January 2020: Pre-Construction
St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church sits on the prominent Paddington corner of South Dowling and Napier Streets. The Heritage Building, over a century old, is beginning to show it's age. BellMont are in the early stages of a facade restoration where the issues of concrete spalling, render delamination and extensive corrosion will eventually be rectified. This January 2020 update displays some of these issues as the building is being prepared and cleaned for construction.
Early February 2020: Update 2
We return to Heritage Building St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Paddington to check out the progress that's been made on the facade restoration. Already we see big changes. Some surfaces have been stripped back, repaired, cleaned and the painting process has begun. Including the application of waterproofing membrane.
End of February 2020: Update 3
There is lots of action at this stage of St Sophia's facade restoration. We see the re-rendering of surfaces, the excavation of the rendered topping to reveal corroded steel reinforcement, a few finished painted surfaces and plenty more to do. Stay tuned and subscribe to our channel for more updates. Click the icon below.
Our works at the large DHL facility included inspection, measuring of existing balustrades and performance calculation of the glazing, wind loads, fixing systems etc. These numbers where then compared to the Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA). It was concluded that the balustrades were compliant within these standards and BellMont provided Prime Constructions with a letter of certification.
Prime Constructions is one of the leading building contractors in the state of NSW. They offer a range of services for industrial, commercial, retail and institutional projects with over 35 years of experience. A few notable projects of theirs include Judith Poole Sports Hall at Abbotsleigh School, Mazda in Sutherland and the Kurrajong Building at Barker College. You can read more on their projects here. We look forward to working with Prime Constructions again in the future.
Balustrades are intended for safety. Having a faulty balustrade can be incredibly dangerous and puts people at serious risk. That’s why it is necessary to install balustrades that are meeting the BCA standards. If you need assistance, contact BellMont today.
This month has kicked off with some wild weather. Intense rainfall has sent the state of New South Wales into havoc. In fact, it was the wettest weekend Sydney has seen since 1998.
After months of devastating fires, you would expect reprieve in the wake of waters presence. However, the capacity of water seems to be doing more damage than good. And conditions are getting out of hand.
"Evacuation warnings have been issued by the SES as emergency services beg people to stay off the road and work from home", news.com.au.
As water is gushing down roads, we hope that you are keeping safe - and dry! And, if you're not dry in the safety of your own home, then that's where BellMont can help. If you're experiencing leaks or flooding, it's likely that there's a failure in your membrane barrier. Check out our waterproofing services here and call us out for an inspection today.
Read some of our waterproofing case studies here.