Over the past few months we have continued remedial works on this Art Deco building in Double Bay, with work scheduled to finish up next month. Since our last update our engineers have turned their attention to the rear staircase located in the alcove on the south side of the building.
Inspection of the existing concrete stairs in the alcove revealed extensive corrosion and deterioration. Our engineers advised that these concrete stairs be removed and a new steel staircase be installed in its place. Once the existing staircase was removed, our team oversaw works on the brickwork and replacement of the plumbing stacks that was previously not accessible to the contractors. Now that this brickwork and stacks are finalised, the ground preparation for a new base slab is underway and this will be followed by the installation of the steel staircase
With this project on the homestretch, make sure you keep up to date with our progress at Double Bay and our reveal of the final product, you won’t want to miss it!
Double Bay in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs is one of Sydney's more exclusive suburbs with dozens or prestige homes, yet ironically it is also home to a number of older apartment blocks. Over the last few months, we have overseen works on an Art Deco apartment complex in Pine Street Double Bay which was suffering brick tie corrosion which was in turn leading to brickwork which was unstable, loose or buckling. However, remediation works could not stop just there, as we identified that in addition to reinstating the structural integrity of the façade walls with new epoxy ties, new timber windows were required on a large percentage of the building, and in order to make good on the extensive brickworks being undertaken repointing was needed across the entire building.
Update as at May 2017 Utilizing the benefits of modern day science and building techniques the facade is currently being prepared for finishing touches, helping to restore the building to its former glory.
Overall work has included supervision of
Brick tie installation and load testing requirements of the new ties to ensure lateral restraint.
Replacement of corroded lintels
Removal of existing flashing and their replacement to prevent further brick growth and water ingress