By, Sophie Foster. RENOVATION activity is expected to hit a record $8.8b nationally, with Queensland to see a 7 per cent surge because of its strong value for money, according to latest forecasts. Forecasts given to The Courier-Mail by Master Builders Australia has Queensland hitting $1.468b worth of alternations and additions activity in the 2018-2019 year, before rising 6 per cent to $1.556b the following year and then peaking at $1.618b in 2020. Master Builders Australia’s national economics manager Matthew Pollock said a new decade high was expected to be reached at $8.8b nationally with Queensland among states to “see the strongest growth”. He expected the rise to be a boon for thousands of tradies in the state after 2016-17’s -7.9 per cent drop in renovation activity to $1.345b. Read More Here