Recent Projects

Kitchen & Living Area Renovation

  • Living Area
    Removal of fireplaces and chimney.
  • Living Area
    Completed renovation with new fireplace.
  • Kitchen
    Completed modern kitchen renovation.
  • Kitchen
    Completed modern kitchen renovation.

Project Description

This renovation for a new kitchen and living area presented a number of problems given that the house is over 100 years old.

The main aspect to the renovation was the removal of two brick fireplaces and an old chimney to allow for a larger open area to live in.

Given the age of the building and the removal of such a large structure, walls needed to be plumbed and straightened and new structural load bearing beams installed to take the load where the chimney once was.

Another issue to be overcome was that Christina was living in the house during the renovation which meant that the renovation needed to be completed in minimal time and with minimal mess.

I'm happy to say we managed all of this both to my and Christina's complete satisfaction.

Stewart Edward, Edward Homes

Christina's Testimonial

This renovation for a new kitchen and living area presented a number of problems given that the house is over 100 years old.

The main aspect to the renovation was the removal of two brick fireplaces and an old chimney to allow for a larger open area to live in.

Given the age of the building and the removal of such a large structure, walls needed to be plumbed and straightened and new structural load bearing beams installed to take the load where the chimney once was.

Another issue to be overcome was that Christina was living in the house during the renovation which meant that the renovation needed to be completed in minimal time and with minimal mess.

I'm happy to say we managed all of this both to my and Christina's complete satisfaction.

Christina Giudici, Home Owner

Replacing a Double Verandah

  • Double Verandah
    Completed and looking fitting for this heritage home.
  • Original Verandah
    It was clear that it was no longer structurally sound and needed work.
  • Construction in Progress
    A lot of care goes into ensuring an excellent end result.
  • Limited Space
    It was a challenge working within a limited space.

Project Description

The double verandah at the front of this West Hobart house was in very poor condition and needed immediate attention as it was not structurally sound and a danger to the client.

The house is very old and therefore it wasn’t a straight forward job. The new structure had to meet building codes of today while keeping in with the heritage features of the house. In order to do this, council approval needed to be obtained and careful consideration to design of special features was necessary. To make things even more difficult, the work space was minimal which made construction work difficult.

Though difficult, with careful planning and consideration we managed to both meet all the requirements as well as an excellent end result.

Stewart Edward, Edward Homes

Ray's Testimonial

Replacing a large double verandah on an old house wasn’t a straight forward job.

Stewart Edward of Edward Homes worked hard to achieve the best results for us and did so within our budget. The high quality of the finished project and the improvement the new verandah has made to the house is testament to his skills.

Stewart helped us through the building approval process, showed us how to retain the period feel of the verandah while meeting current building regulations and was not put off by having to work in a limited site space.

Throughout the job I was impressed by Stewart’s thoughtful approach to problem solving, his reliability, his attention to detail and constant communication about progress.

I have no hesitation in recommending Edward Homes for quality, customer focussed construction services.

Ray Smithurst, Home Owner

More testimonials from satisfied clients

"A pleasure to work with!"

I’m very happy to recommend Edward Homes. Stewart is always focussed on finding solutions, not problems. He’s reliable and easy to communicate with, and very responsive to his clients. A pleasure to work with!

Julia Hicky, Property Owner

"A very high standard"

Stewart Edward, of Edward Homes, has done some building work on my property to a very high standard and attention to detail, and I would happily recommend him.

Sheila Knowltons, Property Owner