Professional Adelaide Heritage Painting
Lancaster Painters Australia provide a professional Adelaide heritage painting and decorating service for homes and businesses. We have years of experience in high quality traditional and modern heritage residential and commercial painting and decorating work. We are members of the National Trust of Australia and listed for heritage. Our range of interior and exterior heritage colour schemes and designs include decorative finishes for every period. Along with many private heritage houses, our profile boasts the Museum of Economic Botany, “The Lodge” at Stirling, Auchendarroch House, the Adelaide Town Hall and so much more. Featured above: Heritage painting, decorating and conservation work performed in the Mortlock Wing of the State Library and in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Semaphore.
Heritage Conservation & Restoration
Featured above: Heritage conservation-restoration work performed in the Adelaide Town Hall. Lancaster Painters Australia are passionate about the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of Adelaide heritage buildings including houses and Churches. Using the latest National WHS (Work Health & Safety) policies, we implement strategies to ensure the safety and welfare all people involved including tradespeople, the customer, their workers and the property. Being committed to environmental care and public health, we provide a safe lead testing and removal service for all heritage buildings.
Conservation-restoration, also referred to as conservation, is a profession devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage for the future. Conservation activities include examination, documentation, treatment and preventative care.
The aim of Heritage Conservation is to ensure that the cultural significance of heritage places is retained for future generations to enjoy, but how do we achieve this? In 1979, Australia adopted a charter outlining the general principles and philosophy behind heritage conservation – The Burra Charter. This now forms the backbone of the management of historic places across Australia and indeed many other countries.
Lancaster Painters Australia conform to the Burra Charter. The Burra Charter identifies three levels of repair for heritage structures as:
Preservation – Maintaining a structure in its existing state and preventing further deterioration.
Restoration – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the repair of existing fabric without the introduction of new materials.
Reconstruction – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the introduction of new material into any remaining fabric.
Traditional Heritage Painting
Lancaster Painters Australia follow the Burra Charter. We provide historical and traditional heritage painting methods that are reproduced using the same paint methods and materials employed after which painting methods began to dominate the industry. Our work is based on exhaustive and continuous research into methods, materials, techniques and styles. Each job is individually hand painted by skilled artisans without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency. Working from original paint scrapings, using techniques such as spectroscopy, micro analysis or mechanical methods, and by understanding documentary evidence, we have reproduced paint finishes, artwork and designs and accurately reproduced the style, character and look of the original period look. About traditional heritage finishes.
Heritage Art Conservation
Lancaster Painters Australia are committed to the conservation-restoration of heritage art for future generations to enjoy. We have the skills and expertise to sensitively clean art and to recreate artwork or decorative design even if the original is in poor condition, using techniques such as spectroscopy and micro analysis or mechanical methods.
Church of the Sacred Heart
“Recently Lancaster Painters Australia repainted Sacred Heart Church in Semaphore, South Australia. They were among a list of painters recommended to us by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council as suitable for the type of heritage restoration we were seeking in a painting firm. We eventually engaged Gary Lancaster and his team as we felt they had the best understanding of what we were seeking, and because we found Gary an easy person to work with. We valued his willingness to cooperate and consult. We were also advised that he had the expertise to restore some wording that was special to many of the congregation, but had been painted out in a previous painting. We were very pleased with our choice. Gary and his team did an excellent job, and were committed to doing their very best…” Read more.