Vaucluse Road, Vaucluse

 

Awards

  • Winner, Luxury Alterations & Additions, National Excellence in Construction Awards 2014 (MBA)
  • Joint Winner, Additions/Alterations/Renovations, Excellence in Housing Awards 2014 (MBA)

Judge’s Comments:

This project involved a major restoration of a heritage listed stone house, with materials used having to be sympathetic to the original building, with examples including reclaimed cobblestones shipped in from Belgium, specialist Tadelakt lime plaster and reclaimed sandstone for new works. Extensive restoration of the exterior was required, such as timber barges, fascia, cappings and finials, new copper gutters and downpipes.

Specialist tradespeople had to be employed due to the quality of construction expected. The judges were very impressed with the heritage building work on this project as well as the stone masonry. Materials used on this project were sourced and treated to acquire a patina that was from a bygone era, they said.

Specialised lime plasterwork, recycled and reclaimed stone work and exceptional interior detail was sympathetic to the building’s original fabric.

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