Out of the ashes comes a steel-framed winner
MIALLO resident David Vivian has seen an award-winning house emerge from the ashes of his former home.
Three days after his purchase of a home in Miallo was settled, the house burnt down. It was October 2014. Investigations failed to find the cause – the timber home was razed in 10 minutes, with emergency services containing the fire from neighbouring properties.
“It took months of soulsearching, then slowly designing the new build,” Mr Vivian said. “There were times early on I didn’t think it could be done, but with perseverance and some guiding help of the local building trade ‘The Perch’ came into being.”
In the Master Builders Awards The Perch took out the top regional gong for ‘Best use of Steel Framing’ category sponsored by BlueScope Steel.
”It was a fabulous result based on the quality and craftsmanship of local builder Alan Jenkins and all the various local trades that made this possible,” Mr Vivian said.
“I really didn’t think this was possible after the devastation of the fire – just goes to show how when we pull together anything is possible.
“I really do want to thank everyone who helped me realise the outcome – our local tradies really are craftsmen in the truest sense of the word.”
The Perch, Miallo