As you are aware Wilstar Management Ltd. and the shareholders of Camelot Towers, herein referred to as Wilstar, has initiated a construction project to replace balcony railings which began in late August of 2015 and commenced again in April of 2016, per the various door to door notices that of you have received and have been posted in the common areas throughout the building.
The purpose of this correspondence is to update all residents of our proposed timelines and scopes of work taking place at the property. At present there are two elevated platforms erected on the Northeast side of building 981 where all the metal railings have been removed and workers are now removing the steel anchors embedded into the concrete. In addition to the removal, workers will begin restoration which will include creating wooden forms to repair any damaged or removed concrete, they will then apply a paint-like membrane to both sides of the concrete slab. After this task is complete the new railings will be installed by fastening the railing post to the newly formed concrete. During this period of time, access to your balcony is strictly prohibited due to the safety concerns related to not having guard rails as well as being a construction area. Furthermore, you are likely to hear sounds of construction such as jackhammering, power saws cutting through metal and concrete, gas or diesel powered generators and heavy machinery, hammering, drilling of metal and concrete as well as communication of the workers.
In regards to timelines of the balcony railing replacement please be advised of the following;
All suites located in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 lines have an estimated time of completion by July 15th
All suites in the 17, 19, 21 and 23 lines have an estimated time of completion by August 5th
All ensuite balconies in the 01, 02, 18 and 23 lines will have their balcony doors secured by May 23rd and have an estimated time of completion by July 22nd
All suites in the 01, 03, 05, 07 and 09 lines will have their balcony doors secured by July 18th with an estimated time of completion by September 30th
In addition to replacing balcony railings Wilstar will be improving the buildings energy efficiency and envelope integrity by replacing all suite windows commencing in the beginning of July and will also be repairing and replacing sections of masonry to prepare the building structure for an insulating façade commencing at the beginning of September. To further increase integrity of the building envelope the underground garage will undergo waterproofing which will require the asphalt behind the building to be removed and replaced with an expected start time of early August with a completion time of 12 to 15 weeks later.
Please note that all times have been agreed upon by Wilstar and its constructors in good faith however these times may be required to be adjusted due to weather delays, manpower shortages, work permit approvals and other unforeseen circumstances associated with projects of this calibre. In the event of times being materially varied, Wilstar will post notices in the laundry room, lounge room, mail room, the main lobby, and on our Residents Tab at our website; www.wilstarmanagement.ca
We will further utilize the communication module of My Community to email, text or call regarding the aforementioned as well as other updates regarding the property and your tenancy.
In regards to the construction noise of these projects, Wilstar has confirmed with the City of Hamilton, Property Standards Office, that construction noises as mentioned may take place from 7:00 am through to 10:00 pm seven days a week. While it is unlikely for work to be done during all the times permitted in the by-law, it is likely you will hear construction noise between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday to Friday with work being sometimes scheduled on Saturdays to maintain timelines. In an attempt to reduce your exposure to excessive noise Wilstar has recently constructed a lounge area beside the laundry room that any resident may utilize to escape excessive construction noise during the time of construction. At all other times the lounge area will be locked and will not be available for use, unless otherwise stated.
Wilstar is absolutely committed to providing to all our residents a property that is in a good state of repair which complies with health, safety, housing and maintenance standards which we hope will increase our resident's enjoyment of the property and their pride in our community. Wilstar would also like to extend our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience these projects may cause in the short-term however we are confident that all residents will appreciate living at a property that has several new improvements such as balcony railings, windows, insulated façade, heating boilers, asphalt throughout, and new landscape design.
We would like to thank all our residents for your co-operation and understanding through this difficult time.
Wilstar Management Ltd.