heritage restoration

Swart & Sons began as a family-owned plastering business back in 1954.

That lineage puts us in a unique position to offer a range of heritage restoration services that we haven't just learned - many of them we have developed and they are now standard industry practices.

You could say that heritage restoration is in our genes.

As such Swart & Sons have been chosen to restore some of South Australia's - and Australia's - most significant buildings and we've been proud to keep our cultural and architectural heritage alive.

heritage restoration services
  • Façades
  • Plastering
  • Cornicing
  • Restoration
  • Waterproofing
  • Rendering/Render repairs
  • Masonry washes and coatings
  • Re-pointing of stonework
  • Blasting and Painting
heritage restoration clients
  • Kangaroo Island Chambers (façade restoration, render repairs, painting)
  • Electra House (internal restoration, external render repairs)
  • St Peters Council (internal and external restoration, new build)

Heritage restoration case studies

Heritage-listed Albert Bridge, Adelaide

In early 2015, the City of Adelaide Council sought to restore the Albert Bridge to its former glory. The bridge, located over the River Torrens on Frome Road was opened in 1879 and is the oldest, large road bridge in the Adelaide city area. The scope consisted of cleaning and painting the above deck areas of the bridge, stonework repairs, masonry restoration and the removal of graffiti.
Heritage restoration
Protective coatings
Structural repairs
Transport & infrastructure

Pedestrian Bridge Painting, Mount Waverley

‍Swart & Sons were contracted by VicRoads in March 2019 to remove corrosion and apply protective coatings on a pedestrian bridge over Blackburn Road at Mount Waverley. Many challenges were faced during this project due to both the complexity of the project and the ownership of land abutting the bridge, however all works were completed within the specified timeframe and to the satisfaction of VicRoads and other stakeholders.
Protective coatings
Structural repairs
Heritage restoration
Transport & infrastructure

Electra House Hotel, Adelaide

In 2014 we were contracted by Schiavello to restore and conduct repairs to the walls and intricate plaster mouldings of Electra House. As the building is Heritage listed we used classic techniques and materials to bring the building back to its former glory. With Corinthian columns, ornate walls and six metre high ceilings this created a challenge that we were happy to accept.
Heritage restoration
Electra House
Facade restoration
Building maintenance
Commercial building
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