Five units in a block of thirteen units had pergolas replaced. The pergolas are lightweight hollow section metal with colourbond finish and are supported on existing brick columns, ten of which are isolated brick columns. The Executive Committee ( Body Corporate) were advised by an engineer that the brick columns are unsafe in respect to the five apartments with external pergolas. Various companies were asked to quote to repair the pillars (many declined) and the cheapest quote obtained was for $74k to fix the pillars. It was voted against by the unit owners 6 votes to 5 votes. 2 owners did not vote. I am an owner and that wants the repairs done. The owners who do not want the work done now want to go to the Local Council to dismantle the lightweight, reportedly non-structural pergolas. They then wish to lower the height of the isolated brick columns to a course above existing handrail level. (The fixing to brickwork incorporates only masonry plugs). This would incorporate removing approximately 17 courses of bricks in the isolated brick columns. The procedure would apply to the five only apartments with external pergolas. The remaining eight apartments have no pergolas. The current pergolas are reportedly non-structural, carry no cladding and are reportedly non-essential. No quotes have been obtained to dismantle the pillars and no compensation has been considered for the units who will have their pergolas removed. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.