Custom-Built New Homes
With a custom build we aim to be there from design to turn-key, and when we come in post design, we take our time to understand your needs and so we can deliver above your expectations.
When approached to be the builder of an architectural home our clients usually have drawings developed, however for those who don’t, we can help direct you to the designer/architect that’s best for you by helping you understand what to look for and what questions to ask. Prior to our first consultation we like to get to know who you are and also tell you about ourselves. We send you a short questionnaire to understand what you are looking for from a builder, what’s important to you about your sanctuary and why you are choosing to build.
Next is our favourite part of the journey … getting to meet you! Our first consultation is a friendly meet and greet, with discussions about your sanctuary to really cement our understanding of your needs, followed by any suggestions we may have to help with your journey.
After our consultation we offer multiple quoting services for you to choose from depending on your situation. These options include: direction/Information; finance/lending services; provisional budget reviews; and detailed tender development. Working with you to achieve a comfortable build cost and helping you to understand and clearly explain what you will be getting is a high priority for us. After we have found this figure it is time for contract signing before the all-important start of your sanctuary!
During the construction of your sanctuary it used to be the case that you would visit site a few times during the build and choose a limited selection of fixtures and fittings. NOT ANYMORE!! Our project management software Buildertrend puts you right on the job site. With daily logs of onsite process, an interactive selection page that we can customise to your style suggestions, the ability to check the jobs schedule, and even track project spending. Buildertrend also provides a great platform for you to communicate with onsite supervisors/lead hand carpenter, sub-contractors and of course your builder!! We aim to provide an experience where you can be as involved as possible, because at the end of the day this is your sanctuary and there will be no other like it.
Completion of your project is time for celebration! Our handover includes a welcome-home bundle, a half day spent with your builder meeting industry colleagues that will give you a personal tutorial on how to use their products such as: ducted air-conditioning; pool management and how to use control systems; audio and visual technology; smart home automation; ZIP water systems; garage doors; and dumbwaiters just to name a few. Finally, the handover of your keys- for most this is the last time builders are involved but once again not us. We like to make sure you are settling in comfortably and we are always there to help with future questions after moving in!
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Boree Street, Kedron
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts in helping us achieve our dream home. As you know your advice and guidance picked up on a number of serious issues with the architectural plans and the engineering. Once you took over project management everything went smoothly, safely and quickly. We only wish that we had been involved with you earlier, during the concept and design phase – it would have saved a lot of heartache! The quality of workmanship and finish was far beyond our wildest dreams. We feel like we have won an Olympic gold medal!” – Matthew, Jennifer, and Alexander Keys.
YarRadale Street, Newmarket
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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.