Revival Par Excellence

A home renovation project must be given careful consideration, due to the extent of the work to be undertaken and the cost of the work. It can be very expensive, due to the difficulties involved, particularly when demolition requires opening up portions of the house to the weather until construction is complete.

Located in Speers Point and enjoying an elevated position with views over Lake Macquarie is a house which was built in the early 1990s and contained a number of planning difficulties that needed to be resolved, as well as being overdue for a general facelift.

The face brickwork, the external colour scheme and the glazed awning over the entry were all obvious signs of the age of the house and typical of that period. This project is an example of the issues encountered when renovating houses of this era and relevant design strategies which can be used…