Are tree roots damaging your property? Let us handle it for you…

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…

 

Heritage Cottage Restoration; Brick Driveway, Arch Repair and Fence Piers

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.

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After-shot; Heritage Cottage ‘Sandstock’ Brick Arch Repair, 428 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill

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.

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After-Shot of brick driveway with the radial detail placed back in its original position

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.

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Front Shot. Images courtesy of L.J.Hooker (Thanks Mr.Hooker!)

Whilst excavating in front of the cottage, we discovered a hidden path. Pictured below in all of its restored beauty.

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A new entrance deserved a new step with nameplate. We were only happy to provide these items free of charge.

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Every ‘Good Manor” deserves a handcarved sign in 24ct Gold Leaf!

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!

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…and the aerial view is just as impressive..

To complete the blog piece, some ‘before-shots’…


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Need Brick Wall Repair in Melbourne? Need Underpinning plus a Facade Renovation?

Do your house bricks look like this? Do you live in Melbourne, Geelong, Surf Coast or Mornington Peninsula?

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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…

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The coloured mortar behind the lime mortar has been tailored to suit the existing brick