Overview

The Authentic Age provides a range of services, from advice on original features of period buildings and alterations to recommending tradesmen, training on period styles and sourcing antique furniture. Following is a summary of the services; please click on the headings for more information.

Comprehensive appraisal and recommendations
A consultation and written assessment of the authenticity of a building’s current features, fittings and finishes. Includes recommended replacement and repair options and recommended suppliers/tradesmen.

Fa├žade and front areas only
A consultation and written assessment of the authenticity of the current features, fittings and finishes of a house’s exterior and front fence only; includes recommended replacement and repair options and suppliers/tradesmen.

Options for alterations / extensions
Discussion and written report on the practical options for changes sympathetic to the original, preparatory to engaging architects and tradesmen. The emphasis is on identifying outcomes that are authentic or at least sympathetic to the original, balanced with practicality and modern tastes. Includes recommended architects, specialist tradesmen, colour consultants, wallpaper suppliers, etc.

Fences, gardens and external structures
A consultation and written assessment of the authenticity of the current items, options for replacement/repair and recommended experts.

Sourcing furniture and fittings
Sourcing antique furniture and fittings appropriate to the period of the building.

Education
Conduct of sessions to enable prospective house purchasers and real estate personnel to recognise period house styles and features.