Update – you received this in your letterbox today…please note it is very unlikely that we will commence the work in May. The work will be rescheduled as soon practical
Back in December I alerted you to the fact that we have an issue with Omega fire sprinklers in The Botanica. Since then we have been diligently working through the various options and costs.
The following course of action is to be undertaken.
* Replace all Omega sprinklers as soon as practicable. With the virus issues, this may cause a delay and we are working with the supplier on exact timing.
The work will require a two step process.
The first step will be the replacement of the sprinkler heads and this may involve some minor damage to plaster work in apartments.
The plaster/paint repair work will be a separate task and we are not able to get quotes for this work until Step 1 is complete. It will be done as a separate task at a separate time.
The organisation we have engaged is very experienced in these matters and have done a number of apartment sprinkler replacement projects. Their timing is still not fixed, we are hopeful that we may be able commence in May with the work expected to take around 3 months.
By the nature of the work, it will be disruptive but we will try and minimise the disruptions. We will also ensure that all Corona Virus recommendations are followed by all working on the project.
In the meantime, please ensure that you continue to be extra diligent on fire matters. Be careful with BBQ’s, know the locations of extinguishers, know the evacuation plans.
The next few weeks / months are going to be like something none of us have ever experienced. I am sure that we’ll all be spending more time inside our apartments.
It is a good time to help your neighbours…even though it is a bit tricky with social distancing. I thought the note that Scott and Sara put in the lift was wonderful, thanks to both of you.
I don’t know how we’ll be able to help but here’s a few suggestions of things that all of us can do…
Don’t touch things like lift buttons with your hands.
Don’t get in a crowded lift. I know they are usually empty but if there is a few people in it, wait the 90 seconds for the next one.
Maybe cancel your newspapers?
I’ve started building a daily list of who I have been in physical contact with. I am hope I don’t get it but if I test positive and they asked me, at a time when I was very stressed, when did I go to Coles, who served me?? I’m not seeing many people so it is easy to build the list each day…and toss it in the bin at the end.
As the façade work is drawing to a close, AbSafe will be pressure washing the building and cleaning the windows.
This work will commence on the Bowen Crescent side on Monday February 24th at 8am. They will continue to do the back and the city sides next week. They will leave the front of the building until all façade work is complete on that side.
It will help everyone if you could ensure that your balcony is cleared and close all windows. If you do not clear your balcony they will attempt to work around items and minimise any damage.
The window cleaning will be done separately once all washing is complete.