HSR are a multi-award winning company, which bears testament to our focus on training and dedication to our craft. Here are the awards we have proudly accepted:

Project: Elder Hall – Northern Facade
Awarded By: Master Builders Australia – National Award

The project saw the original hewn rock-face blocks freed from a thick layer of concrete-based render that had been applied during previous site works as an attempt to modernise the exterior, and extensive stone replacement with new high quality sandstone materials quarried from New South Wales, Australia.
The sandstone blocks were hand selected for purpose and carved onsite by HSR Group’s stonemasons using specialist tools in order to achieve finishes to the exact standard demanded required for a building so integral to the aesthetic of the Adelaide University campus.

Project: Adelaide Central Markets and Elder Hall – Northern Facade
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

HSR (AUST) Groups passion and attention to detail is evident in every project they undertake, going above and beyond to deliver an excellent end result every time and on schedule. They strive for accuracy, and are constantly achieving high levels of workmanship in heritage conservation and construction.

Project: Adelaide Central Market
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

The heritage restoration that has been applied to both the Grote and Gouger Street facades reinforces the skills of those employed by HSR who scored highly on all fronts.
The meticulous work necessary to repair, stabilise, reinstate and protect was extensive, with the further added difficulties of no power tools and the exacting replacement of degraded materials.
The brick work has been through a meticulous conservation process whereby all previous applications of paint to the facades are removed – returning the finished surface to the true face-brick.
The mortar joints were then raked and re-tuck-pointed in a raised three-dimensional fashion, further highlighted by a precise application of a mineral-based paint to create contrast with the brickwork.

Project: Stage 3  – Elder Hall Northern Facade Conservation
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

The HSR Group completed this major conservation project in record time whilst overcoming significant onsite difficulties and still making the building operable to students.
The project saw the original hewn rock-face blocks freed from a thick layer of concrete-based render that had been applied during previous site works as an attempt to modernise the exterior, and extensive stone replacement with new high quality sandstone materials quarried from NSW.
The sandstone blocks were hand selected for purpose and carved onsite by HSR Group’s stonemasons using specialist tools in order to achieve finishes to the exact standard demanded required for a building so integral to the aesthetic of the Adelaide University campus.
Those involved showed exceptional pride in workmanship and superior quality in a challenging working environment.

PROJECT:            BONYTHON HALL ADELAIDE
AWARDED BY:  UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)

Conservation on Bonython Hall has earned HSR international recognition for the outstanding attention to detail and commitment to ethical restoration practices. The works to the hall were judged by a panel of nine international conservation experts who noted its excellence in standard-setting technical achievement.

The hall remains an integral part of Adelaide’s history, and the cultural landscape of the city.

PROJECT:            Victoria Square Adelaide
AWARDED BY:  Master Builders Association

This project consisted of dismantling and reinstating existing heritage stone fountains, dismantling Queen Victoria monument and carrying out extensive conservation works, specialised masonry cleaning, installation of granite paving and steps and constructing new contemporary fountain to the northern end of Victoria Square.

PROJECT:            Roseworthy College

AWARDED BY:  Master Builders Association

Roseworthy College involved the removal of previous 1980’s fit out to ground floor, including the removal and management Chrysotile (asbestos) interior floor tiles and reinstatement of heritage interior. The project also included brick and stone façade conservation works and salt damp remediation work.

PROJECT:            Brookman Building, University of Adelaide

AWARDED BY:  Australian Stone Architectural Awards

The Brookman buildings focus was on façade conversation works and earthquake structural strengthening. This project included the replacement of stone castellation and tower pinnacles, along with specialised cleaning to the façade, repointing and earthquake stabilisation to chimneys.

PROJECT:            Saubiers House Heritage Courses
AWARDED BY:  City of Onkaparinga

In 2014 HSR was awarded the City of Onkaparinga History and Heritage Award for a series of courses on traditional skills and techniques at Saubiers House. These courses taught the basics of correct conservation techniques in stone masonry and engaged the local community in order to restore a building with local heritage significance that would otherwise have fallen into disrepair.

 

PROJECT:             Milan Terrace, Stirling

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

Details of work undertaken by HSR on Milan Terrace, Stirling.

  • Construction of stone dwarf wall including steps to conservatory.
  • New stone replacement to conservatory wall including dressing of stone.
  • Infill doorway niche to front of house including supply of new stone.
  • Restoration of fire surround and chimney breast.
  • Additional stone works to external areas of cellar.

PROJECT:             43 Braeside Avenue, Stirling

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

HSR embarked on a project to integrate heritage and contemporary by conserving the original bakery and adding a modern extension. When entering through the original section of the home the features include ironbark flooring to the formal lounge and dining room, which is warmed by a gas log fire place and flows through to the snug. The main attraction being the breathtaking kitchen, incorporating the original ovens that had not be utilised for over 80 years but can now operate as an indoor pizza oven.

PROJECT:             Elder Hall, North Terrace

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

This project consisted of façade conservation work and internal structural works. It involved stone replacement and a consolidation process which was applied to the façade, including shelter coating and lead dressing to all horizontal surfaces.
Repairs to lead fleche and internal structural strengthening to the roof were also carried out.

PROJECT:            Post Office, Innes National Park

AWARDED BY:  Master Builders Association

This project consisted of external restoration works that were sympathetic to the heritage building and surrounding environment. This includes new stone replacement, repointing, timber conservation/ carpentry and an internal refurbishment.

PROJECT:             St Francis Xavier Cathedral

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

The construction of a new sacristy in sandstone involved carving of stone features to plinth, tracery window, blind trefoil window and gable, capping and finials, and an internal luxurious fit out was also included.

The Cathedral received major conservation works to all elevations.

PROJECT:              Oriental Hotel, Norwood

AWARDED BY:    Master Builders Association

HSR carried out extensive internal and external finishes on the Oriental Hotel, Norwood.
This included new stone replacement, repointing, rebuilding of internal walls for structural integrity, the restoring of doorway and balcony to match existing stonework, specialised masonry cleaning and application of heritage paint.

PROJECT:             Hilton Hotel, Sir Donald Bradman Drive

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

HSR carried out new stone replacement, repointing, solid rendering, heritage painting, heritage brickwork, exposing original masonry fabrics, the reopening of original doorways and windows and removing the hard cement renders to all external façades.

PROJECT:             Primo Estate Cellar Door, McLaren Vale

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

HSR carried out extensive works on the construction of a new cellar door at Primo Estate. This also included new outdoor landscaping and stone features with locally sourced bluestone from the Fleurieu Peninsula and the use of Brazilian slate for the paving.

PROJECT:             Primo Estate Cellar Door, McLaren Vale

AWARDED BY:   Master Builders Association

HSR carried out extensive works on the construction of a new cellar door at Primo Estate. This also included new outdoor landscaping and stone features with locally sourced bluestone from the Fleurieu Peninsula and the use of Brazilian slate for the paving.

Project: Bank SA Building – North Terrace
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

Project: Sturt Street Primary and Bank SA Building, North Terrace
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

Project: State Library Redevelopment
Awarded By: Master Builders South Australia

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