Electra House heritage restoration

The problem 

The building had sat empty for an extended period, was neglected and in need of repair. Cornices were broken and original plaster and render was cracked or missing. 

The solution 

Old render was removed, cracks repaired, rerendered and plastered, new cornices were installed. The ornate plaster mouldings were restored or replaced. Outside render and brickwork was repointed and restored. 

The result 

This beautiful building now houses a thriving, contemporary hotel with one of Adelaide’s finest restaurants featuring modern Asian cuisine, facilities for corporate gatherings and functions and a bar. 

Project details:
The project scope 

The building was cleared, render was removed and cracks were repaired. The walls were re-rendered and plastered using lime based plaster. Cornices and moulds were repaired or replaced with the original style and matched perfectly to create a seamless finish. Brickwork in the basement and externally was repointed and restored leaving it exposed and sealed for a more modern industrial look. The external windows and doors were framed with render banding, completing the look. 

Our history with restoration 

With over 65 years’ experience in solid plaster construction we offer impeccable attention to detail and the highest quality craftsmanship. We are confident working with traditional lime plaster, as well as standard plaster, and love performing intricate, detailed work. We have helped restore many heritage buildings in Adelaide and look forward to restoring many more. 

Decorative mouldings prior to repairs commencing 
During the course of repairs
The completed repairs

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To learn more about this story call Mark O'Brien on 0418 814 538 or send an email to mark@swartandsons.com.au