22Mar

Project Pelham

PROJECT PELHAM

The Brief

This stunning family home started out as a creamy-yellow and grey single level character home, built around the 1930s. Our client, an exceptional owner builder, transformed the tired home into a fresh and expansive residence, with a lift, build-under and extension. We were involved in all aspects of this project, joining our fellow trades to complete all painting works to the exterior and interior.

What We Did

This was a staged project that provided us with a variety of old and new areas to blend together into the home you see today. Whilst the lower level is all new, the upper level retained some original features, such as the timber bay windows, which were restored with care.

We commenced works to the exterior of the upper level before moving indoors, and finishing off on the lower level exterior. The team spent days up in the heights of the stunning raked ceilings, our favourite feature of the home. The other area we adore is the unique teak decking, which was coated for protection, but to a more natural finish and look compared to many other decks we complete. This less glossy and more raw look works beautifully with the teak, and creates the perfect segue from indoors to out.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Casper White Quarter

Exterior walls and boundary fencing
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Fascia boards, eaves, doors, windows, architraves and all interior surfaces
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Cutek CD50 Oil

Teak decking
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7Dec

Project Portland

PROJECT PORTLAND

The Brief

This lovely home belongs to regular clients of ours, whom we’ve completed a number of projects for in years gone by. This time around, they required a full exterior repaint, and hoped to resolve some ongoing difficulties they’d been having with cracking to the rendered walls.

What We Did

Our clients had two different colour schemes chosen for their home, and weren’t sure which to proceed with, so we firstly arranged for a digital overlay of each colour scheme for them to compare and use to decide. This was really effective, and we love the colours they ended up choosing!

In order for us to rectify the existing cracking and to prevent it occurring again in the future, we elected to repaint their rendered surfaces using an elastomeric product from Dulux’s Acratex range. Elastomeric coatings are designed to be extremely flexible and durable, which in turn bridges cracks and allows the coating to move with the substrate, without breaking down.

We also used our Dulux Acratex system to repaint the roof, providing a long-lasting, protective coating to their roof tiles. Lastly, we finished the look by repainting the side aluminium gates, perfectly tying everything together!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Colorbond Monument

Roof, gutters and aluminium gates
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Dulux Beige Royal Quarter

Cladded walls and eaves
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Taubmans Gibraltar Grey

Rendered walls to the front facade
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Dulux Ancient Ruin

Fascia, rendered walls to sides and rear, and the front retaining wall
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7Dec

Project Conda

PROJECT CONDA

THE BRIEF

Our clients’ family home needed to be refreshed both internally and externally,  including their roof. Whilst they knew the repaint was required, they were undecided as to whether they should retain their existing colour scheme, or transform their home completely with new colours inside and out. With the assistance of one of our Colour Consultants, they selected a whole new range of colours, and a complementary wallpaper for the interior.

WHAT WE DID

We completed this project in two stages, commencing with the interior. The team provided a full repaint to all ceilings, walls, doors and architraves, and also uplifted the existing clear-coated staircase timber handrail and balustrade by painting it, to suit the style of the rest of the home. Their chosen vinyl wallpaper was then installed to the walls adjacent to the staircase and to the dining room  to add not only a nice focal point, but one that would also withstand the little hands of grandchildren running up and down, or around the table at dinner time.

The second stage of this project was to repaint the full exterior of the home, which we began with the roof. This was taken from a traditional Manor Red to a more modern colour, Monument. From there, the team worked down to the ground, repainting everything in between and transforming the look of the home as we went. We finished off by re-spraying the garage panel-lift doors, and added a feature colour to the front entrance columns.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Colorbond Monument

Roof, gutters, fascia, front doors and garage doors
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Dulux Ghosting

Exterior walls
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Dulux Army Issue

Columns to front entrance
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Dulux Natural White

Interior walls, doors, architraves and skirting boards
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Vision Wallcoverings (Essence FD23363)

