Some recent Renovation Works

Robust has recently been working on some properties that needed some works to bring them up to a better standard prior to displaying them for sale.

We can undertake all works needed on the property.

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Build a Stud Partition Wall

Stud partitions or stud walls are one of the cheapest and quickest ways  of building internal walls. Note this are non load bearing walls.

Looking to fit out an office or divide rooms in existing or new home. Stud walls are the main method of achieving this. Usually use of timber 4×2 or 4×3 is used for the frame and plasterboard is then screw fixed onto the studs. Metal studs can also be used.


12.5mm plain slab plasterboard is ideal for this job. There is also slabs that could be used along with insulation depending on the use of the space.

For additional storage space for materials within an office a simple plain slab on stud work is quick and quick. Install a frame and a standard door to complete the storage area.


If you are interested in getting work like this done contact Robust at

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Furniture Assembly

Looking for some new storage or furniture assembled. Robust can pick up deliver and assemble any furniture you require.

If you have ever attempted to put together a large wardrobe yourself you will realise that it is no easy task. Take the wardrobe in the picture below. The weight is 80kg and the doors will not fit in a standard car. Please note also these pieces need to be attached with a bracket to the wall so ensure they do not fall over.

large wardrobe assembly
Large wardrobe assembly

Extra storage or new furniture

Let us know what you thinking in regards storage or furniture and we can help you achieve that. One of the best options and most cost effective is to book us in for a few pieces and any other carpentry work you need done. Then you can get all these small DIY jobs complete in a day.

What your plans, let us know


Calgary Walnut Wooden Floors

Wooden Floors are one of the many jobs Robust are very good at. We have a lot of experience from residential units to entire offices we can supply, fit and lay the floors.

It is important to note the price can vary on if you want a standard 8mm laminate with standard underlay or you want a thicker and higher quality floor.

For example the picture below has a 12mm laminate, Calgary Walnut with whisper gold underlay. Cheaper options than this are available but this is a very good product and will provide years of Robust wear.

wooden floors
wooden floors

If you are considering changing from carpet or lino please discuss you requirements with us and we will transform your old floor into something special. Remember wooden floors are easy to clean and healthy as they don’t create dust or hold dirt like carpets do.
Contact Robust to discuss your floor today.





Moisture Problems

Robust is currently tackling two jobs with moisture and condensation issues.

We have a medium portable dehumidifier running in a one bed apartment currently with mould issues. The display on the dehumidifier shows the current room humidity. The reading above is 72. Range goes from 0-100. The ideal range for rooms is 40-50. Hence the indicator is showing 72 is high moisture.

Mould and high moisture:

The higher the more humid and the more moisture. This moisture allows mould to grow and makes the room damp and musty.

We plan on seeing how much moisture we can remove from the small room and also will the humidity be possible to lower or will the dehumidifier need be left on to tackle the problem.


Here is the amount of water removed over the course of a weekend, the compartment filled to the top. As you can see it full to the overflow cut off point. This is the magnetic connection to cut off this unit, a good feature.

Water Collected in Dehumidifer, remove moisture from rooms
Water Collected in Dehumidifer

The humidity levels are being reduced from high 80’s down to 60. Following moisture removal it is a good time to tackle a mould treatment and application of new durable paint.

There is also the industrial option as shown below, this would remove moisture quicker.

Industrial Dehumidifer
Industrial Dehumidifer

Whatever your concern or issue in regards moisture is don’t delay- Contact Robust today for a quote


tax deductions for property maintenance

Allowable Property maintenance tax deductions

Landlords often mention that most of their rental income is actually paid in taxes. What are your options to both improve your property and limit your tax bill?

All work done by Robust Property maintenance can be deducted from your rental income tax bill. You can write off Robust’s invoiced cost as an expense. This is subject to some rules of course but basically all our services would be considered allowable deductions.

This is what Revenue say are allowable deductions from rental income in regards property maintenance expenditure deductions:
• maintenance of the property, e.g. cleaning and general servicing, exterior and interior
painting and decorating,
• repairs, (a ‘repair’ means the restoration of an asset by replacing subsidiary parts of the
whole asset). Examples of common repairs which are normally deductible in computing
rental income include:
1. damp and rot treatment,
2. mending broken windows, doors, furniture and machines,
3. replacing roof slates.

The full text and details are available here and in revenue leaflet IT70.

Save money on your taxes
Save Money on your taxes

What expenses can I write off my rental income?

Remember you can’t  actually claim a deduction for your own labour. So any work you undertake yourself will not be tax deductible.

Save yourself time and money today by getting your property maintenance done the Robust way.