This is a typical 1960’s weatherboard home with a terracota tile roof.
The maintenance costs were becoming absorbinate. The weatherboards would have needed to have all the paint stripped, undercoated and then painted, also some of the boards had dry rot along with the timber facias on the gables. The gutters needed replacing along with the downpipes and the facias also needed painting.
The eaves also needed repair.
The terracotta roof needed a restoration, as it was covered in lychen, the pointing of the tiles was in a bad way.
The bakalite fittings on the power line point of attachment to the home needed to be changed. (the Tiger tails were removed after the job was finished, they are there to protect my tradesmen.)
Now have a look at the after photo!
The existing weatherboards have had all the dry rot cut out and been covered with Palliside UPVC weatherboards. The roof has had all the broken tiles replaced,cleaned, antifungicided, rebeded and pointed,as you can see it looks just like a new roof! The rotten facia boards on the gables were removed and the Palliside weatherboards finish under the tiles to give a cleaner look. All the gutters,downpipes and barges were changed to colorbond,the facias were also covered.The eaves and verandahs were lined with Icon eave sheet.
No more painting!
The only mainenance required is a wash and this cottage will look like new for another 50 plus years