We were provided the unique opportunity to construct the Hunter Valley Orthodontics new dental surgery within a heritage home in Hamilton South.

Hunter Valley Orthodontics approached us with the exciting challenge of constructing their new office fitout inside a heritage home, with the inclusion of an orthodontic surgery, consult rooms and new carpark. Creating an office space inside a home is a challenge in itself, but also adhering to the strict construction rules pertaining to heritage homes was a next level consideration. But, one we were more than happy to take on.

With a reasonably tight deadline and reasonable budget, we were able to work with Hunter Valley Orthodontics to help construct a surgery that had the perfect balance of a welcoming atmosphere, while still creating a space that retained the reputation of being a trusted, safe and quality orthodontic practice. Our client provides their orthodontic service to adults, teens and small children, so we were also conscious to make sure their surgery was conducive to the comfort and safety of a wide range of age groups.

We took the challenge of turning a heritage home into a medical surgery, respecting both aspects as we went, to achieve an office fitout that aligned with the Hunter Valley Orthodontics’ approach to work and their patients. The result was a successful hybrid of home and business that our client continues to be pleased with.

Protecting the heritage

Being a heritage home, we faced a few challenges with the design and build to ensure the original façade remained intact while also providing a high quality and modern medical office fitout. However, working closely with the client and the heritage restrictions, we were able to create a clear and organised process of communication and construction that resulted in a quality outcome.

It was a unique and exciting opportunity to work within these parameters. It forced us to push ourselves creatively and be solutions-minded to keep all parties happy with the result.

Time to factor quality

We were supplied with a tight deadline that went over the busy Christmas period to ensure the client would be trading from their new surgery early the following year. We were able to deliver this project on time and on budget, allowing their business to remain on track without disruption (with some of their patient appointments being placed months in advance).