This brand new bungalow home in Glenelg is situated in a historical conservation zone on Wyatt Street. In order to maintain this heritage precinct, the council impose stringent requirements on any sort of building work.
This made it both a challenging and rewarding project to work.
A brief history of California Bungalows in Adelaide
During the 1920’s, the Californian Bungalow came to Adelaide, initially to newer suburbs like Colonel Light Gardens and Toorak Gardens. It was the first time that American architectural influences began to have their impact, before this our architecture was largely shaped by British design.
Originally the bungalow was created as a cheaper form of permanent housing with designs that suited warmer climates like Australia. They started as timber homes, but the red and purple brick bungalows that we are familiar with here in Adelaide, soon followed as variations. These bungalows now form a significant part of our heritage history in South Australia.
A custom made sandstone concrete pillar fence to suit the Bungalow era
The fence that we designed for this brand new bungalow home with a wide street frontage, was custom made to match the era and style of the home. The architects provided us with the specifications which were approved by the appointed heritage advisor, and we set about creating precast sandstone angled pillars that were 1.3 metres high, with wide bases measuring 520 x 520 square metres.
The pillars were painted to match the home. We use a combination of sandstone and concrete to manufacture the pillars, so they can also be left to age naturally and take on the elements of their surrounds.
The result was a precast sandstone pillar fence that has an imposing street presence.
We were proud to be involved in this custom project and you will see the construction pictures as the project progressed. There were many hoops to jump through with heritage advisors and concerned councils, not to mention neighbours who wanted to make sure the street maintained its heritage appeal.
Renovating your Bungalow? Call CastStone today for Precast Concrete Pillar fence ideas!
We have been manufacturing concrete pillar columns for heritage bungalows and homes for more than 30 years. The main work is in the pre-planning, meeting the needs of council standards and fussy neighbours. Call us on 8244 4888 or email us to find out more about our fence design for bungalow homes.