2012, Sankey Residence, South Perth

Architect: Wayne Sankey

Like most renovations, this project has been a challenge. There was restricted access to the site, it was not only required to change the dimensions of the swimming pool, but also to build a platform over the pool so that work could commence out the back.

Work was in liaison with the owner and architect throughout all stages of design and construction.

Swimming Pool

Prior to commencing, the pool had to be shortened in length to make way for the kitchen extensions and widened to make up for the reduced length.


For access, we only had a head clearance on the garage of two metres. Read More...

Since all the work was at the rear of the house, we had to erect a solid timber cover over the pool for machinery access to dig footings and raise all the steel work involved in the shade canopies. The crane used to lift the steel was a spider crane only 900mm wide and under 2m high to enter through the garage fully loaded with the lift could not weigh over 4 ton to work over the pool cover which consisted of steel scaffold and jacks to support the sleeper bridgework and planks to drive over.


Double brick and render were generally used, with a paint finish to match the existing home. Read More...

Quartz stone and slate were used for the reflection pool area, with the cedar hot tub deck in merbou and day bed over the reflection pool and slatted feature awnings in batu.

Shade canopies using a steel structure with all linings flushed versalux with expressed joints for feature appearance.

Internal extensions included extending a bedroom laundry, powder room and renovating a second bathroom with a completely new kitchen suite with altered ceilings to create floating bulkheads and again in the suspended ceiling finish with shadowline cornices.

Existing tiling had to be removed throughout the home and replaced with Dura blue. 600 x 600 stone tiles which were laid throughout and continued outside to the entertainment area and pool edge to create the outdoor living space separated by full width stocking doors to create a feeling of open space in the dining area.

The kitchen suite consists of veneer doors with stone bench tops huge appliance cupboard with remote controlled roller door, pull out drawers everywhere, large pantry cupboard, and two ovens with beautiful book leaf tiles to ceiling feature splash areas.

A feature stone bbq bench with stainless steel cupboards, bar fridge with glad doors and stainless steel bbq to boot. The transformation has certainly given this residence the wow factor.

Special lighting to the outside area adds to the spectacle of the pool along with surround sound stereo.