A unit in the capital of Sunrise Kangcheng suspected that the main wall was broken during the renovation, and District Councillor Fong Kwok-shan followed up the incident, and today (29th) posted on social platforms that the owner's attitude was cooperative, and preliminary observation, there was no difference in the unit, the owner said that he had hired a contractor to install temporary brackets to strengthen support.
Fong Kwok-shan said that the Buildings Department had contacted the MTR Customer Service and today visited the unit concerned together with the MTR structural engineer, representatives of authorized persons engaged by the owner and herself. It is reported that the owner has a cooperative attitude and has engaged qualified persons to follow up. The Buildings Department also inspected the upstairs and downstairs flats of the units concerned and inspected the structure of the buildings. Preliminary observation, there was no abnormality in the unit, and the owner said that he had hired a contractor to install temporary brackets to strengthen the support.
The Buildings Department has also issued a written order to the owner under section 24(1)(2) of the Buildings Ordinance to submit proposals for remedial works on deficiencies to the Buildings Authority for approval.
In a telephone interview with Hong Kong 01, Fong Kwok-shan said that the Buildings Department initially requested that the above order be dealt with within 15 days, and the owner was required to hire a person authorized by the Buildings Department, structural engineers, etc. to implement the order. The owners of the units involved were cooperative and had already sought a judge to follow up yesterday, so today workers will move the brackets into the house for temporary reinforcement work. She also mentioned that plans had been extracted from the Buildings Department and the MTR Corporation to ascertain the structural safety factor of the building and ensure the safety of the building. As the incident requires careful follow-up, we hope that all walks of life will give time and space to deal with it.
Fong Guoshan followed up on the incident. (Fang Guoshan, FB Photo)
The designer of the unit involved appeared in an interview in the film after the completion of the renovation to talk about the design concept. (Screenshot of online clip)
The online discussion board went viral on Saturday (27th), a video of a unit in the capital after the renovation of the first phase of the first phase of the capital of the Tseung Kwan O Sunrise Cannes under the MTR Corporation, netizens suspected that the decoration company broke through a main wall and rebuilt it into a master room door. Some netizens are more than the unit decoration completion video and floor plan, the unit usable area of 681 feet, originally a three-room design, the designer opened the three-bedroom corridor together, into a large master suite and cloakroom, and in order to achieve the three-side bed and the bedside table on both sides, to achieve the hotel-style suite feeling that the householder wants, the master door needs to change the position, so the designer penetrates a wall between the living room and the bedroom and changes it to a door. However, netizens suspected that the wall was the main wall, fearing that it would endanger the structural safety of the building, and believed that the Buildings Department should investigate.
The Capital Guest Service issued a notice on Sunday stating that it had received a number of residents who had found some units suspected of making structural changes within the units in the online media, and that the Guest Services Department was now investigating and following up on the incident, and if found to be true, it would request the immediate restoration of the units.
The unit was originally designed as a three-bedroom, and the designer opened the three-bedroom corridor and changed it into a large master suite and cloakroom, and the master door was also relocated, so the designer pierced a wall between the living room and the bedroom and changed it to a door. (Online video screenshot)
By Sunday, the MTR Corporation had also replied that the Capital Guest Services Office had not received any renovation applications from the units concerned to change the structure of the flats. The Guest Services Department has immediately contacted the owners of the units concerned for follow-up with a view to arranging professional engineering staff to visit their flats as soon as possible.
The Buildings Department indicated that it had not received the relevant report before and that it was contacting the Sunrise Cannes Property Management Office to ascertain the address of the unit involved and whether the investigation incident was true, and would continue to follow up and take appropriate enforcement action if any breach of the Buildings Ordinance was found. The DH also pointed out that the works involving the demolition of part of the main wall were not exempt works and were not minor works. Works involving the main wall that are not approved by the Buildings Department will be regarded as illegal construction works.
The Sunrise Cannes Capital Guest Office posted a notice yesterday (27th) reminding residents that if they need to change the indoor wall, they need to apply to the Guest Service Office first, and they should not arbitrarily remove or change the main wall, so as not to affect the structure of the building. (Photo by Huang Xuerun)
After the incident of suspected that the main wall of the Sunrise Cannes unit was exposed, some netizens found that the video of the completion of the decoration had been removed, and the social media page of the decoration company had also been closed.
Some architects pointed out that if the consequences of wrongly demolishing the main wall are quite serious, including affecting the structure of other units upstairs and the safety of others, the relevant decoration and design company should be held responsible, and the units involved should be entrusted to professionals to understand how to repair it, including reconnecting steel bars.
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