Renovation of Fine Arts Society Building

Renovation of Fine Arts Society Building, Nestled in the historic precincts of Fort Kochi, the Fine Arts Society Building stands as a testament to the architectural heritage of the region.

Restoration and Revitalization: The Fine Arts Society Building

This three-storeyed structure, with its ageing façade and dilapidated interiors, was in dire need of rejuvenation. KJASons® transitioned the residential house into a restaurant seamlessly, showcasing their versatility in adapting spaces for various purposes.

Structural Reinforcement and Expansion

The first order of business was to reinforce the building’s structural integrity. To accomplish this, KJASons® strategically installed ISMB 200 beams at 3.30-meter intervals along three sides of the building, further bracing them with ISMC 150 & 100 beams on the 1st and 2nd-floor levels.

This meticulous work commenced on February 21, 2014, and was successfully completed on April 20, 2014, a remarkable 2 1/2 months ahead of the agreed-upon completion date.

They anchored the steel columns (ISMB 200) to RCC 1:1.5 3 foundations using 12mm thick MS plates and secured them with 20mm diameter bolts and nuts, ensuring a robust foundation for the building’s rejuvenation.

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Expansion and Transformation

The building’s front underwent a dramatic transformation, expanding 2.1 meters in width and 9.6 meters in length. The meticulously expanded using 150mm and 100mm steel channels as frames, laying the foundation for the structure’s new vision.

They carefully laid the flooring with cement concrete (1:2:4), incorporating 20mm broken stone over 5cm thick Aircon panels. They applied plaster with CM 1:4, 15mm thick, and a cement flushing coat with Red oxide, ensuring durability and appeal.

Removed the RCC staircase confined the interior, converted it into office space on the 1st and 2nd floors mirroring design.

New spiral MS Staircase emerged, featuring a central column constructed with 150mm GI Pipes and framed with 50*50mm Angle Iron.

They clad the treads with 3mm thick chequered plates, finishing with black enamel paint and an anti-corrosive primer.

Roofing, Ceilings, and Utility Upgrades

The building’s roofing got a contemporary facelift with aluminium powder-coated sheets, complemented by 150mm aluminium gutters and 110mm PVC pipes.

The interior enhancements extended to the installation of Aerolite sheets on aluminium angles and tees, creating an exquisite false ceiling. To meet modern demands, new water and septic tanks were also installed.

We adhered to the highest standards in utilities, Cera water supply fittings and Hindware sanitary fittings ensuring functionality and aesthetics.

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Aesthetic Flourish

The grand finale came in the form of meticulous painting. The interiors received two coats of interior emulsion over a primer with two coats of wall putty for polished finish. They adorned the exterior walls, restoring visual appeal with two coats of exterior emulsion over a primer.


KJASons®’s meticulous work on the Fine Arts Society Building stands as a shining example of their commitment to excellence in restoration and renovation. Their unwavering dedication and expertise have breathed new life into a historical landmark while preserving its architectural heritage.

Fine Arts Society Building stands as a testament to seamless fusion, a rejuvenated masterpiece in the heart of Fort Kochi.

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They awarded us a citation for completing the building in record time to the entire satisfaction of the Fine Arts.