The plan to restore this century-old home, while retaining its original characteristics, meant starting from the ground up. It also required a dedicated team of tradespeople who placed quality at the forefont.
With compromised foundations, restoration of this scale would’ve stalled many similar projects from the get-go. Canterbury folk, though, aren’t shy of a challenge. Existing piles were re-levelled or replaced and new piles
installed under load-bearing walls. Reinforced concrete replaces the perimeter foundation. Timber weatherboards were removed in sections, each thoroughly prepared, painted and replaced. Doors and windows, including original lead lights, were similarly restored with care and attention to detail.
While the original floorplan has been retained, contemporary upgrades ensure this home is warm and comfortable throughout. There are two new tiled bathrooms, a designer kitchen and laundry. Heat pumps, a new log burner and insulation have been installed. Gas, new pipework and data points were part of a total plumbing and electrical overhaul.
Outdoors, an extensive kwila deck envelopes a mature tree and landscaping completes the picture.
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