In April 2009 construction began on the restoration and remodel of The Old Oak. The first and major responsibility was the re-piling. The building was tilting, as you can see in the first photograph. Smart engineering of the process was essential so as to avoid any damage to the building. Wayne Brown and his builders from Waahi Paraone guided the work through four weeks of particularly cold weather. Once level, the work began on the interior where all new units in the back section of the building were constructed and in the front section, rooms were remodelled. We added new plumbing, electrical, and insulation throughout. By September, we were ready for painting and in late November the construction was complete. It was a monumental project! We hope our efforts have ensured the preservation of this beautiful building for another 100 years.