Brisbane Queenslander Renovations
The Queenslander home is an iconic piece of Australian history. Commonly built between 1900 and 1935, these types of houses exist from Northern New South Wales through to far north Queensland. Like many great pieces of architecture, the Queenslander house was inspired by the climate in which it was built and the materials readily available during the day.
Most Queenslander homes have hoop pine walls and floors. An available source of timber in Queensland back in those times. It was not uncommon for the double hung windows and casements to be moulded from the silky oak. If you ever have the opportunity to remove the old paint on these windows, you’ll be pleased to see the silky oak beneath. There’s a company in Brisbane that specialises specifically in removing paint with a 100% environmentally friendly solution and has little effect on the windows if they are in reasonable condition. Click here for more information.
35 Years of Queenslander Renovations in Brisbane
Whether, it was your parents, grandparents or friends, most of us have loving memories of sharing time with family or friends in or around Queenslanders. If not inside them, probably sneaking underneath them, playing in the dirt or hiding from the adults.
For others, it would have been the excitement at the sound of Dad driving under the house after a day’s work. These nostalgic sentiments, combined with the iconic look of the Queenslander is why we have Demolition Control Precincts or DCP for short. DCP’s protect Queenslander homes from being destroyed and replaced by new homes. Another protective aspect for these homes is Character Control Precincts. It does exactly that, maintain the character of a street or area. Bartlett Builders have been involved in many Brisbane Queenslander restoration projects. We are experienced in the way in which we handle client expectations and quality of workmanship.
Budget does not limit the quality in Queenslander Renovation
Quality has different meanings to different people, but when it comes to restoring a colonial classic it really only has one meaning and that’s to do as much justice in reinvigorating the property as your budget will allow. Bartlett Builders do this by matching products of yesteryear to today’s construction materials.
When obtaining quotes for a Brisbane renovation, make sure the builder is as focused as you are on maintaining the character of the home. For example, if you were looking to engage a builder for an extension where there were press metal ceilings involved to match the existing, don’t let them ignore that and talk you into something different. Press metal ceilings are an ornate part of the Queenslander design.
Bartlett Builders welcome your enquiry regarding your Queenslander. We are always excited about the promise of restoring another classic home.