thirroul one
alterations & additions

Alterations and additions to a brick cottage and construction of an architect designed two storey residence in Thirroul



Works included:

  • Major demolition works to existing house
  • Construction of an architect designed two storey residence
  • Original & patched brickwork walls to ground floor, structural steel and timber framed walls to first floor, fibre cement and plywood (‘shadowclad’) cladding with timber cover strips, windows and doors from recycled hardwood
  • Sliding doors to rear of house face north and open up to create an indoor / outdoor living space
  • Kitchen benchtop made from recycled hardwood laminated beams
  • Separate workshop with rendered blockwork and custom made doors and window from recycled hardwood
  • Retaining walls to back yard made from recycled brickwork
  • Extensive landscaping including paving, turfing and planter beds

“We completely renovated our property, in a 10 month high end build, through 2012/13. Our experience with John Van Building was excellent. John and his team were just a great choice for us. They were organised, professional and hardworking tradesmen who produced a remarkable end product of the highest quality. We came in on time and on budget (well almost!). Importantly they were also easy to work with. Issues were always resolved in an amicable and professional manner…until you go through the process you won’t understand just how important that is. This has extended into and includes any ongoing maintenance and/or warranty repairs that we’ve since needed.

We were impressed enough to have since used John in another smaller,  8-12 week, project and again had a similar experience. And I would definitely use him again if the circumstance required. We could not recommend John and his team any higher. They are skilled builders, always professional and importantly they are nice people.

Chris & Sara Druett