Fire Safety Constructions initially gave budget advice to the owners in late 2008. We then were involved in some of the scope preparation before being asked to tender the fire safety upgrade works. We subsequently were awarded the contract and commenced in July 2010.
This decorative 1940’s building comprises 16 units to the upper 4 levels with storage, laundry and the switch room located in the basement.
The final scope of works and methodology was a collaborative effort between the owners, Bennett Murada Architects, Eagle Consulting Group ad Fire Safety Constructions. The fire safety upgrade component included new unit solid core doors to match the original, AS1670 detection system, exit/emergency lighting, fire hose reels, gas upgrade, new common area fire rated ceilings, fire doors and access panels, fire rating of trade box, handrail upgrade and new fire extinguishers.
Associated works included rebuilding trade boxes to original detail, decorative ceilings and basement storage cages. The electrical upgrade, a major component of the works, included general lighting, new mains connection and power pole, new and relocated switchboard, removal of surface mounted redundant wiring, re-wiring of units and all associated patching and painting to conceal cabling in common areas and units.
The works were completed within the 15-week time frame set out by the contract.