Heritage, Restoration & Conservation

Coleman & Fairburn has successfully completed a number of adaptive re-use and refurbishment projects involving heritage buildings. Our staff, from project managers, site foremen, carpenters & joiners, have extensive experience in renovating heritage buildings whilst still preserving the original fabric & details of the building.

The culture of our company reflects the professional training & experience of our managers and the quality of our work is a direct result of the pride taken by our tradespeople. Coleman and Fairburn is a company that is not interested in taking short-cuts or accepting any second-rate work by subcontractors. Rather we offer a professional building service and jealously guard our reputation for fair-dealing and quality building at all times.

Our experienced Joinery Shop often plays an integral role in the successful delivery of these heritage projects. We are able to draw on the skills of our own joiners to either repair or faithfully reproduce the details and mouldings of the original doors, frames or windows.

Coleman & Fairburn's experience in this sector ranges from conservation works at heritage Mt Wilga House in Hornsby to the adaptive re-use of historic Buildings 28 & 29 at the old Dept of Defence Training Command Headquarters at Georges Heights. This $2.9m project involved preserving and renovating the historic fabric of the original timber-framed Defence Department buildings as well as constructing new linking spaces to achieve a modern office environment to be used as the new headquarters for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Download our List of Heritage Projects

Lilyvale Cottage, The Rocks Sydney
Extensive repairs to a Heritage Listed 1847 colonial Regency style house.
$ 380,000
Cumberland Hospital Building 105 A & B, North Parramatta
Refurbishment of heritage building; removing flaking render and plaster; refurbishment of doors and windows and re-painting.
$ 387,000
SCEGGS Darlinghurst
Rebuild Historic 1833 Verandah
$ 30,000
St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
New Sanctuary Joinery
$ 1,665,000
St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
Install new marble Altar 
$ 35,000
North Head Gatehouse, Manly
Restoration & conservation of heritage Building
$ 579,000
Cumberland Hospital, North Parramatta
Building 3A North - Conversion of historic gaol building into offices
$ 406,000
Training Command, Georges Heights
adaptive reuse of Buildings 28 & 29
$ 2,900,000
Training Command, Georges Heights
Refurbish buildings incl. windows & doors
$ 698,000
Training Command, Georges Heights
Building 58 repairs
$ 445,000
Submarine Base, Chowder Bay
Refurbish & Conserve 3 Buildings
$ 520,000
Mount Wilga Residence, Hornsby
Refurbishment of Derelict House
$ 590,000
The Mint Building, Sydney
Repair & replace heritage windows
$ 105,900
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
Repair & replace windows & doors
$ 189,000
Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour
Joinery Refurbishment to Buildings 74, 80 and 81
$ 145,000
St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
New Organ Gallery to West Transept
$ 650,000
St. John's College, Sydney University
Refurbishment of Wash Areas
$ 915,000
Victoria Barracks, Sydney
Museum (Building 56) Repairs & conservation
$ 610,000
School of Artillery, North Head
Renovations to Officers' Mess
$ 108,000
Historic Building, Market Street, Sydney
Renovations & Refurbishment
$ 188,000
Victoria Barracks, Sydney
Restoration of 1877 16-Pounder Gun
$ 10,000