We specialise in extensions to heritage and character homes
We have a unique skill set, which is specifically suited to combining the heritage restoration of your existing home with a beautiful custom extension. Our knowledgeable staff have worked on several of Adelaide most icon heritage sites using traditional techniques and specialist trades as well as being involved in the construction of many modern extensions and new homes.
When we work on your heritage home we use our own inhouse specialist carpenters. We also have long standing relationships with our other trusted heritage trades who work closely with us to restore the former beauty of your building or create a new hand crafted masterpiece.
Heritage conservation and traditional building methods
We are one of Adelaide’s most trusted specialist heritage contractors, having completed works to many of our most iconic buildings. These include Ayers House, Government House, the Elder Park Rotunda, the State Library Mortlock Building, Parliament House, Reed House, the Uni SA Law Building and many more.
Heritage conservation can be a painstaking and detailed process which requires a great deal of experience and expertise. We use our own inhouse experienced carpenters to complete the required specialist timber and joinery work. Other elements such as stonework, roofing, plastering and painting are completed in collaboration with our trusted specialist heritage contractors.
Our extensive experience working on a variety of heritage structures has provided us with the knowledge and expertise to restore slate, lead, copper and other traditional roofing, stone work, lathe and plaster ceilings, cornices and decorative plaster finishes, consolidation of timber, plaster and stone, heritage carpentry, stained glass, specialist joinery, gold leaf work, cast and wrought iron.
Heritage Grants and Advice
Several organisations and government bodies currently offer grants to assist building work on heritage properties. Below is a list of resources to help you investigate if your project would be eligible.
State Heritage Grants - https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/heritage-grants
Adelaide City Council Heritage Incentive Scheme - https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/about-council/grants-sponsorship-incentives/heritage-incentives-scheme-his/