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2007 Awards Entries for Culture Heritage Conservation

New Zealand


Yule House, Invercargill

The timber Yule House was built in 1867 as the home of Robert Duncan Yule, a famous businessman in Invercargill. The lack of maintenance and water penetration to the sub-floor supporting the timber structure had resulted in deterioration of these areas and made the floor surface uneven throughout. The project began in 2004 to repair the structure and to add new supplementary services. Today, the building is leased by a local institute, the Trooper Memorial Corner Charitable Trust, and it retains its significance as the oldest wooden residence in the town.