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PROJECT: Balgowlah - Northern Beaches, Sydney

DESCRIPTION:  First floor addition, new bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, indoor & outdoor spaces and cinema room.
TEAMS INVOLVED: Braeside Building, Braeside Joinery

Project Description

A First Floor Addition and Renovation

Our Balgowlah project included a first story addition with an alteration to the existing first floor façade and layout. The clients of this project approached us with pre-drafted plans allowing us to immediately start the quotation, scheduling and feasibility checks on the project.


Having pre-drafted plans allows us to ensure we can deliver on time and on budget however Braeside Building also offers an in-house architectural design service to all our clients. The idea was to create a beautiful living space and bedrooms that take full advantage of the south/west aspect allowing our owners to soak up the unbelievable view in one of the most beautiful sought-after cities in the world. 


In the existing ground floor of the property, we made dramatic changes to the layout, moving several walls and altering the structure to accommodate a brand new 4 car garage and a very grand entrance to the home.


The end result is extremely happy clients!


The addition alone has given them:

3 new bedrooms,

2 bathrooms,

large kitchen,

butler’s pantry,

indoor and outdoor living space plus

a cinema room. 


Each room is very spacious which creates very comfortable living all with fantastic South Westerly views. 


In total the house now has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 1 Gym, 1 Cinema room, 1 Cigar / Wine room along with a 6 car space garage. This home has been transferred from an old red brick 1960’s house to an ultra-modern masterpiece, with very high end attention to detail.

Balgowlah Heights Home Renovation - Braeside Building

Balgowlah Heights Home Renovation - Braeside Building

Greg & Tamara M


It is with pleasure that I provide this reference for Ross and Breaside Building.

I describe our project as a ‘rebuild’ rather than ‘renovation’. It was the Addition of a Second Floor and the Reconditioning and Upgrade of the Original Building.

While the plans for the addition were solid there was a high degree of ambiguity to the project related to the original building – I describe it as free building. This provided unforeseen circumstances and some unique challenges.


Ross both contributed to the solution to encounter problems and at all times had the vision of the building in context. He has a calm level headed approach, engages and also takes feedback. Ross and the team brought the enthusiasm of a growing business. I’m sure there were many learnings from our project for Ross and the team and you can never have enough communication and project management.

We couldn’t be happier with the quality and finish of the build. We have also been impressed with the post build follow up provided by Ross.

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