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    Avatargeric26
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    We have had two incidents in the first year of spontaneous balcony glass breakage (42 units, Victoria). I’m sure this is not rare, but before someone gets hurt what should the Committee do to demonstrate that it has taken all the actions available to it to avoid that situation?  The builder installs the glass he is told to, (the installation must be checked) and the glass is presumably not illegal, just maybe not quite up to it.

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    Our block was just over a year old when it first manifested, so I would assume nothing.

    #45721
    Avatargeric26
    Flatchatter
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    Thank you for your help. At only a year old you wouldn’t think corrosion yet, but we will get them inspected.

    Also, the developer is Chairman of the OC – guess that may not help.

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    The glass has to be fit for purpose but it may be the fixings that are failing, rather than the glass itself.  My block had a problem with the pins holding the glass in place at the bottom of the frame corroding and dropping the glass  so that it flipped out at the top.  The simplest solution was to add aluminium “lips” at the top.  It was still expensive though.

    To answer your question, get a building surveyor to examine why the glass failed and then work out if that is likely to be replicated.  If you are still within the claims period, get the developer on to it pronto.

     

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