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Country Escape Makeover

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Once a barn and used as a B&B, this beautiful old country home needed a modern makeover and an upgraded guest area. Always a challenge renovating very old buildings, we worked hard to keep the essence of the original house intact while bringing its livable areas into the 21st century.

Silver Award 2012
Silver Award 2012
Silver Awards are awarded to builders whose entries achieve 82.5% of the points available and are judged to be at least 65% above industry...


“We embarked on what we thought was going to be a relatively small renovation project taking approximately three months. From the first day we knew it wasn’t going to be as simple as we thought! An 80 year old house that seemed to be held together with just a few nails and a lot of luck threw up endless problems. However, the team from Shaw Builders headed by the very capable Lance, took it all in their stride and although the word ‘shocking’ was used frequently, nothing seemed to faze this hardworking, pleasant crew of men.

Six months later, we moved into a beautiful house, which exceeded all our expectations. All the building work was of exceptional quality and the finish was absolutely perfect, from the satin smooth window sills and door frames to the now upright walls and ceiling. The renewed weatherboard with beautifully scribed joints complete the quality project. Shaw Builder’s attention to detail was second to none and they, like ourselves, should feel justifiably proud of a job very well done. Indeed this project has enthused my husband so much that he has enrolled in a two year Architectural Design course!”

Robert and Bryony Cross