Building & Renovating
Here at D&E Constructions, we enjoy building and renovating single & multi-storey homes using quality materials and dynamic building methods above and beyond the Australian Standards. We also specialise in traditional heritage-style restoration work where intricate carpentry and handcrafted timber features may be required.
Our services include:
- Residential new homes
- Low-rise commercial projects
- Kitchen & bathroom renovations
- Adaptable bathrooms for disability & elderly support
- Internal living area renovations
- Deck, verandah & patio extensions and repairs
- New stairs & landings, renovations and repairs
- House leveling & re-stumping
- Re-roofing & structural repairs
- External cladding & window replacement
Our latest projects
Patio Reconstruction – Woodbury
The owners of this Woodbury home were keen to find a way to enjoy the magnificent views of the Capricorn Coast year-round from their elevated hilltop position. They opted to demolish their existing open patio and rebuild and enclose it, with direct access from the main residence.
The design, engineering, materials, and extra finishes of this 55m2 patio creates a modern indoor/outdoor living space that celebrates its location and guarantees its integrity, even in C4 cyclonic conditions.
Internal features of the patio include the extensive use of Solarblock commercial-grade glazing to allow for the sweeping 270 degree views of the coastline and surrounding countryside. Hardies Hardigroove was used for internal cladding, Paulownia Lining Boards in ‘Sand Dune’ for the ceiling, and rectified-edge porcelain tiles were selected for premium floor coverings.
External features include the use of 190 x 190 merbau posts with custom 16mm thick stainless steel T brackets connecting the posts to the slab. Hardies Stria external cladding with expressed joints around the bulkhead vertically-align with the posts underneath to create clean lines. The feature step around the patio was constructed using 100 x 50 dressed ironbark decking and the downpipes were made using 316 polish grade stainless steel with fully-mitred and polished corners to create a stunning modern aesthetic.
The completed patio reconstruction adds an inviting and practical addition to this Woodbury home – one that is built to last and to be enjoyed for many years to come. For photos of this project, please click here.
Riversleigh Homestead Verandah Replacement – Emu Park
Originally built in the late 1890s on the banks of the Fitzroy River, this expansive 628m2 homestead relocated to Emu Park in the 1980s underwent an award-winning verandah replacement, including the construction of a new 30m2 rotunda in keeping with the era of the original homestead.
In December 2015, the current owners of the homestead contacted D&E Constructions to complete renovation work to Riversleigh. In collaboration with Gill Kerr Drafting Service of Rockhampton, plans for the homestead renovation were completed and construction commenced in January 2016. It was completed four months later.
Features of the work include the use of spotted gum hardwood throughout the verandah flooring, posts, stairs and balustrade, hand-cut spires, customised brackets at the front entry, intricate carpentry in the rotunda ceiling and a full re-paint of the homestead. For the complete story, please click here.
Multi-Storey New Home – Pacific Heights
This 5 bedroom premium multi-storey rendered block house in Pacific Heights was constructed with suspended concrete floors and showcases the use of fully-frameless glass in the balustrades and bathrooms.
The entrance door includes merbau joinery, a pivot-hinge system with 90 degree hold open, and Solarblock glazing. Merbau internal stairs in the foyer also feature a spigot-mounted fully frameless glass balustrade and the main living areas feature 600 x 600 polished porcelain tiles.
The large kitchen includes two-pack cabinetry with granite benchtops. The main bathroom features polished porcelain tiles, a Bradnam’s Nood Signature semi-frameless glass shower screen, hob-mounted bath with chrome tile trim, and vanity with granite top. The exquisite His n Hers ensuite upstairs features a fully-frameless glass shower screen, polished porcelain tiles with mosaic niche and polished beveled-edge mirrors.
The large patio includes a fully-frameless glass balustrade, face-fixed to the blockwork. For photos of this project, please click here.
The ‘Calleja’ New Home – Yeppoon
This 260m2, 4 bedroom family home in Yeppoon was constructed on a waffle-pod slab system and features Hardies Scyon Lineaboard external cladding.
The beautiful timber front entrance was designed using 140 x 140 merbau posts mounted on galvanised T brackets for concealed fixing, and features merbau rafters and spotted gum screening panels.
600 x 300 ceramic tiles in a brick bond configuration provide the floor covering for the main living and bathroom areas. The windows and doors include powdercoated aluminium frames, Solarblock glazing and black security screens. The bathrooms feature screenless showers, strip drains and polished edge mirrors.
The patio, pergola and driveway features merbau posts and exposed aggregate in ‘Salt & Pepper’. For photos of this project, please click here.
Multi-Storey New Home – Emu Park
This multi-storey home in Emu Park was built on a steep sloping site and required major excavation and retaining prior to construction.
A suspended concrete floor was used for the garage and columns to the lower floor were core-filled concrete with stainless hold-down bolts due to the exposed location. All external fixings were 316 stainless steel.
Internally, this home features polished tassie oak strip flooring, internal staircase and grab rail, merbau decking, custom orb roofing and is cladded with Hardies Primeline Chamfer. For photos of this project, please click here.
Contact us today to find out how we can assist you to build or renovate your new home.