Creating Individual Sanctuaries, by blending Old World Values with New World Innovation
At RJM Builders, we believe strongly in the old adage of TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More, so we focus on helping you in every way we can, to make your role with RJM Builders successful and profitable. We are passionate about building quality homes, whether your dream is luxurious opulence, an inner city retreat or an additional space for your family to suit your budget, we can transform your lifestyle in a home you may never have imagined. It all starts with a unique and individual design for your site. We want to know your ideas and your dreams, and these will be woven into a design that you can afford and will call your own for many years to come.
- Rising Star Award.
- 2015 Regional Winner.
- Housing and Construction Awards.
- Master Builders, Queensland.
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what clients said
The first time I met Ryan from RJM builders was when he was renovating a house in my street. I was living at Paddington at the time and watched this old Queenslander transform into something absolutely exquisite.
I casually enquired regarding my property which had nothing going for it other than its location. After fighting to get my front door to open and observing the tiles falling off in the bathroom, Ryan suggested we look at changing the floor plan, and I had always wanted to build in downstairs. Within a week he presented a lay out of a house I had never even thought of, letting the home flow and allowing enough natural light in all areas . Without going into too much detail I wanted to achieve as much as I could on a small lot, not wasting any land. Ryan walked me through all the council requirements and managed to get everything approved. The property went from a two bedroom with study and single bathroom, into a 6 bedroom, five bathroom, two living areas, two huge decks, pool and landscaped gardens. Winning master builders award and giving me above and beyond what I ever imagined. The property was designed to earn an income and be a residence which it easily achieved, along with exceeding bank valuation.
A year or so later I came across an old boarding house with an unusual DA approval for an additional 15 rooms. It was an ambitious renovation but my cheeky offer was accepted. The property had 15 tenants and our challenge was to renovate and extend the building keeping the tenants so I had an income stream. A book could be written on this renovation, access restrictions, difficult neighbours, body corps, fire regulations and continual red tape with council. The written word cannot describe the stress and challenges we faced but Ryan was there till the end, always a cool head, positive and never giving up. Today it is a beautiful 29 room guest house in the heart of New Farm with close to 100% occupancy. The neighbours now love what we have created along with council and community as a whole. It is my single greatest achievement, I still walk through the property and get emotional because I remember how bad it was and the challenges we faced. Without Ryan’s help on this project I know I would have struggled to realise my dream and will never forget his perseverance and determination to make it become reality.
Lastly I own Bedshed Aspley which is a bedding retail store for 13 years which was tired and needed a re-fit. Bedshed have their own builders but I wanted to use Ryan for his attention to detail and expertise. After our history this re-fit was a walk in the park, we traded through the entire process and the store looks absolutely stunning. Our head office were impressed and it reflected in our sales. Being in business myself I have always found Ryan very approachable, honest and proud of what he does. He has proven his integrity, passion and drive over the years and it’s refreshing to see that enthusiasm, moreover his influence has contributed to my success today.
It is with pleasure that I provide this reference and recommendation about RJM Builders regarding the work that they have done at the City Tabernacle Baptist Church, 163 Wickham Tce, Brisbane.
In late November 2014 the church suffered substantial damage in a major storm and subsequent major rain events caused further damage to other areas of the building. The building is significant heritage building built, in 1890, so the restoration work required a building contractor who could appreciate that fact and bring all of the necessary skill to the project and select and manage the necessary trades to ensure the quality of the workmanship and deliver a complex project in a building that had to remain open during the restoration works.The work included replacement of the roof, major repairs to plaster ceilings, repairs to leadlights including the plaster mouldings, the painting of the auditorium which required the placement of major scaffold and various other repairs for timber floors and the like. Their work has extended to three other properties including a house that in effect has been extensively renovated. The overall cost of the projects is in the order of $1,000,000.00.
RJM Builders have been excellent to work with during the whole project. Their management skills in planning and executing the projects have been excellent. Various parts of the project, like painting the interior of the auditorium, required a detailed programme and this was met. They spent considerable time in finding the right trades to handle the various heritage tasks that the work demanded and then set about working with these specialists to achieve an excellent outcome. I would have no hesitation in considering RJM Builders for any project of a similar nature. Should you wish to talk to me please do not hesitate to call.
During the design concept consultation you will see how your ideas turn to reality with 3D images that leave nothing to the imagination. Your home will harmoniously blend into your block with:
- Inside living areas flowing into outside spaces
- Open planning enhancing your family life
- Living spaces filled with winter sun and natural light
- Cross ventilation to capture the cooling summer breezes
- Separate living and quiet zones
- Ergonomic and efficient kitchen, bathroom and ensuite layouts
- 6 star energy efficient designs.