Hawthorn is a suburb resting on a gently sloping site 6 kilometers to the east of Melbourne’s CBD. It is home to upper middle class families and executives living in grand Victorian houses built in subdivisions with tree-lined streets, such as the Grace Park Estate.
Locals have a number of shopping strips to explore including one on the corner of Power Street and Burwood Road, in Church Street and in Auburn Road. But the major go-to place is on Glenferrie Road. Local shoppers can get almost everything they need here from groceries, clothes, books and furnishings. There is also a good selection of cafes, restaurants and nightclubs that service diners of diverse ethnic groups.
Hawthorn has several parks and gardens, churches of different denominations, private schools and university Swinburne. Some of the significant properties here are Governor Hotham Hotel on Burwood Road built in 1855, the Grace Park House in Chrystobel Crescent built in 1858 and Hawthorn Arts Center, which was refurbished and reopened in 2013.
Though the cost of Victorian homes and apartment unit rentals in this suburb is quite pricey, many executives, professionals, families and students still choose to flock to this suburb. Looking for the perfect house, nevertheless, can be a challenge. It requires careful inspection of all parts of the home, not to mention the roofing.
Would you know if there’s a need to replace broken Terracotta tiles? Can you tell if the roof is damaged when it’s not raining and there’s no water leaking? You may not be able to notice these problems, but if you ask a roofing specialist to check, he can tell you what needs roof repairs before it becomes worse.
You can also get his expert opinion on needed colorbond restoration services, i.e. roof cleaning, repainting, de-mossing, re-pointing, etc. He knows best which procedure is appropriate for your home’s type of roofing. Ask for a quote on all these services and see if you can bargain a lower selling price from the real estate agent.