Tuesday, 6 May 2014

CoFA heritage challenge

A recently completed project was the refurbishment of some heritage buildings at the College of Fine Arts campus in Paddington.

Block A, completed in 1893, had a horrible 80's painted colour scheme and it was in bad repair in places. We had the paint stripped to reveal the original bricks and restored the sandstone sills (replaced in some areas) and the sadly neglected gable ends. The whole project well executed by A J Bristow & Sons, who brought a wealth of practical heritage experience to bear.

The supporting colour scheme included heritage related colours. In all a lovely outcome, restoring the building back to some of it's former glory. Hopefully it gives it another 100 years of service.


original bad paint scheme
(google streetview pic...  not mine)

newly stripped and refurbished
90's false shutters removed

original signage restored

restored gable end

even the dodgy late 60's timber addition
was given a clean up

later additions were painted rather than stripped

new gable detailing
breathable perforated aluminium panels
refurbished original newel and beams
new vertical timbers

the previous lining was removed from
the eaves and brackets to reveal the original
timber battens and the curved detail

one of the existing sandstone sills
stripped and refurbished with a new
fall for drainage

Thursday, 1 May 2014

miscellaneous cartoons for Al

some recent cartoonies for another of Al's upcoming books

hooked on life

Here's a pic for my mate Nello's big number day.....