Chalet renovation takes shape

FACELIFT: Work on the Mt Buffalo Chalet is continuing with the weatherboards and windows on the northern facing wall, right, having been removed and about to be replaced. PHOTO: David Jacobsen

CONTRACTORS have been battling torrential rain and snow as they undertake major maintenance and renovation work on Mt Buffalo Chalet.

In addition to fixing and replacing the weatherboard facade as part of a $2.8 million essential maintenance program, Parks Victoria has also been recladding the external walls of the billiard room, fixing leaking rooves and upgrading fire and security systems.

Project manager Cameron Sanderson said the focus over recent weeks has been on assessing the north side of the chalet now that the weatherboards have been removed.

“The building surveyor and engineer were on site last week to determine the extent of structural repairs required to the northern side of the chalet as well as the footings,” he said.

“The windows removed from the northern side have been repaired by Superior Joinery, a specialist timber joinery company in Wangaratta, and will be refitted when the weatherboards are replaced.”

Mr Sanderson said the weatherboards on the eastern side, or front facade of the chalet will be removed over the coming month and windows will also be removed for restoration.

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