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The saying “like father like son” holds true with the Fernihough name. From TG Fernihough & Sons to Fernihough Homes and Alf Fernihough Builders, Established in 1945 our family owned business continues to deliver outstanding results for our customers!
Our next generation family members - Ross, Tammy, Jacinta and Hoby all work in running the daily operations and are always available to discuss your needs.

Hi Tammy,We were very pleased with all the work and especially the fact that you could do it so quickly for us.
The gent doing the work was extremely efficient, very pleasant and cleaned up extremely well. Thank you!
Just out of interest are you related to Fernihough builders? I think it was Alf Fernihough who built our first home in the early eighties!
Once again many thanks Kind regards SC Mount Claremont


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In 1995 Fernihough Builders were engaged by The Shire of Ashburton to repair some of the worst damaged walls to the old Gaol (Old Onslow Jail) The most prominent ruins in the old Onslow town site are the stone remains of the Gaol (Old Onslow Jail), the Courthouse, the Police Station and Police Quarters.
A concrete roof that appears to be set into the ground is the roof of an underground water tank once used by the Police.None of the buildings remain intact and have suffered badly from vandalism and exposure to harsh climatic conditions.
The stone walls were constructed from local stone blocks with concrete quoins and tuck-pointing.
None of the large doors or substantial windows remains.
Few trees have survived in the vicinity of the ruins, which are surrounded by scrub. In 1995 Fernihough Builders were engaged by The Shire of Ashburton to repair some of the worst damaged walls to the old Gaol, to stabilise them from further damage until such time as a full restoration can be undertaken. The work was carried out using existing rocks and sands found locally

Tranby House

Restored by Fernihough and sons in 1976 an absolutely beautiful property.
Brick and Mortar Restoration Family Tradition Since 1945

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This site is representative of the early settlement of the Maylands Peninsula and is one of the oldest surviving residences in the Perth Metropolitan Region. It is significant for its associations with the Hardey family, who were influential to the development of the Maylands Peninsula. This site is highly valued by the local and broader community and contributes greatly to the understanding of the cultural history of Perth.
Physical Description
A group of single storey farm buildings comprising an Old Colonial Georgian farm house style, store and cellar building in a fine landscape setting of mature trees and cottage garden. Tranby House is a single storey farmhouse with a long, low gable running eastwest with a break-pitch verandah all around. It is built in the Old Colonial Georgian style. The verandah is partly open on the south, forms a porch on the east, is closed in along the north and on the west meets a skillion roof from the separate lock of the dry store and cellar building. This block has its own hipped roof and lean-to verandahs. The composition is punctuated by unusual arch-hood chimneys. The house is built of brick walls which are plastered inside and features original hand cut rafters and flooring. It has a simple plan form, with principal rooms accessed off the verandah. Sleeping accommodation is provided in the attics approached by internal staircases. The main roof structure is of timber rafters, purlins and collar-ties, some of which have been re-engineered. Although there are some rafters and purlins that are probably of an early date, it is not clear if they are original or in the original position. The main walls of the house are locally produced orange clay bricks, set in lime mortar, rendered and painted. On the south, the walls have been rendered and ruled. On the east, the walls of the porch are bagged and painted. Restoration works occurred on the house throughout the 70s and 80s, and the feed store and stable were demolished, as they were not considered significant and were in poor condition.
Tranby House is one of the earliest surviving residences in the inner metropolitan area and is closely associated with the earliest phases of rural development along the Swan River. The place has a close association with the Hardey family, farming pioneers who were influential in the religious, business and political life of the Swan River colony, Joseph Hardey in particular. Tranby House is named after the ship that brought these settlers to Western Australia. The first Methodists came to Western Australia in February 1830, aboard the ship Tranby, to found a small religious community in the newly established Swan River Colony. Led by brothers John and Joseph Hardey, the group included a surgeon, preacher, bricklayers, blacksmith, shoemaker, surveyor, hatter, midshipman and several farmers. They were granted, upon arrival, land on a peninsula four miles upstream from Perth, where the present Perth suburb of Maylands is situated. The group were amongst the first European residents of the area and the buildings they constructed some of the first in the colony. Tranby House was established as the residence of Joseph Hardey and his family. There is some doubt as to the actual date of Tranby House, but it appears to have been the third house built by the Hardeys on the site. Initially, the Hardeys established a property and built a wattle and daub house with a thatched roof in 1830. Floods in the area of the house forced them to rebuild and in 1836, the family moved to York for two years where they established another farm. In 1838, Joseph Hardey recorded in his diary that he had purchased bricks and wood for a new house and by June 1839 had recorded that the roof was being finished. It seems likely that this is the current house and, if so, would be one of the oldest brick houses in the State. Tranby House is a rare example of a colonial farm house and the setting of the place is enhanced by the retention of public open space nearby. The trees that survive from the early landscape (oaks, olives, mulberries) also contribute to the understanding of that period of development. Tranby House is the oldest extant residence in the district and is highly valued by the general community as a place of historic and social significance. It contributes to the community's sense of place by providing a link with the colonial development of the area.

Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth in Yalgoo

A before and after photo of Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth in Yalgoo.
Fernihough Family Business in 1980 restored this beautiful Building back to its original condition.
35 years after restoration and it is still a credit to the workmanship carried out by our Trades.

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Salvation Army original Divisional Headquarters/ Congress Hall Pier St Restoration

Brick and Mortar Restoration are very excited to be awarded the contract for works at The Salvation Army original Divisional Headquarters/ Congress Hall in Pier St Perth.
Our Family have worked on this beautiful Building in the past TG Fernihough & Sons, Fernihough Builders, Alf Fernihough & Son, so it is especially dear to us to be restoring it now.
This Building is Heritage 1891 and is a fine example of federation free style.
Brick and Mortar Restoration have completed a Drone Survey of the Building.

Firstly we will be completing paint removal as well as Graffiti Removal.
We will be completing crack repairs using Thorhelical Remedial Solutions The Ultimate in Masonry Repair and Reinforcement.
Brick and Mortar Restoration will be carrying out repairs to render bands and corbelling, including backs of gables.
We will be completing Mortar Pointing and Tuckpointing.
The Scope of Works is quite detailed so we will be here restoring this beautiful building for approx. 3 months. Looking forward to seeing this beautiful building restored.

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The Tradesman works with his hands – his product is well made and practical. The artist works with his mind, he sees more a concept – a thing of beauty.
Combine these two attributes and you have a craftsman – that rear combination of practical skill and loving care, where pride in one’s product is the paramount consideration……

In this age of mass- production, of targets and budgets, turnover assumes importance; price and gimmicks are the influencing factors. Quality is secondary. The affluent mass market wants only to possess. But not so all. There are those who, in their personal endeavours, set themselves a higher standard. These men take pride in their work and demand of themselves perfection. Their product is their best- they will not produce otherwise. And these men in turn look for the same high standard in others, and their possessions reflect, not just price, but obvious good taste and quality of product.

Alf Fernihough Building Contractor THE BUILDER WHO CARES

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Brick and Mortar Restoration was awarded the Contract and commenced work today on a block of units in Subiaco.

 Interesting enough this particular block of units was built in the 60s by TG Fernihough & Sons our Grandfather and Fathers Business.

 We now have been awarded the Contract to update and repair some works on the property.

 We are very proud to be a family tradition since 1945.


We offer a free inspection and quotation service. You can expect the following from the team at Brick and Mortar Restoration - friendly advice from professional tradesman, accurate and concise quotations, no pushy salesmen, fast and efficient work, site left clean and tidy on completion.


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