Growing families, house flippers
Renovations require a detailed eye at all stages of the journey from planning through to day-to-day on-site construction, and we pride ourselves on the ability to seamlessly blend the existing home with your newly built or refurbished home to create your sanctuary.
Those who have renovated houses in the past to ‘’sell-on’’ are more than aware of the Certifications, Approvals and fees associated with construction, however a lot of families looking to grow their sanctuary are
not. We like to sit down and explain these items to ensure a full understanding of what’s involved from start to finish of the construction journey. We are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss any questions you may have about the entire project.
For those who don’t have drafted plans we offer a service that helps find a designer/architect that best suits your needs and can help achieve your dreams and goals. With this service we will be alongside your designer to ensure all details have multiple experienced eyes across the design to ensure the finish you expect is met and more, also allowing us to track budget and ensure no surprises arise. Once your plans have been developed, we can begin providing budget estimates and/ or develop detailed tenders for a contract sum.
Time to build!!! That’s right its finally happening, after all formalities of contracts, planning and design have been finalised its time for the part you have been waiting for, and after what seems like a long journey to get to this point, we want to offer you the most out of the rest of the experience.
If you’re a growing family or flipping houses our project management software Buildertrend, gives you the ability to check in as often as you want on the projects progress. You can view daily logs with progress reports and accompanying photos, track important schedule items for job progression, keep track of budgeting and financial spending, and have a range of customisable selection items suited to your design. Buildertrend also offers a great platform for communication between clients, onsite crew, sub-contractors, supervisors and of course your builder.
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 examples. Finally, we handover your keys to your newly designed home, but WE don’t say goodbye here, instead we offer a maintenance service that provides you with general trade services for years after your build which means that any future work you need you won’t have to go through the searching process of a trade because you will already know some familiar faces.
Blending old world values with new world innovation
“When we purchased a home that required a complete update and added architectural interest, we approached RJM Builders. Ryan was knowledgeable, clearly experienced and enthusiastic. We were impressed from the beginning at his immediate connection to our vision. Our quoting stage was uncomplicated and delivered promptly, and communication always open, easy and honest. As always there are challenges during renovations; in every case RJM Builders provided effective solutions. Ryan’s professionalism and good management were a constant throughout the works. His construction team and subcontractors were excellent tradesmen – reliable, always displaying pride in their work and a keen interest in the project outcome. As a designer I have very high expectations, and RJM Builders were able to deliver to our satisfaction, completing within schedule, with a high quality of finish.” – Anthony and Bronwyn Pitt
Rockbourne Terrace Paddington
“I have engaged RJM Builders on several home renovation jobs, ranging from $20,000 to over $600,000. I have found Ryan’s approach to be very consultative and thorough, always ready to listen to our ideas and meet our requirements. He and his team deliver an exceptionally high quality standard of construction and finish to which I say thank you.” – Geoff & Rita
Bellavista Terrace Paddington
“The first time I met Ryan from RJM Builders he was renovating a house in my Paddington street; I watched this old Queenslander transform into something absolutely exquisite. Ryan suggested a layout for my house that I had never even thought of, walked me through all council requirements and got everything approved. The property went from 2 bedrooms plus study / 1 bathroom to a home with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 living areas, 2 huge decks, pool and landscaped gardens. It won a Master Builders Award and was above and beyond what I ever imagined.” – Tony Schaffer
Redhill Workers Cottage
“I would like to comment on the professionalism and my satisfaction with RJM Builders on the renovation they performed on my Red Hill home. The job was not only completed perfectly but also stayed within the stated budget and time deadlines. I can honestly say there is no part of the process I was unhappy with. All my questions and queries were answered both quickly and professionally. The repeated changes I requested were accepted and executed without hesitation or complaint. I found the whole team to be professional, clean, tidy and, most importantly, friendly.” – Tony Blackburn
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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.