This is part of our first home reno series. Please remember to read our "Reno & Home Improvement Advice" blog before you attempt such a large project on your own.
From Overgrown and Tacky to Sleek and Refined!
To have a low maintenance garden and house exterior in general with some unique and niche touches to it whilst tying all into the rear of the property.
This project was a HUGE amount of work but like any journey it has to start with a first step so to begin with an out of control ficus creeper needed to be removed from the front fence, retainer walls and front patio area, this was a complete bugger of a job but very necessary in order to stop damage to all it clung to and to obtain the final look.
From there, the driveway left hand garden needed to be cleared along with two huge lilly pilly trees at the front gate that were ripping up the old driveway with their root systems that also managed to block the old ceramic drain pipes. The top garden area was also stripped of all vegetation except the central mulberry tree.
The old wrought iron banister on the front porch was also removed along with the guttering as was the front door along with all front windows and frames.
The driveway was also ripped up completely, so as to be widened and replaced with high end pebble mix type that would now extend all the way to the road.
Now all was stripped back, we set about replacing and rejuvenating the entire front and sides plus bricked rear area of the house that would make it a home instead!
Get the Look:
Note: The before and after shots of all should fill you in all that happened here! You will find them detailed on the Video - go to video link.
Next up in this series - Workshop and Garage Makeover
Clint was very professional. His work is of a high standard. He contacted me when he needed to. Kind and friendly
- Jeanie F (Fencing Services Coburg)
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- EnjayP (Fencing Services Heidelberg)
Dear Walter, Thank you for all your hard work and attentiveness to our property and garden. We have appreciated the courtesy you have demonstrated toward us; both you and your colleague, David, are gentlemen. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others and will keep you in mind for any future work. Kind Regards, Daniel and Sally B
- Daniel and Sally (Fencing Services Box Hill Sth)
Tony is so easy to communicate with, great workmanship, efficient and great job. Would highly recommend.
- BeckD (Fencing Services Chelsea Heights)
Hi Terry, Many thanks for the work that you did for us. The improvements to the entrance of the veranda have made it a lot safer with a better appearance. Your ability to replicate the turned posts was an eye opener. The facing and lining of the fireplace has given a new perspective to the lounge room, It was refreshing to see a “tradesman” at work. Also, we had no problems in you having full access to the house when we were away shopping. We would not hesitate in contacting you if further work is required or to recommend you to those requiring home maintenance.
- Mel (Fencing Services Kew East)
VIP Fencing (Matt Couper) was quick to respond to my request for a quote. They visited within a day and the quote was emailed right away. Changes requested by the neighbours were happily accommodated, and the prices were competitive. Most pleasingly, Matt set a day to do the work, and was there on time and on the day stated. I cannot actually recall the last time a tradie did that. He worked hard all day, and finished after dark. Very well done and left the site tidy. And on top of that he was friendly and accommodating. Can't ask for more. If you want a fence done for a good price, with a good result, on time as promised, then Matt is the bloke to speak to. Thanks Matt.
- M&L (Fencing Services Beaurmaris)
Hi Chris, Thank-you so much for a great job; I really think it has lifted the street appeal of the house. It's definitely a hit with the neighborhood, as passers by are constantly providing compliments. Your work ethic and professionalism is second to none.
- MichaelT (Fencing Services Doncaster)
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- Carole R (Fencing Services Glen Waverley)
Thank you Curtis for a great job, very happy with the end result. You were very professional from start to finish, would definitely recommend your services.
- Vicki H (Fencing Services Hurstbridge)