Heritage construction and restoration

Heritage buildings are an important part of our history. Historic architecture is breathtaking in its beauty; for this reason, many wish to preserve it rather than replace it.

Equipped with the specialised skills required, Mulberry is the company of choice when it comes to the restoration of heritage homes and buildings in Sydney. To date, we have produced exceptional results for a broad range of Sydney clients – with projects spanning a number of private and commercial heritage properties.

We bring a certain level of finesse to our designer carpentry, woodwork and formwork; finesse that is essential when it comes to heritage restoration projects. We have a passion for remodelling and restoring, and love the challenge of reviving historic buildings.

Our restoration services

We provide a broad range of heritage restoration services, such as:

  • Heritage restorations
  • Heritage building renovations
  • Heritage maintenance works
  • Heritage parquetry flooring
  • Heritage carpentry works

Historic architecture

Mulberry has experience working with a wide range of architectural styles. We understand that certain details are a hallmark of a particular style; in order to deliver authentic results, we immerse ourselves in the relevant era.

Sydney itself doesn’t conform to one architectural style. Rather, its buildings are a reflection of the time in which they were built during the city’s 200 year history.

Some architectural styles we have worked with include:

Victorian architecture

The Victorian era (1837 to 1901) gave rise to many beautiful houses across Sydney, many of which still stand today. From Italianate mansions to quaint terrace houses, there are many differing styles that fall within this era, such as Victorian Georgian, free gothic, rustic gothic, free classical, Tudor, Victorian regency and filigree (many terrace houses). With so many different style variations within one era, it becomes apparent just how important it is to have an eye for detail when restoring Victorian era homes.

Typically, Victorian era buildings are divided into three styles: early Victorian (Colonial style), mid Victorian and late Victorian.

Early Victorian

Used to describe the buildings constructed in Australia between European settlement and 1840, early Victorian architecture (often referred to as Colonial architecture) featured simple, mostly symmetrical homes that were originally only a couple of rooms. These buildings were loosely based on Georgian architecture, which was the prevailing architectural style in Britain during this era.

Mid Victorian

While similar in design to early Victorian homes, mid Victorian era homes differed in that they became more elaborate. Decorative brickwork, cast iron lacework on verandas, patterned tiles and an increased use of stucco define these homes – most of which were quaint terrace houses.

Late Victorian

Taking on more elements of Italianate style, late Victorian era homes reflected the increased wealth of many at the time. These homes were typically bigger and more elaborate in comparison to early and mid Victorian era buildings, and assumed a higher level of grandeur. Freestanding homes often had one projecting front room, while terraces became taller than their mid era counterparts and featured ornamented parapets.

Queen Anne

Queen Anne style homes were complex and created a kind of rigorous grandeur. While some Queen Anne terraces do exist, most were freestanding and included complex roof forms using terracotta tiles or slate alongside elaborate gables and other embellishments. These homes often featured asymmetrical floor plans.


Edwardian era architecture is often used interchangeably with Federation style architecture. As you might expect, this type of architecture spans buildings that were constructed between 1890 and 1915 – around the time that Australia became a federation. Edwardian homes draw on both Victorian and Queen Anne features, yet appeared a little less showy in comparison to some of their predecessors.

Contact us today

Whether it’s a private home or a public building, Mulberry has the skills and expertise required to restore it to its original, glorious best. When it comes to heritage restorations, no job is ever too big or too small.

We celebrate the beauty of history and the heritage of design; we are not about changing the old, but rather reviving it so that it can be enjoyed for many more years to come.

If you have a project in mind, please get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. We are more than happy to give advice and assistance wherever possible and can also produce an obligation free quote if required.