Sorry for the delayed update following our letter of notification of works starting today.
Everyone will have received a letter from Ian Davison, Project Manager, of works starting today at the junction os Yetholm and Johnson Street. We have spoken to a few residents regarding concerns about the noise and vibration. There will be an increase in both noise and vibration, and we appreciate that a high proportion of residents are now working from home due to lockdown. As Ian have previously offered, if you would like to discuss this work we are available on the phone, please call 0345 717 1100.
Our team will continue to monitor the vibration. I have taken an extract from a previous post from Ian to explain the vibration:
British Standards give guidance on the level of vibration above which building can suffer cosmetic or structural damage. There is a significant difference between feeling the vibration and the onset of levels of vibration that will cause damage. Although we understand that our customer would become concerned when they suddenly feel vibrations in their home. I would like to try and provide some guidance to put your mind at ease.
For residential buildings, the standard states that for cosmetic damage (cracking in plaster work etc.) is likely to occur when the peak particle velocity exceeds 15 mm/s. This Standard recommends that a conservative threshold for cosmetic damage should be taken as a peak particle velocity of 10 mm/s. The monitors installed onsite have been set to alarm at 10mm/s should they alarm proactive intervention will be taken by the site team.
Scott, our stie manager has sent over photo's of the new machine on site, which we are all quite excited about. Tunnelling machines are normally given a name but due to lockdown this one is nameless.
Can I ask our local children to get involved and send me some suggestions for a name please. I will organise a prize once lockdown is lifted for the winner.
Stay safe everyone, and feel free to get in touch if you have any quieries, by commenting on here or emailing me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.