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.