Extensive Renovation in Malvern
We love working with designers and clients who challenge themselves to bring out the best in their homes. This major renovation to a 1930s bungalow in Malvern threw up some interesting challenges.
• A multicar garage to be housed under a concrete slab beneath the front garden.
• Client’s discerning taste insisted on Australian Bluestone pavers be installed over waterproof membrane.
• Car lift platform required a low-profile tile with enough strength to handle vehicular traffic.
• Rear garden & pool area required a completely different look & feel to the front garden.
For the front garden it was agreed 40mm thick Australian Bluestone in an ashlar pattern would be laid on paver supports to ensure the membrane was protected. This allows the tiles to be removed easily, and the membrane inspected or repaired if necessary. Storm water flows freely through the 4mm joints onto the membrane to waste points below.
The car lift platform required thinner tiles and it was agreed that 100 x 100 x 20mm Granite Cobbles be installed. The grey coloured cobbles compliment the bluestone and are glued directly to the car platform steel sub-base. They have an exfoliated finish ensuring high slip resistance.
The rear of the property required a completely different treatment. The client chose Silver Travertine tiles and pool coping which has beautiful colour tones and complements the pool tile colour & outdoor furniture.
This garden design, by Jane Jones, showcases the house beautifully. Jane used advanced plant stock which gave the project an instant established feel, connecting the garden to heritage tree lined streetscape.
Designer – Jane Jones from Jane Jones Landscapes http://www.jjl.com.au