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I live in NSW, close to the train line and would like to replace the thin glass in my balcony door with an acoustic grade glass. I decided to go with the preferred glass contractor to the building to minimise any issues, which is also the same company which installed the balcony door/ glass six years ago on build. The glass company said the acoustic glass won’t have any impact on the operation of the door or its maintenance and won’t be noticeable.
The Strata Manager is advising that I need a by-law and 75% approval. I had thought this would be considered a minor renovation since it is very similar to double glazing etc (noting that law can’t prescribe for every type of situation or new development in acoustics, but this sounded analogous to me). Is the Strata Manager correct? It seems like such a minor change to warrant the added expense and hassle of by-laws and 75% approval. I think the Strata Manager tried to draw a distinction between double glazing which fits over the existing glass (minor renovation) and actually substituting the glass (which is not a minor renovation) but this seems artificial to me.
Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated!
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