- Created on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 15:53
Tennis Court 2 update -
Following a period of thorough consultation with the appropriate personnel, Harrington Estates recently received quotes to repair Tennis Court 2, however they have been waiting on an independent review from a trusted engineer, who unfortunately has been delayed in providing his report. We have been told that the engineer expects this report to be finalised within a few weeks, after which the contractors will be engaged to complete the work, pending their availability at the time. Harrington Estates will keep the community informed about any progress regarding the court repairs via the newsletters distributed by Harrington Lifestyle Services.
Magnolia Pool Repair - a note from the developers, Harrington Estates
To date several residents have raised concerns regarding the structural repair of the Magnolia Club Pool in 2016. We have provided the following information to explain the cause and nature of the repair.
In late 2015, it was identified that the Magnolia Club Pool surface was cracking. The cracks were local to the center of the pool, around the plastic valve lid. The pool was under the defects liability period of the builder. The cracks were marked as a defect and considered minor in nature. After monitoring the cracks over some time, it was reported that the cracks had extended and increased in thickness. The builder then undertook an investigation to understand the extent of the cracking surface. The investigation found that the pool was leaking from the cracks. As the pool was being used frequently during the spring and summer seasons, it was decided to seal the cracks and repair the pool during the closed period of winter in 2016.
Over the next few months the builder’s engineers continued their investigation to determine the cause of the fault. Harrington Estates (as the developer) also engaged an independent engineer to assist in the study and provide a second opinion. This process took several months and required sampling of the pool base in the closed winter period to confirm the conclusion. It was found that the steel reinforcement in the concrete around the center value was insufficient. The repair required the removal, replacement and recertification of a large area of the pool’s base. The builder completed this completely at their cost. The repair works completed were a success and have been monitored closely since, with no further issues identified to date.
It is important to note that throughout the process, no costs were charged to the Community or Precinct Associations as it was a construction matter for the developer and builder to address.
Dave Lazzaro, Development Manager