Heritage restoration currently under way.

The project involves façade brickwork repair, re-pointing, structural crack repair, render, steel window repairs, and painting, faience and tile repairs.

Restoration and conservation works to the Wesley Church project in Melbourne has now commenced. Over the next two years the Church, the Manse, the Schoolhouse and the Caretaker’s Cottage will be fully restored.

Works will include specialist cleaning, repointing, slate and lead roofing, heritage carpentry and painting, and stained glass window repairs. One of the major components of the works to the church will be stone replacement, including replacement of pinnacles, stringcourses and cornices. The stone used is Udelfanger Sandstone from Germany, as specified by the consulting architect, Lovell Chen.

The restoration project is part of the 200 million redevelopment of the Wesley Precinct. The redevelopment includes ground and lower level retail spacesa new ground level park and two public walkways through the site.

The 34 level commercial office tower will sit on the eastern portion of the Wesley Church site with frontages to Lonsdale Street, Little Lonsdale Street and Jones Lane.

Conservation works to the Grote St elevation of the Adelaide Central Markets have now been completed in time for the City of Adelaide’s 2018 holiday season.

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-tuckpointed in a raised three-dimensional fashion, further highlighted by a precise application of a mineral-based paint to create contrast with the brickwork.