We were engaged by owners of this building in Robertson to convert the original 2 shops into 7 smaller commercial units, transforming them into contemporary light filled spaces that offer a blank canvas for their retail and office tenants to create their own brand and style.
We completely renovated the two shop top apartments to update them and make them more energy efficient. The works included installation of new double glazed windows, insulation to walls and ceiling, and completely new kitchen, bathroom and laundry in each unit.
Little had been done to the building in 50 years and the renovation required rectification of roof leaks, replacement of degraded timber elements and other external maintenance. Demolition and Specialist contractors were called in to remove all Asbestos and unwanted elements of the original internal fit-out.
The building was set into a gently sloping block but stormwater run-off had not been considered. For years it endured flood inundation after heavy rainfall. Our client approved our design solution which involved excavating earth away from the building and constructing a retaining wall low in height. New stormwater drainage was installed and completed with a paved surface that falls away from the building.
The once industrial looking front verandah was transformed when we built a ceiling lined with timber boards to create a Hampton’s style shop-front. The entire exterior of the building was given a fresh and vibrant coat of paint (or two) and new lighting was installed. Composite deck boards were used to stay true to the chosen style but offer durability for high pedestrian traffic and the impact of the northern sun which streams into the verandah in winter, creating a very pleasant alfresco area.
Having completed the major renovation for the building owner, we were subsequently engaged by several of the commercial tenants to install their new shop fitout. The result is a highly valued upgrade to the streetscape of this much loved Southern Highlands Village.