entire area, resulting in a heavy, dull, unsympathetic and unwelcoming feel - the exact opposite of what Federation architecture represents. So the
brick pavers had to go. After a visit to the showroom the client was still unsure whether the house's street presence could be rehabilitated, but a site
inspection by our fixing manager convinced her that we could realise her vision. With his assistance, and reassurance that her instincts were sound,
the client opted for a tessellated pattern that was full of life, optimism & strength - the Custom Paddington Continuous with a Norwood border, in black, white,
grey & jaune (yellow) - which was suggested by the existence of original amber coloured glass panels in a screen on the verandah. Steptreads and
bullnosed edging were executed using Carrara marble, not slate, which was the preferred stone for Federation homes. We also created a small, but
visually important garden bed, which adds life, quite literally, and vitality to the house's street presence. On seeing the completed work, all the client's
reservations were instantly dispelled; she was thrilled with the result and said it was worth every cent."