Scaffolding arrived and the balcony was closed some weeks ago - but then nothing, why the delay ? Our contractor on inspection of the balcony had some reservations about the future integrity of the ashphalt covering to the balcony deck and recommended a specialist to examine the waterproofing. This was carried out, and the advice received was that whilst the 30 year old covering was in good order it was showing signs of ageing. The Management Committee therefore took the decision to take the opportunity to re-waterproof the deck before continuing with the project.
The new waterproofing has been completed today and the work will be guaranteed for 20 years. The balustrade project work will now resume.