Wallpaper
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5Oct

Project Swordfish

PROJECT SWORDFISH

The Brief

Our clients have owned this canal-side home for around 10 years, and had always dreamed of renovating it to create the perfect blend of a homely and resort-style feel. They finally undertook their renovation, adding a double carport and gatehouse, rendering the existing brickwork, creating a new front courtyard with a firepit for entertaining, adding a new roof to add height and a pitched ceiling to the kitchen, installing Velux skylights, completely redoing their main bathroom, fitting new panelled doors with black hardware, and installing timber-look flooring. Given the size of the renovation, the entire home required painting, internally and externally.

What We Did

As we were almost the final trade in the home, we took particular care to really protect the areas we were working in, especially as the new flooring had already been laid. In order to protect the floors from not only paint, but also from our step-ladders and tools, we covered the floors with a combination of thick cardboard, brown paper and plenty of tape, as well as applying protective measures to all other fixtures and fittings. Aside from painting the entire exterior and interior of the home, we also repainted the laundry cabinetry to transform it from a yellowing cream to the dark shade of Domino. Lastly, we completed the look with a tropical wallpaper installation to the front entrance!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Whisper White (one eighth strength)

Ceilings
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Dulux Whisper White (quarter strength)

Walls, architraves, doors and skirting boards to the interior, and eaves to the exterior
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Dulux Domino

Laundry cabinets
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Resene Triple White Pointer

Exterior walls to the home
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Colorbond Woodland Grey

Rendered fencing
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Albany Bamboo Palm in Brown/Taupe

Wallpaper to front entrance (sourced from Natty & Polly Wallpaper)
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Teigan
firepit
front
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6May

Project Swann

PROJECT SWANN

The Brief

Originally built circa 1938, this stunning Tudor style home received a new lease on life when our clients undertook a renovation and extension project in 2018. A brand new double garage was added at the front of the home, and a large extension was adjoined to the rear of the property, perfectly blending old and new. We were requested to paint both the new additions to the home, as well as selected existing internal and external areas.

What We Did

We really enjoyed painting the new garage to tie in with the existing Tudor style timber battens, and gave the original battens to remainder of the home a refresh as we went along. The front entry and walkway were all repainted, bringing the front door, brick window sills and timber in this area from white to black to add some extra ‘pop’.

The entire rear extension was painted outside and in, along with additional internal painting works to the rooms that directly adjoin to the extension. We’ve since completed repainting works to remaining rooms inside the existing section of the home, giving it the same fresh feeling as the extended area!

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Black

Timber battens, timber posts, timber handrail, downpipes, brick window sills and front door
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Weatherboard cladding (rear extension) and all internal surfaces
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19Apr

Project Laurel

PROJECT LAUREL

THE BRIEF

This was our second time to visit and work on this beautiful queenslander home. Our clients originally sourced us for the painting of their newly renovated master suite, and now required the remainder of the home’s interior to be refreshed.

 

WHAT WE DID

As with most traditional queenslander homes, this home is filled with iconic timber fretwork, fanlights, and VJ boards. In order obtain the greatest level of coverage as well as a smooth and consistent finish, we used spray techniques to paint all fanlights, fretwork and architraves. Spraying is an ever growing part of our trade that allows us to get right into intricate areas and small nooks without leaving visible brush lines or runs. This said, there is a time and a place for spraying, and it certainly doesn’t replace the traditional aspects of our trade. All preparation and the painting of all walls and doors was completed by hand, as was the caulking of all skirting boards to the timber floor to create crisp lines, and to help prevent draughts and creepy crawlies.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Tranquil Retreat (half strength)

Walls
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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Ceilings, fanlights, fretwork, architraves, doors and skirting boards
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15Feb

Project Canungra

Bulimba State School infants building, circa 1915

PROJECT CANUNGRA

THE BRIEF

At 114 years old, this beautiful old building was in the midst of being repurposed from classrooms to commercial suites, and required an exterior restoration.

