Hyde Residence

From the Old to the New

Bathrooms, Kitchens, Outdoors, Re-Floorings, Refurbishments

This miners cottage needed a little extra TLC, as the entire house was in dire straights. Cracks were obvious throughout all the walls and the ceiling, the floors were bouncing and moving, the light coming into the house was dreary. The windows did not even open and close. The Beowulf Builders team got straight to work.

Firstly we gutted the inside of the house and cleaned out the back yard. Next we removed 16 metres of soil from under the floor inside, and a another eight metres from out the back, all by hand. We re-stumped the house, running a new sub structure throughout. New floors were laid in each room and the old concrete slab in the bathroom was pulled up and a new area created. New beams in the ceiling space and old eye-sores were removed and squared up with new plaster and the original cornice was sourced and specially made to suit the original.

The end product, as you can see was well worth the effort. The flooring is spotted gum up the hallway and in the living kitchen/rumpus area. The bedrooms are water reistant board with a wool blend carpet on top. Kitchen has ceaser stone tops with a water fall end, soft closer doors and drawers, and a bespoke space for the 2-in-1 washer/dryer, just to make the most of the space.

The back yard is all merbau to suit the feature bi-fold doors, has a water feature and planter boxes surrounding the area, along with a seat that easily opens up to a storage compartment. The front of the house needed to come back to its original former glory to suit the neighbours fret-work. This was very carefully created to perfection.

Duration: 14 weeks
Project Cost: $190,000- $210,000