Traditional & Modern Heritage Painters
Experienced heritage painters and decorators Lancaster Painters Australia are pleased to offer a superior quality professional residential and commercial heritage painting and decorating service. We are heritage listed in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Lancaster Painters Australia are members of the National Trust of Australia and offer heritage consultation services with a high level customer service. Our vast range of interior and exterior heritage colour schemes and designs include heritage decorative finishes for every period.
Heritage Conservation & Restoration
Lancaster Painters Australia are passionate about the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of heritage buildings in including houses and Churches. We offer lead testing and safe lead paint removal services 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. These are:
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
Following the Burra Charter, heritage painters Lancaster Painters Australia 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, Lancaster Painters Australia have successfully reproduced paint finishes, artwork and designs and accurately reproduced the style, character and look of the original period look. See our traditional heritage finishes.
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.