In result of a fire order by the North Sydney Council, in late 2017 Fire Safety Constructions (FSC) was appointed to undergo the fire safety upgrade within this residential building. The complex comprises of 10 units with water front harbour views.
This project’s scope of works involves numerous fire stopping measures typical to an older residential building. We have incorporated the scope of works to be done in stages, minimising the disruption to residents. As is common with a fire safety upgrade, the building is fully occupied. Therefore, working in with residents and leaving “no footprints” has been our main priority.
The first stage included preliminary common areas works, involving installing non-slip stair nosing tape, aluminum stair nosings and passive fire works.
The second stage of works involved replacing all SOU existing external entry door, frame and transom panels. The frames were filled with Trafalgar’s Fyreset Mortar onsite and doors were made to order. To maintain the architectural and aesthetic qualities of the older water front property, FSC’s carpenters constructed new fire rated transom panels with Fyrecheck Gyprock.
Third stage of works require installing smoke seals to Switchboard & Communications Cupboard, all unit internal entry doors and replacing unsatisfactory door hardware to common area doors.
The final stage of works include upgrading the external and internal existing balustrades identified non-compliant due to gaps >125mm and height restriction not met. To reduce the disturbance and financial impact to residents, FSC has involved a specialised welder to install transparent Perspex sheeting to resolve the gaps and an additional top rail to increase the height.