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.
As a building ages, it is inevitable that it's wrinkles will show. And by wrinkles, I mean deterioration. One of the most commons signs of old age is cracking. In this example, we see extensive cracking caused by a foundation shift. This shift can be triggered by many things such as inconsistent moisture levels in soil, tree roots or poor drainage. Check out the aftermath of a dysfunctional foundation...
There are 13 units within this property. They all showed signs of aging, each with building defects. Some more than others. Issues present include;
Status: Currently in tender stage of project.
Does your property have similar building defects? Do you have cracks in the ceiling or on the walls? Call us out for an inspection today.
A blog by RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC says:
"A problem we encounter all too often is a board operating in a reactive as opposed to proactive mode. If you don’t know the condition and the life expectancy of your building’s systems, you’re just going to be chasing crises as they occur. More crises means higher costs, higher stress, and lower quality on every project you undertake."
And we could not agree more. In this article, the building being expected isn't in too much strife but the property managers are wise enough to think ahead of the game and save them lots of heartache down the tracks.
Project: Bellmont Facade Engineering inspected the facade condition of a unit building in Ashfield.
The façade is generally in structurally adequate condition with a relatively small number of large concrete spalls evident in the slab edges of the balconies. Some minor “reinforcing bar ends” have corroded, and these will require repair also, but these are not considered to be a structural concern as yet.
The extent of corrosion is generally considered to be quite small and it is therefore our recommendation that early intervention and repair would provide maximum benefit to the owners.
- Concrete repairs to corroding steel reinforcement
- Render repairs
- Painting of slabs edges, balustrades and balcony soffits
- Replacement of spitter pipes with larger ones to allow easier drainage with less blockage
This issues of concrete spalling, corrosion, render/paint delamination and drainage/guttering works have been rectified.
As a result of being proactive, they have avoided even bigger issues and costs for the future. Be smart like them, call BellMont today to book an inspection (02) 9518 0775.