Metal roof replacement for the historic Victoria Hotel at Hinton
One of our passions at Harkin Roof Restoration is to work on historic and heritage roofs.
We recently had the pleasure of working on the beautiful Victoria Hotel in Hinton in the Hunter Valley.
IMAGE Victoria Hotel & Geoff Boyle
The township of Hinton was first settled by Robert Coram Dillin in 1821 when he received a grant of 600 acres of land soon after arriving in Australia on the ship “Jesse”. At the time it wasn’t a township of course but with the help of an overseer and convict labour, he cleared the land for cultivation and cattle.
A post office was established on request in 1835. The Surveyor General suggested the name “Hinton”, prior to this the area was known as “The Second Arm of Hunters River”. By 1840, Dillin decided to subdivide his estate to create a “Private” town. Robert Dillin died in October 1841and was buried at Morpeth cemetery.
The Victoria Hotel was established in 1840 and has a long proud history in Hinton. It’s open 7 days a week to this day for drinks, bistro and functions.
Ok now that you’ve had your history lesson for the day here is what we worked on!
The old girl certainly needed some TLC as you can see in the images below! The ridge capping, many of the roofing sheets and gutters were severely rusted and damaged and in need of replacement.
We installed new insulation throughout and re-sheeted the entire roof in Colorbond metal roof sheets along with new guttering.
It was great giving this main stay of Hinton a new lease of life! Colorbond roofing is made and backed by BlueScope steel, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. BlueScope offers a variety of warranties that should see this historic pub’s roof see out out another 50 years plus!