If you own a heritage building in Perth and want to restore it to as close to its original condition as possible, you need a skilled craftsperson with a passion for history. Restoring a historical building demands that a carpenter must do the research on both the era in which the home was built and on the individual building itself. Getting the details of the original architecture right takes time and craftsmanship.
Here at HJW Carpentry, our team of expert craftspeople have extensive experience in heritage restorations that date back to the 1500s. Know that your heritage project is in good hands with us.
We Restore, Not “Remuddle” Your Heritage Building
We’re not alone in our passion to return a building to as close to its original condition as possible, while still making it liveable for 21st-century occupants. American old-house expert Ken Roginski characterises poor restorations as “remuddling” a play on the word “remodelling.” Too many homeowners lose sight of “the original character and integrity of a house…in the renovation process,” says Roginski.
In their zeal to make older buildings liveable, Roginski argues, many contractors remodel without proper sensitivity to the home’s character and history. We agree.
With one of our heritage building restorations, you won’t find your piece of history turned into a McMansion. We’ll do our homework, find quality materials consistent with the era, and restore your home into the masterpiece it once was. Whether we have to dig through barrels of reclaimed hardware and trim or recreate it ourselves from the original specs, we have your heritage project covered.
Yesterday’s Look With Today’s Safety Features
Whether your home is a Victorian dowager or an atomic Mid-Century Modern, we have the carpentry skills to make your home reclaim its piece of history. Though we may have to update some fixtures to make them conform to today’s building safety laws, we will do everything we can to make sure that your home’s appearance—inside and out—looks as if it were plucked out of time.
Carpentry Skills That Reveal Hidden Beauty in Heritage Buildings
We have the carpentry skills to duplicate your home’s original finishes, repair tottering old stairs, and uncover hidden features covered over by attempts to modernise it. When they want a quality restoration carpenter, Perth residents know to call on HJW Carpentry for the best results.
Even though we put great thought into each of our clients’ projects, we respect their time. We coordinate with other tradespeople on the project and with material deliveries to minimise the time our clients have to spend away from home. We want you to enjoy your restored home as soon as possible.
If you’re ready to restore your heritage building, call on the master craftspeople at HJW Carpentry. Take a look at our finished work in our portfolio, and then set an appointment for a consultation with one of our restoration experts today.