Pipe relining is unlikely to be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Sydney’s famous skyline and beachside suburbs, and rightly so. But Sydney’s streets are getting older and their plumbing more and more susceptible to faults and defects by the day.
The number of heritage-listed properties is naturally on the increase, which along with the many “vintage” homes (likely to be heritage listed in the future) creates an increasingly complex task for those in the construction, maintenance, and building management industries whose duty it is to effectively renovate and rehabilitate in and around these properties. Not to mention the owners who typically get lumped with the heritage premium bill.
Prominent examples include the The Sandstones situated on Bridge Street in the heart of the CBD, which is currently undergoing a large-scale renovation, and the stories of Victorian terraces that litter our history-rich suburbs such as Surry Hills, Redfern, and The Rocks.
Unfortunately, in spite of their unique features and timeless beauty, many heritage buildings suffer from generations of poorly planned and ill-conceived renovations along with an inevitable and unavoidable decay of materials.