By Jan Dowling January 15th, 2013. Comments Off on Malvern Villa

Hi everyone. Kym Dowling here from Dowling Homes and welcome to our latest project here at Malvern.

The owners have contracted us to replace the veranda base in its entirety. The house is a hundred years old, turn of the century villa, and over time these verandas, it’s a common problem for them to give way, they start moving forward and that primarily is due to an un-engineering or under engineering of the veranda in the first place.

So this is not a simple task, it’s going to take some time to replace the veranda. And our stepping of the job will be to first prop the whole veranda. We want to leave the roof here, we don’t want to shift that and we’re going to support the veranda at each of the posts. The slate threshold here, the blue stone face and the beautiful tessellated floor here is going to be all taken away and completely renovated.

So after propping the veranda we’ll then have to put in place a concrete footing and a concrete base that’ll be tied to the house and then we have sourced some genuine Mintaro slate for new thresholds and we’re also in the process now of supplying some blue stone so that we can restore that back to its original condition.

So this is not going to be done quickly, there’s a real process in replacing this veranda, we need to allow for curing times for concrete etc. and the tiling itself is going to take some time to do by a specialist tradesman.

And that’s what we do here at Dowling Homes, we not only do additions, but we also specialise in restoration of old properties so that we can get them back to their former glory.

So this is the beginning video, we will be doing a final shoot on this project and we look forward to offering that to you down the track.

In the meantime, if you want to check out some of our latest projects and what we do at Dowling Homes and what we can do for you, please visit our website: or you can check out our Facebook or YouTube.

I’m Kym Dowling from Dowling Homes. Bye for now.