Essential safety compliance in Melbourne’s heritage buildings
Some contractors may prefer to avoid them but we have helped more than a few city addresses to rise gracefully to meet the safety expectations of the 21st century. It’s not too daunting. In fact it’s a pleasure to work with these old dames of Melbourne.
Some date back to a time not far removed from the gold boom, when Melbourne was fleetingly one of the world’s richest cities.
The modern appearance in the entrance area, disguises a city apartment building created in times gone by – in this case a stunning Art Deco building.
It was recently extended and spruced up to look pretty smart. And of course the fires services had to be brought up to current standards.
The simple, modernised apartments on the floor above street level are provided with an original timber fire escape – not seen in new builds but permitted here only with dispensation and additional safe-guards.
Timber fire escape
The fully up-to-date alarm panel is located near the street, in a revitalised (that is, painted black – it’s a Melbourne thing!) fire stair which is available to the some of the ground floor and first floor tenants.