Architects have now produced a report on the Clubhouse and what items need adjustment to our renovations plans. These modifications will be made to our application to the city for permits. Our next step is a mechanical overview and plans for heating ducts and furnaces that are coming of age. The property is looking at provincial rebates through Ecofit for furnaces. More updates to come.
During this time of extreme cold (-30 degree weather), the radiated heat system can only keep your unit at 18 - 20 degrees Celsius. This is normal and it means if your thermostat is set at 25, it will likely only warm to a maximum 20 degrees. If you require higher temperatures, you may need to wear additional layers of clothing or supplement the building heating system with an electric space heater (gas or other fuel sources are a fire hazard and against our bylaws).
To get the most out of the heating system:
- ensure furniture, beds, drapes and other items are not blocking the heating system.
- ensure the fireplace flue is in the closed position (when not in use) and cover the opening of the fireplace.
If you are concerned that your unit is not properly heated, before calling please check the radiant pipes. When warm or hot, they are likely working properly even though your unit may not be the temperature you desire. Please be aware that when you request a service call after-hours and the system is working properly, the unit owner is responsible for the after-hours plumber invoice.
If the radiant pipes are cold or fluid is seen leaking from the pipes, contact Simco Management immediately.*
During business hours: 403.234.0166 ext. 4022 (follow voicemail instructions if no answer)
After business hours: 403.230.4814
Stay warm everyone!
*Please note: thermostats and the heating systems are common property and are the responsibility of the Condominium Corporation, as outlined in our 1998 by-laws. Changes in any one unit can effect every resident in the building so authorized contractors must be used. Any owners making changes to thermostats or the radiant heating system in their unit are responsible for inspection and resulting repair costs by the Southampton Green Condominium Corporation’s authorized contractors.
The clubhouse at Southampton Green downstairs area is shut down until which time renovations have completed. Also note that the southern area of the clubhouse will be going through repairs this October to stop water from entering the basement. Please be aware of any contractors in and around the clubhouse. Access to the laundry card system is still available. There may be a time in which it is not while the southern area is being dug up. Please keep your children away from the building during these renovations.
The Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the installation of a new intercom and fob system for Southampton Green.
The first phase of the project is to install a fob system on the clubhouse, to collect detailed information and to distribute 2 fobs to each unit at no cost. Owners will need to fill out forms that will be mailed out. If you do not get your package, you can log in to the owners area, download the forms, fill them out and present them with your picture ID on the dates below. Distribution of the fobs will take place in the clubhouse party room on:
- Wednesday July 20, 2016 – 2pm – 5:30pm
- Thursday July 21, 2016 – 2pm – 5:30 pm
- Do not forget to bring your picture ID and completed paperwork with you
The board has approved many new projects for 2016. First of which is the replacement of all lower patio stone blocks changed over to poured cement pads. This project will take place over the summer. It is not yet confirmed that all main floor patios will be installed this year, but the hope is they will be. There maybe times when certain trees will be removed, or roots cut back to prevent heaving the of pads. The board will try to keep tree removal at a minimum as trees are what makes Southampton Green so special.
In the last 3 years, Southampton Green has made many improvements including the completion of our window and patio door replacements by Lux Windows. This year, the complex's wood siding was painted and repaired. New front entrance handrails have been installed, and common area hallway rugs were replaced. This October the common area hallways will be painted including unit doors.
We are pleased to announce that the first phase of our 3 year window replacement has been completed by Lux Windows. The second phase should commence Spring of 2009, and the third phase Spring of 2010. We have had great comments back from residence regarding better sound reduction, and thermal insulation. The condo board hopes that greater savings will be achieved in gas usage over the many years to come.
Southampton Green is in the later stages of completing our second phase of new window replacements. The project is proceeding beautifully, and we should have this phase completed by the end of June, 2009. The last phase of window replacements will begin Spring of 2010.
For the next 3 years Southampton Green will be involved in replacing out all our windows and sliding patio doors. The board believes this will bring added value, comfort and reduce our heating costs for years to come.