Looking for a certain type of heritage brick? Need an art deco ‘double, half-round’ capping brick or some ornately patterned finishes? We can replicate and match missing or discontinued bricks for your heritage/ federation/ victorian/ colonial styled period home renovation. Simply send us a photo with some dimensions and we can replicate from that.
Replacement of mortar jointing has more than just an aesthetic benefit. Whilst it does improve the general appearance, it also serves to strengthen the overall structure by filling voids caused by differential settlement.
If you have tree roots affecting your brick driveway, retaining wall or your actual house structure, call on us to handle the whole issue for you.
We can contact your neighbour or council, or whomever we need, to get you results. We also find that as we act on your behalf, this saves any grief generated by the issue as it is handled by an independent 3rd party.
This also applies to any water damage – greywater (stormwater) and blackwater (sewage) – and inundated structures…
In 2013 we undertook a large restoration project in Castle Hill, NSW. 428 Old Northern Road was one of the original properties that were located on Old Northern Road, as it meanders up to Dural.
Old Northern Road is now laden with large mansions — all sporting grand views over the Sydney skyline.
The owners had only just purchased the property that year and had immediately commenced aerating the subsoil conditions due to highly reactive clay being located thereunder. This had also caused the arch pictured above to fail.
As the Carpenters were ripping out the cornices and floor boards, we undertook the demolition, brick stitching and head lintel insertion into the round arch pictured. With rendered finish the owners were impressed in the quick turnaround and approached us to renovate the 350m2 heritage brick driveway — complete with radial.
In addition to the driveway, and as it was all looking so good, the owners decided to go with some fairly chunky brick piers to hold up the slatted timber fence.
Whilst excavating in front of the cottage, we discovered a hidden path. Pictured below in all of its restored beauty.
All in all, the owner was ecstatic with our efforts when the property, some 3 years , sold for a large return; approximately 40%… Not a bad heritage flip!
To complete the blog piece, some ‘before-shots’…
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Do your house bricks look like this? Do you live in Melbourne, Geelong, Surf Coast or Mornington Peninsula?
This happens when the footing or soil under the house subsides and leaves the wall effectively hanging… Contact us for a free quotation to not only repair via underpinning methods but also to revamp the entire facade utilising our lime mortar tuck pointing methods…