Historically, the practice of placing malleable metals such as gold, silver and copper onto painted surfaces, also known as Gilding (extending from the English/ Germanic word ‘gyldam’; very closely related to “gold” obviously), has been utilized to embellish or coat ornaments and structural elements, further enhancing their aesthetic appeal.
We are glad to offer refurbishment of your gilded household items or perhaps installing new gold or silver gilding on your favorite ornaments & antiquities in order to reclaim or add value.
Mortar removal and replacement, otherwise known as repointing or mortar repair, is a process where the jointing material between the bulk building masonry material, whether it be stone, block or brick, is removed and replaced with a suitable substitute.
In the case above, the original mortar material, as constructed 150 years ago, is being removed. The cottage had never seen a full renovation until now.
Rule of Thumb: Gain Twice what you Spend! If you spend $25000, you add $50000 worth of value onto your property. This is only true if you spend it in the right way. One way to improve your house is to restore the brick or stone facade back to original or in some cases, a state surpassing original.
As the Melbourne Real Estate market continues to boom, Mason & Maker have provided services to this expanding market through our renovation and interior decoration services for many owners throughout Melbourne.
We also work with Agents in preparing exclusive houses, apartments and villas for sale through adding our “temporary property overhaul” services where we provide solutions for improving the property’s aesthetics in order to take outstanding photographs and for the physical viewing process; thereby increasing your appeal and your return!
Think of our service as, either permanently or temporarily, your ‘auction house stylist’. And psst… Agents, we can even arrange the photos for your advertisements saving on your downtime.
Why hire separate consultancies and photographers and pay more than one company?
Our next restoration project in Winchelsea, Victoria – an hour past Geelong. The bluestone cottage is approximately 150 years old (circa 1860) and is now used by a professional services company.
With ‘dressed’ pitched face bluestone, hammer dressed quoins and coursed random rubble, the front entrance is also adorned with a ‘celtic-themed’ 3 pin arch; complete with springers, curved voussoirs and keystone.
Do you have leaking showers, cracked vanities or need some new silicone for your bathroom wet areas? Mason & Maker service hotels throughout Melbourne and Victoria.
Even if it’s a Stadium with water leaks, we have the experience and the expertise to provide solid solutions that last. Why use 10 different companies with 10 different profit margins, 10 different overheads…
Do you have an antique wedding dress that you would like to use on your special day? We take great care in restoring your Grandmothers or Mothers dress to reuse for your Wedding day. Feel free to contact ‘the Maker’ at firstname.lastname@example.org…