We understand that a renovated Queenslander should stay true to its architectural integrity, whilst still providing its owners with all the benefits of owning a contemporary home. Through working with the existing structure, we will aim to emphasise your home’s heritage and uniqueness whilst adding all the modern finishes that you require.
Our portfolio includes a range of projects, however we take particular pride in our renovated Queenslander homes – you can view our Queenslander Renovation before and after photos as part of our Recent Projects.
Benefits of Queenslander Homes
Designed with insulation and space in mind
Queensland is known for its scorching summers, which Queenslander homes are designed to combat. Their raised construction allows cooling breezes to blow underneath the house. Doors and windows are often arranged to maximise air flow.
Wide verandas maximise shade and rain protection, and provide outdoor deck areas to relax in. Even the space underneath the house can be a handy place to store garden tools or set up a kids’ swing.
Perfect for raising a family
The shaded veranda and area under the house are great places for kids to play outdoors without sun exposure. Even traditionally indoor activities such as reading or colouring can be safely brought out into the fresh air.
The classic Queenslander consists of four to six main rooms, arranged around a central corridor. This ensures that everyone has their own space, not tripping over each other trying to get from one room to the next.
Renovating your Queenslander for increased value.
Queenslander renovations are important for retaining a good property value. Original Queenslander homes have authenticity and rustic charm, but may also have outdated fixtures. Home buyers want the feel of a traditional Queenslander, with the comforts of modern life. Renovated Queenslanders should include improved plumbing and more modern kitchens and bathrooms.
Other Queenslander home renovation ideas include asymmetrical roofs and verandahs, corner bays, and a garden gazebo to complement your barbecue area. With the right touches, your Queenslander home will stand out from the rest while retaining its iconic image.
Queenslanders built pre-1946 are protected by the Brisbane City Plan. This means that significant renovations to a pre-1946 Queenslander must be approved by the local council.
We have extensive experience in dealing with the Residential Character Code and helping meet both our clients’ needs and the councils’ requirements. If you’re looking to undertake a Queenslander renovation on a protected home, we’ll be able to help you with every step of the development, from planning to approval to the renovation itself.
House Raise and Build In Under
If you own a Queenslander and want to create more living space, one of the most efficient ways to do this is to complete a house raise, and build in underneath. You essentially convert your single storey home into a double storey one, creating enough space for bedrooms, an entertaining area and even a garage. Not all Queenslanders are able to be raised – the best way to find out if your home meets the requirements is to contact us today.
Get In Touch
Our mission is to exceed our client’s expectations as we are focused on creating long-lasting relationships. This means that we provide fair and adequate time-frames and facilitate transparency and clear communication from the moment we begin to work with you.
Get in touch today to explore your options and to find out how we can breathe life back into your Queenslander home.