Reclad Remediation Process
Sometimes a reclad project can be around improving the aesthetic look of a house, but in most cases we need to address issues that are far greater than just aesthetics.
A large number of properties built particularly between the late 1980’s and early 2000's have been more susceptible to weather tightness issues and are typical of those that were known to cause the “leaky building crisis”.
In 2004 both the Building Act and Building Code changed – the latter requiring monolithic homes to be installed over a drained cavity system to manage and mitigate moisture from entering the dwelling framing; however, a cavity system does not entirely mitigate moisture ingress.
A large amount of homes built in this period were built with parapet roof systems & decks which in a lot of cases have caused top down failure , alongside this issue many homes also have water tightness issues from the pad up which causes framing damage & rot which in turn causes exterior timber framing failure.
Initial Site Meeting
PACE Ltd typically start with an initial overview meeting on site to discuss the project and understand what the client is looking to accomplish.
This onsite meeting gives us an in-depth understanding of the work to be undertaken and to assess the building and plan for any further in-depth invasive due diligence procedures to ensure a comprehensive assessment can be completed.
PACE Ltd fee proposal is broken down into various categories & is independently priced project to project due to the huge variation of work required:
Stage 1 - On-site meeting:
With our team of design specialists, we will formulate an extensive invasive due diligence report that is aligned with the clients requirements.
Stage 2 - Design Planning:
This includes multiple site visits to come up with the most cost-effective and aesthetically appealing design to get the most value from your property. We will work alongside council on your behalf for any required consent applications.
Stage 3 - Project Planning:
This includes getting all fixed item quotes, project management time frames, contingency planning, financing requirements & providing a comprehensive costing schedule spreadsheet outlining all of these details.
Stage 4 - Construction Phase:
Project management of all sub trades on site, obtain any required certification of works, provide project administration and project overview to client, ensure all the required works are carried out to achieve council acceptance, council documentation completed and submitted to council as required.
Stage 5 - Completion of Works:
Any council consents are issued, resulting in a handover of your project.
What To Expect
Rectifying and rebuilding a leaky home is not a small task, it takes significant planning and investment.
It is important to understand that these projects can have a huge amount of variables once you get stuck into the project, and this is why we can only fix a portion of the construction costs. Labour & material costs cannot be fixed due to the unknowns as the project progresses.
This is a typical process but it may alter dependent on the project size and situation.
If you would like further information or clarification, don’t hesitate to contact the team at PACE Ltd.