New Brisbane building firm wins top gongfor first project

A new Brisbane building firm has walked away with a top award at the 2017 Master Builders Qld Housing & Construction Awards for its first-ever project. Elysium Designed won the Brisbane award in the Individual Home $551,000 to $650,000 category for its Bramston project.

Directors Paul and Lisa Gay established Elysium Designed in 2015 following Paul’s long family history in the building profession.

“It has been a very special experience to win this award in our first year and for our very first project,” Lisa said.

“Being able to demonstrate our building innovation, expertise and high quality craftsmanship – and to receive public and industry recognition for our achievements on such a quality project is incredible.”

Their award win was for a 411-square metre architecturally designed house in Tarragindi, which was built on an elevated platform to make the most of the city lights and northerly breezes from the rear deck.

The property’s design incorporated elements of a conventional Queenslander home with modern influences, such as an upper level ceiling height of three metres combined with a cool colour palate and clever tiling.  

“The designers have made great use of the natural light and kept the high ceilings, providing a very light and airy home design incorporating large windows and doors,” Paul said.
“Unlike historical Queenslander designs, this modern house has incorporated a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. Staying true to the roots of original Queensland houses that feature wooden flooring, the internal flooring is made from hardwood Hermitage Oak.”

Additional modern features included floor to ceiling tiles, separate butlers’ pantries and stone benches. The Master Builders Qld Housing & Construction Awards have been recognising the best Queensland builders for some 30 years.

“The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Master Builders CEO Grant Galvin said.

“The Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity to recognise this talent, and it is great that after 30 years, they continue to be sought-after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”

With more than 30 years in the building sector, Elysium Design brings together Paul and Lisa’s extensive experience as a qualified builder, project coordinator and construction manager on some of Queensland’s largest developments and quality homes.

The firm’s ethos revolves around:
* Being specialists in building architecturally designed homes
* Having traditional values
* Flexibility and personalised service tailored to suit each client
* Clients dealing directly with the builder
* Building a limited number of homes per year
* Using only experienced and qualified suppliers and subcontractors
* Sustainable energy efficient building practices

Elysium Designed is a member of Master Builders Qld and the Housing Industry Association.

For more information or to organise an interview contact: Lisa Gay | Director at Elysium Designed | 0421 505 282 |

High-resolution photos of the Bramston project can be accessed here.

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