Private home in Morella Road, Whale Beach

Client: Anna Vaughn Architects

Project: Internal & External Refurbishment, 34 Morella Road, Whale Beach

Murphy’s was engaged by Anna Vaughn Architects to carry out an $840,000 refurbishment to this home in Whale Beach.

The scope of works included internal and external refurbishments to the home and involved the removal of hazardous materials when our team discovered asbestos in the building.

The internal works included:

  • new joinery and painting works
  • new electrical works including for a new security system
  • minor hydraulic and mechanical works
  • new carpets
  • two new bathrooms, and
  • a new kitchen.

The external scope of works included:

  • new timber balconies
  • construction of a decorative sandstone wall
  • stainless steel balustrades
  • a new timber garage door, and
  • some landscaping works.

The project was completed successfully, one month ahead of schedule and the quality of the work and the project management exceeded the architect and the home owner’s expectations.


The width of Morella Road placed constraints on our team. The property was also on a sloping block and has close neighbours.

Murphy’s managed these constraints through a Project Specific Management Plan which was successfully overseen by our site and project manager.

Murphy’s Group engaged our regular trade qualified contractors and suppliers to complete the works. Because of this, we were able to offer the client cost savings in various aspects of the works.

Hazardous materials

As the project progressed, Murphy’s discovered some cladding and backing boards contained asbestos.

We were able to remove and dispose of the asbestos containing materials safely as Murphy’s holds an AS1 & AS2 licence. This means we understand the legislative requirements for dealing with asbestos and asbestos containing materials.

In this way, we were able to offer cost savings to the client – as there was no need to outsource the asbestos removal.

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Redfern NSW 2016

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Redfern NSW 2016

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