I am a structural engineer and a director of Hughes Truman Pty Ltd. We are consulting engineering practice with specialisation in the restoration and adaptive re-use of heritage buildings and structures.
Mr Philip Lenarduzzi was the builder of one of our projects, ‘Bibury’ at Burradoo, in the year 2001.
The project was an extremely complicated and difficult restoration and conversion of an historically important building. It became apparent after the works commenced and wall linings were stripped that the building was in a very delicate state and in much worse structural condition than expected.
I was most impressed with the way that Phil rose to the challenge of returning the building to its former glory despite all the unexpected challenges.
He was a pleasure to work with and, apart from being a very competent builder, he displayed a great attitude and work ethic despite the difficulties in imposed upon him. He also brought forward innovative ideas to ensure the success of the project.
We wish Phil well on future projects and look forward to working with him again.
Simon A Wiltshier
FIEAust, MICE, CPEng
Structural Engineer & Director,