This building was originally the Bulimba State School’s infants building, consisting of three classrooms, cloak rooms at either end, and the teachers’ quarters in the middle. Amazingly, it was built back in 1915 by local (and now iconic) Brisbane builders, Hutchinson Builders, as one of their very first projects. The quality of their workmanship has since stood the test of time, with only minor modifications having been made by the school over the years.

Scheduled for demolition in recent years, our client saw an opportunity to save a piece of Brisbane’s heritage, and instead had the building transported to it’s now home in Canungra. A modern extension is nearing completion underneath, with the original building located above and restored to it’s former glory. Our client has been sure to retain the original design with regards to the gables and verandah entrances, paying homage to the building’s 114 year history.

 

WHAT WE DID

With the weatherboards looking a little shabby-chic on our arrival, we put a lot of time and effort into our preparation, to ensure a smooth finish and lasting results once we had completed painting.

There were some tight squeezes for the team to paint the gables and the weatherboards behind them, however they tackled it well and left the property looking as good as new. We are hopeful that there may be another 114 years in this property yet!

 

TESTIMONIAL

“Clayton and his team were exceptional. Professional, great communication, beautiful outcome. Very happy! Highly recommended.”

Grassroots Healthcare

OUTSTANDING results, professional team, truly exceeded expectations. THANKS SO MUCH!”

Sammy & JP

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Fascia boards, eaves, painted window frames and painted balustrades
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Resene Half House White

Painted timber posts and weatherboards
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Sikkens Filter7 Natural

Clear finished timber
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21Oct

Project Sparkes

PROJECT SPARKES

THE BRIEF

Our clients have lived in their beautiful Queenslander for over 20 years, and had always maintained it in it’s original state with dark timber architraves and timber panelling, paired with butter yellow walls. Now after a new look, we were tasked to refresh the interior of the home with a crisp and fresh white finish. After just a few weeks, the team were able to really transform the home by creating a much greater sense of space with a light and airy feel, just in time for summer!

 

TESTIMONIAL

“These guys have done the most amazing job! Nothing is too much trouble and all requests were attended to so willingly. Such a transformation! We now have so much light and it looks amazing, every detail was attended to so expertly. Such perfection! We are so so happy!!!”

Tina and Peter

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Walls, ceilings and all woodwork
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1Sep

Project Carnarvon

PROJECT CARNARVON

THE BRIEF

Our clients had recently decided to give their home some added street appeal, and had newly built a carport, hardwood fence and gatehouse. Our team prepared and painted these new features, tying them in beautifully with the existing home.

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Natural White

Fence pailings, bands on fence posts, timber battens and fascia
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Dulux Spanish White

Weatherboards to carport and gatehouse

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Resene Stonehenge

All posts

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1Sep

Project Waverley

PROJECT WAVERLEY

The Brief

We were tasked to complete all aspects of painting for this brand new home, working with the builder and other trades as the project progressed.

What We Did

We kicked this project off by working on the external of the home, and boy, did we have some colour changes! The client had a vision in mind for the home, however after seeing full walls painted and not feeling that the original colour selection was  quite right, they made a few changes on the way to land on the colours you see here today. We’re glad they did, as the contrast between the dark and light looks sensational! Our team worked with perfection to cut in the contrasting colours against each other, and it certainly paid off. Upon completion of the external the team headed inside, creating bright open spaces for a lucky family to move into and enjoy.

Images

Supplied by Big House Little House, © Chris Brumby

KEY COLOURS USED

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Dulux Monument

External walls, fascia, gutters, downpipes and fencing
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Dulux Terrace White Half

Stria wall cladding
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Dulux Builder's White

Eaves, architraves, doors and skirting boards (both internal and external)
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Dulux Builder's White Half

Internal ceilings
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Dulux White on White

Internal walls
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