The Three Birds Renovations team chose roof tiles from Monier Roofing to replace the existing concrete roofing at one of their home renovation projects.
Engaged by the owners to undertake a complete renovation of the house, the team chose Monier’s Horizon roof tiles to achieve the Hamptons look they had in mind for the old home.
The Three Birds Renovations team consists of Bonnie Hindmarsh, Lana Taylor and Erin Cayless, who have been renovating, building and restyling homes all across Sydney (and even the far North Coast) for more than five years, turning ugly homes into beautiful properties for their clients.
Their latest project – a property in the suburbs – is home to a lovely family of five, and a “typical Aussie plain Jane, double-storey, brick build”, as described by Lana. Though the house was situated on a great sized block, it lacked street appeal, she added.
The house needed a lot of work, both inside and out. However, the team decided to tackle the outside first – especially the roof, which featured ageing concrete tiles in a dirty grey-brown shade. Bonnie saw a lot of potential in the house that was lacking in character but wouldn’t need much to bring a Hamptons-style aesthetic to the building.
“I think it could be a quirky colourful version of a Hamptons home,” she said. “It already had some beautiful elements and some character to it that I could see. Adding a tiny bit of detailing is all it needed.”
Bonnie explained that replacing the roof would make a huge difference to the exterior of the house, along with some added stylish touches, such as a picket fence, stepping stones to the front door and an arbor entrance on the street.
Lana agreed that the roof was key to the street appeal of the home since the pitch exposed a lot of the roof to the street.
Choosing the right colour palette for the facade and the roof tile was important, with the team looking at samples from Monier as well as a variety of paint colours from Dulux.
Bonnie loved Monier’s Horizon tile because it was in line with the Hamptons aesthetic. “It’s got kind of a rough edge and flat look, so it really gives you that slate look that you are after with a Hamptons-style home,” she explained.
After considering multiple samples, the design team decided on Dulux Grey Pail for the exterior, with trims in Dulux White on White, plus Monier’s lightest shade, Salt Spray (a favourite of the Three Birds) for the Horizon tiles.
“It was so blah, but now it is fresh, and crisp and bright. The house looks twice the size than it did,” Bonnie added.