The brief for this home was to create a natural flow between the garden/alfresco and the lounge/dining area. This was achieved by introducing large bi-fold doors with a fly screen cut in to the tuck-pointed brickwork (a patio slider door and window was in its place prior to the renovation).
As the original brickwork wall supported the entire upper level, it had to be reengineered and large lintels installed, as well as additional steel posts. These were hidden in the reinstated brickwork and tuck-pointing, therefore, giving the appearance it had always looked that way.
The upper balcony was also removed and replaced due to rot in the existing beams from water ingress. Specific floor tiles were also sourced to retain the original aesthetics and period features of the house.
"Andy and Ian from AVP Projects completed a seamless and technically tricky installation of six meters of bi-fold doors on the ground floor of our two story federation home and replaced an upper storey balcony within six weeks.
The demolition and structural reinforcement of the upper level was a challenge that was completed with a minimum of fuss. Their allied trades were efficient and punctual so the project rolled onto completion without long breaks.
Their attention to detail, site cleanliness, respect for our property and creative design suggestions were greatly appreciated and they kept us fully informed when the typical hitches arose. We are exceptionally pleased with the finished result and would be more than happy to recommend AVP Projects to others who require quality workmanship."