Restoration of fire damaged cupola bell tower
Heritage restoration work, Sydney
Melrose Design Build Sydney were successful in the open tender to restore this fire damaged cupola which was caused by a lightning strike on 4th December 2014.
Sydney builders often find themselves busy with restoration work due to bad weather. This lightning strike aftermath was something we had never seen before. The damage was pretty bad.
At Melrose Design Build we receive many calls due to our building experience and expertise in heritage restoration. In Sydney we are the perfect builder for this job. Melrose Design Build worked alongside heritage experts, building consultants, engineers and education department officials to restore and source specialist materials to reinstate the 1890’s cupola bell tower.
Melrose design build constructed the large scaffolding & safety systems to access this beautiful heritage listed primary school. The School is in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. We removed the fire damaged timber to unearth the original timber milled posts and lead sheeting.
Utilising our vast heritage building experience, we provided shop drawings and a model design, which enabled the cupola to be restored to its original state, complete with new detailed timber milled posts, copper sheeting to the sides of bell tower, lead sheeting to the base and cupola with lead finial.
After all the planning and careful thought process with this job, we can say hand on heart we completed this job on time, within budget and the clients were very happy.
Melrose Design Build are certainly the heritage restoration specialists here in Sydney. If you have any questions you would like to ask the team, please email or call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.
We also specialise in heritage roofing, bathroom renovations, building maintenance, patio & pergola work, home renovation & home extension work plus much more.