Western Projects were engaged by Element WA to undertake a full roof conservation and restoration to the original Homestead and Stables at the Houghtons Winery built in 1863. Located in Middle Swan, the Homestead and Stables buildings have local heritage significance.
Our team removed Sheoak shingles previously installed as part of conservation works in the mid 1980’s. While the roof was removed, Western Projects installed new structural tie downs, replaced rotten rafters and installed new roof sarking. The shingle roof was replaced with new galvanised short sheet, installed with traditional hand driven spring nails.
The works involved careful restoration to five existing rendered chimneys to include drawn lead flashing installation using traditional methods compliant with the Lead Contractors Association (UK) guidelines. Code 4 and Code 6 lead was imported from The United Kingdom and was hand formed and soldered on site. Western Projects completed internal repairs to the existing plaster glass and timber ceilings to include repainting works.
The important heritage conservation work undertaken by the Western Projects team will allow the Houghton’s Winery Homestead to continue as an iconic example of Western Australian Settlement Architecture for years to come.