Character Alterations

“Seamless” – a word often used but seldom really achieved in 1920s Character alteration work. So often we come across homes that have been “done up” at some point in time, and what was to the owner at the time a big investment and important refresh for their family, is often viewed in hindsight as […]

Leeston Farm House

It is a serious challenge to take on a project that requires full restoration and substantial extension of a grand old Colonial Villa from the mid 1800s. A home needing substantial repair from earthquake damage, and additional strengthening so it would be all the more resilient for the next 150 years. And I guess this […]

Dyers Pass Homestead

This beautiful Character Style home was built in 1914. The earthquake caused some damage to the property and Character Builders came to the rescue and restored the house to what it was. We removed features like ceiling roses, skirting boards architrave repaired, then and reinstalled them on completion. House was fully decorated internally and exterior […]