A Unique SVSR Odour Solution for a Difficult Project

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SVSR’s end to end sewer vent solutions include the design, fabrication, removal and installation of sewer vents, vent cowls and odour filters. Our customers include Sydney and regional councils plus commercial clients across multiple sectors.

As a second-generation family business, SVSR has the capability and dedication to get the job done, even on the trickiest projects.

We recently completed work on a new development in Burwood, which wasn’t always smooth sailing, but eventually successful.

What we came up with was a smart solution – and a unique new design for an Odour Control Unit (OCR).

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About the project

Decode Sydney is a Sydney-based construction company that works on residential and commercial projects. Its portfolio spans new-builds, refurbishments and fit-outs for industrial, retail, aged-care and education facilities.

Decode’s flagship project Burwood Grand is a development in the heart of Burwood comprising three multi-level residential towers housing 498 premium-finished apartments plus 16 retail spaces and 4 levels of basement parking.

The site will also house the new 4,036sqm Burwood Council Chambers and 1,795sqm of retail, commercial and restaurant tenancies. A 20m bridge will provide a valuable link between the apartments, community hub and existing library.

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Working through challenges

Decode Sydney contracted SVSR for the removal and installation of a sewer vent on the site during the towers’ construction. As John de Montfort, Contracts Manager with Decode Sydney explains, it was a strenuous project involving multiple stakeholders.

SVSR came in part way through and it was a difficult project with ongoing negotiations between ourselves, Sydney Water, Burwood council and a project management company. The initial vent shaft didn’t work and there were a lot of redesigns, but in the end SVSR came up with a unique design which looks to have solved the issue.”

Throughout the project SVSR also worked alongside Absolute Plumbing, a Sydney Water Constructor, who looked after all the civil works and plumbing.

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Innovative odour solutions

Robin Adams, SVSR General Manager, explains that an existing vent shaft located on the construction site, coincided with the edge of one of the new towers. The developers needed a new vent shaft and OCR to sit adjacent to it – and there were several other factors at play.

The vent shaft was rusted and needed replacing, but the sewer pipes were also being shifted to accommodate the new development,” explains Robin. “And the location for the proposed new vent shaft was in a laneway owned by Burwood Council, rather than the project developers.”

Sydney Water already had a design for the OCR but it wasn’t suitable for the location,” continues Robin. “OCRs work to filter odours and they are typically located above ground. We proposed an underground OCR, the first of its kind in Sydney.

The SVSR-designed underground OCR effectively controls odours, without the need for an unsightly construction above ground. “It looks neat,” says Robin. “Visually it just looks like a vent cover on the ground, and Burwood Council were very happy with it.” SVSR completed the project with the design, fabrication and installation of a new sewer vent shaft.

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Committed to our customers

SVSR is committed to outstanding customer solutions across sewer vent shaft design, fabrication and installation.

Our clients range from regional councils in NSW and Victoria to larger names including Sydney Metro and Geelong Oil Refinery.

We specialise in solutions for aging sewer vents, and we’re committed to first class and tailored service for every customer.

Please contact us if you need an innovative and high-quality sewer vent solution.


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