.
The traditional pier-and-beam foundation with a frame floor system is generally the least-expensive elevated foundation option.
What materials can withstand a flood?
  • water resilient building materials
  • closed cell
  • plastic insulation
  • expanded polystyrene
  • polyurethane
  • handmade bricks
They are pretty much water-resistant. Bricks are waterproof and allow for drying and disinfecting.
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How do you renovate a flood proof Home?
1. Elevation: Raising the height of the house floor above expected flood levels
2.  Build With Flood-Resistant Materials
      Flood-resistant materials should be used for walls, floors and other parts of a home that are below the 100-year flood level.
      Commonly available flood-resistant materials include
  • concrete
  • closed-cell and foam insulation
  • pressure-treated and marine-grade plywood
  • ceramic tile
3. Apply coatings , sealants and waterproof veneer
4. Raise or floodproof HVAC Equipment and Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical System Components
5. Anchor Fuel Tanks
6. Install Foundation Vents or a Sump Pump
      The sump pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or crawlspace stays dry.
7. Construct Permanent Barriers
8. Install Sewer Backflow Valves



If you are looking for a builder who can take care of your home to be a flood-proof home for the next flood incident, contact us on 0499 036 991.