Strata’s responsibility is to ensure that the homeowners’ investment is looked after and that there is continuity to the building exterior. We have put together some of the concerns strata’s have come to us asking and tried to answer.
What esthetic changes to the building’s exterior will there be?
On the exterior of the building, there is only one part visible with any fireplace. The exhaust vent and in newer gas fireplaces an intake/exhaust vent.
B-Vent fireplaces use one pipe and single cap .(see image 1).
The ABR-19 uses two pipes, but still only needs one vent cap. Intake/exhaust. (see image 2)
Image 1 – B-Vent
Image 2 – ABR19 Vent
Will there be any holes cut into the weather screen?
The only change that will need to be done is, a new cap installed on the existing venting (shown above). Other than that, nothing else.
- No Additional holes.
- No Changes to the weather screening of the building.
- No added venting pipes