Resources

Finding the right resource when undertaking a home restoration project, from heritage fences and gates identification all the way through a home up to selecting the right roofing material, can sometimes be hard.

 Below are some resources links, with tips and tricks you may find are time saving and very helpful.

 

Gasworks restoration

Gasworks restoration

AFL fanatics John and Rosie have bought an iconic 19th century gasworks building overlooking the North Melbourne Football Club and oval, and they want to turn into their dream home. Click the image below to watch the video. ...
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what house is that? A guide to Victoria's housing styles.

what house is that? A guide to Victoria’s housing styles.

Reproduced with the permission of Heritage Victoria and Architect, Illustrator and Historical Advisor, David Harvey. Our built heritage is an important part of our daily lives, particularly our homes. This booklet aids to help those who wish to understand and preserve some part of Australia’s architectural heritage. Click on the ...
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Phyllis Murphy, Wallpapers in the Victorian era

Phyllis Murphy, Wallpapers in the Victorian era

Phyllis Murphy practiced as an architect in Melbourne from 1949 until her retirement in the early 1980s. She and her husband John had a successful architectural practice and worked on many major projects together. Phyllis was also known for her work with wallpaper design and restoration. Phyllis, who has retired, ...
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Milton Terrace restoration

Milton Terrace restoration

Milton Terrace in Sydney's Milsons Point has an extensive history. With a big budget and a big vision, its owners were ready to create a new future for the building. #RestorationAustralia Viewers of the ABC’s Restoration Australia will know that heritage homes, regardless of what ever condition they may be ...
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Exterior Paint Colours. A guide to Exterior Colours for Buildings of the Victorian Period

Exterior Paint Colours. A guide to Exterior Colours for Buildings of the Victorian Period

Reproduced with the permission the compiler, Miles Lewis AM is an Australian academic serving as a Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Alison Blake. A building may be painted on the outside many times during its life and we all ...
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Victorian Stucco

Victorian Stucco

Reproduced with permission of the editor Miles Lewis, AM is an Australian academic serving as a Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. This publication derives from a seminar on Victorian Stucco held at the South Melbourne town hall in 2007. It ...
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