Wynnum Convent, Brisbane:
Repaint And Restoration Of Wynnum Convent - Heritage Building
Mount Carmel Convent, also known as Wynnum Convent, is a Heritage-listed former Roman Catholic Convent at 199 Bay Terrace, Wynnum, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Hall & Dods and built in 1915 by William Richard Juster. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 27 August 1999.
Mount Carmel Convent, a two-storeyed brick building with a corrugated iron roof, is located in a prominent position in Bay Terrace, Wynnum. It is surrounded by minimal gardens and lawned areas which are enclosed by a recent metal fence incorporating an earlier wrought iron gate.
The building itself is asymmetrical in plan and is constructed of glazed face brick laid in English bond. The building comprises a main wing running parallel to Bay Terrace, with a transverse wing at the south-eastern end. Verandas encircle the entire building on both levels, with a combination of cast iron and timber balustrading and ripple iron sheeted ceilings. Windows are double-hung with clear glass, apart from those in the chapel which feature lead lighting. French doors provide access to the verandas from most rooms. A single-storeyed building containing the kitchen and laundry is located at the rear of the main building, attached to it by breezeways which have been enclosed with aluminium framed windows.
Before & After
The repainting of the Convent has been a big project that has been completed in different stages. This part of the project included external repaint of gutters, timber posts, rails lattice and facia.
- Cleaning down of building prior to painting
- Total Removal of lead based paint using Smart Strip Chemical Stripping system to remove paint
- Painting of Colourbond gutters
- Painting of all previously painted exterior surfaces external of deck areas.
- Pressure washing of wrought iron rails, spot priming of rusting areas, fully top coating of rails.