Renovation / Refurbishment

Hawthorn East renovation

This project involved the renovation of an existing double fronted Federation/Victorian in Hawthorn East. The brief was to take an unlivable period building with significant structural issues and only basic services and transform it into a comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom home with a renovated kitchen and living room on a tight budget.

The main challenges for this project were how to deal with the structural issues with existing footings with limited access, structural cracking due to differential movement, a leaky roof and poor surface drainage, all whilst maintaining the characteristics of the period home.  Working closely with the builder and structural engineer, we managed to find cost-effective solutions to each of these problems, and the end result was a comfortable home which served the needs of a growing young family whilst staying on budget.