Clas­sic touch wins

Canning Times - - WHAT'S ON -

FOR all the restora­tion in­volved in con­vert­ing Fremantle’s his­toric Wool­stores to trendy Heir­loom Apart­ments, the paint job should not be over­looked.

Master Painters and Dec­o­ra­tors Aus­tralia cer­tainly didn’t, award­ing Wil­let­ton-based Clas­sic Con­trac­tors a ma­jor award for the im­pres­sive fin­ish.

The well-cre­den­tialed or­gan­i­sa­tion took out the cat­e­gory of New Con­struc­tion (Hous­ing/Ad­di­tions) for a pro­ject val­ued over $800,000.

Clas­sic Con­trac­tors manag­ing di­rec­tor Mark Stewart said the chal­lenge – which judges re­warded – was to bal­ance the com­pet­ing in­ter­ests of her­itage with a con­tem­po­rary high stan­dard of fin­ish.

“You want to re­flect the im­age of the old build­ing as well as re­flect the mod­ern-day stan­dards and re­quire­ments,” he said.

He paid trib­ute to pro­ject leader Eil­ish, who had up to 40 staff com­plet­ing more than $1 mil­lion in paint­ing works as part of the Heir­loom Apart­ments as­sign­ment, which took about 12 months to com­plete.

It’s the fourth year in a row that Clas­sic Con­trac­tors has been recog­nised at the Master Painters and Dec­o­ra­tors Aus­tralia awards.

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