Following a fire order by the North Sydney Council, Fire Safety Constructions (FSC) were appointed late 2017 to undergo the fire safety upgrade within this residential building. The complex comprises of 10 units on Sydney’s water front.
The scope of works involved numerous fire stopping measures typical for an older residential building. The work was staged in order to minimise disruption to residents and the building was fully occupied. Therefore, working in with residents and leaving “no footprints” was 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 mortar filled and doors were made to order. To maintain the architectural and aesthetic qualities of the older water front property, our carpenters constructed new fire rated transom panels to match existing.
Third stage of works required installing smoke seals to electrical cupboard, all unit internal entry doors and replacing unsatisfactory door hardware to common area doors.
The final stage of works involved modifying the external and internal existing balustrades to meet height and gap compliance. We used a specialised welder to meet the clients cost and aesthetic requirements.