Bulimba State School infants building, circa 1915



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.


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!


“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


Finalist | Master Painters Association of QLD’s 2020 Award for Excellence for a heritage and/or restoration project



Dulux Lexicon Quarter

Fascia boards, eaves, painted window frames and painted balustrades

Resene Half House White

Painted timber posts and weatherboards

Sikkens Filter7 Natural

Clear finished timber