As you can see this Ryde area Sydney home built 1910 was looking tired. It had a makeover in the 1960’s with house cladding products and house cladding materials. The Permalum aluminium cladding and the coating was powdering away and it was dented, the aluminium windows were the old thin ones and the rubber seals was perished. The roof tiles were fretted and needed to be replaced they could not be restored.
We made everything old new again. Firstly we stripped the roof and replaced the battens and then laid an insulating foil blanket, then a new colorbond roof. New colorbond gutters and facias were fitted. A bullnose verandah replaced the old and a window hood fitted over the new front window. A gable set with finial was added. The eaves were clad with Icon eave cladding system New Bracey aluminium windows and sliding doors with a 70 mm external architraves, (as part of the window) with fly screens security locks, and laminated glass (used for extra insulation and security) were fitted with dressed maple architraves and reveals to match the existing internal timber around doorways. Some of the windows were changed to new sizes to match the new use of rooms with tyne internal renovation. Palliside insulating UPVC weatherboard cladding was fitted to the home after the the old aluminium cladding was stripped off. The home is now the best looking in the street and reflects the original architecture