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Brimblecombe and Covid 19 Status

25 March 2020
Just an update on the current Covid-19 situation that we all find ourselves in, it is “Business as usual under changing circumstances and conditions” until we advise otherwise.

We have a Business Continuity and Recovery Plan in place and we are currently at internal Alert level one.

This alert level may change depending on Government sanctions that are implemented. If you have any queries please give us a call.
Brimblecombe Builders, and its founding company RP Brimblecombe & Sons, have been a long established  icon in  the Adelaide building industry since 1927. Beginning in the early days as a residential builder, the firm gradually migrated to commercial building construction. 

In the last 40 years, Brimblecombe Builders has made its mark with such landmarks as the Crows Headquarters at West Lakes, the Norman McLeay Chapel in Centennial Park (2 Awards presented by Master Builders SA), the restoration of Terowie Railway Station (also receiving the Civic Trust Award), the Adelaide Police Barracks and the many stages of Government House upgrade reconstruction. Most recently the Smyth Chapel has attracted many favourable reviews.

With their extensive experience working in so many different industry sectors, Brimblecombe Builders has been praised for the team's ability to work well with their contractors, and their clients, and causing little disruption to occupants and workers affected by these projects. Brimblecombe Builders have taken the lead project management role in many of the projects.and pride themselves on coming in on time and budget.

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The Brimblecombe Way

Produced by Michael Rundell, MD of Brimblecombe Builders, it gives an overview of the company, its ethics and philosophy and some of the Brimblecombe construction work.

The front door of Government House
As a long established Adelaide commercial construction business, Brimblecombe Builders has gained experience in a wide and successful variety of construction projects working in both  contractor and managing contractor roles. The links  below will take you to a more detailed description of these works.

Aged Care facilities -  greenfield construction, multi bed facilities to refurbishment of existing aged care facilities.

Banking - from adding security to branches, and  refurbishing to redesigning for disability access.

Commercial - from vehicle service bays to shopping centre facades, to new staff canteens for Woolworths Gepps Cross,

Schools - both public and private. Brimblecombe has constructed child care centres, classroom blocks and specialised activity rooms used for the library, gymnasium, tech studies and STEM.  Private Schools - child care centres, various wings at PAC, including the Preparatory School, Prince Philip Theatre and the Clipsal Innovation Centre

Health - modifications to operating suites and multifloor work within Hospitals  including WCH, Adelaide Dental Hospital, Lyell McEwen, QEH and  Northern Community and specialist suites for OSA, Adelaide Eye and Laser, South Terrace Urology

Heritage - repairs, refurbishments, repurposing, restoration, additions to match older construction - Smyth Chapel, Government House, SAPOL, Terowie Railway Station, Hahndorf Institute, Adelaide University Football Club

Industrial construction includes Cheetham Salt Works, Torrensville multi tenancy warehouse, 2 warehouses at Adelaide Produce Markets, projects at GMH Elizabeth, Compair, The Woolshed ..

The repaired heritage Lantern on the Government House roof
Minor works & Construction projects - from car parks, repairs and extensions to new entrances. Bathroom upgrades, door repairs, roof leak and stormwater investigation reports, change room upgrades, projection booth modifications, facade repairs, sculpture installation, disabled entrance ramps and tactile indicators for the Adelaide Festival Centre. Fascia repairs for Carclew and 6-8a Rundle Mall Centre

Offices - refurbishment, repurposing, fitouts

Public Buildings - Selected for 3 stages of Government House refurbishment including facade repairs, roof replacement, lantern repairs, external window repairs, internal refurbishment of the Guard House

Residential - refurbishing heritage homes and outfitting others for disabled access

Retail - from building small shopping centres to upgrading exteriors, refurbishing shop interiors and carparks, click and collect upgrades

Sport - From building all  stages of the Crows HQ to smaller clubrooms and changerooms; from heritage restoration of the Adelaide University Football club to working on the Fos Williams Stand at Alberton

Image shows the repaired heritage Lantern on the Government House roof
Smyth Chapel refurbished

Image shows newly renovated Smyth Chapel at West Terrace Cemetery.

Brimblecombe's success attributed to

  • Considering the needs of the Client and the Project from the Outset   

  • Safety System Compliance EQAS.No.01.AS4801

  • EQAS Certification AS9001 in Management Skills

  • EQAS Certificate of Environmental System Compliance

  • A cohesive team approach   

  • Proactivity

  • Fairness and honesty in all dealings

  • Openness in communication

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Aged care

Aged care facilities - greenfield construction or refurbishing for major aged care providers - Adelaide


Major banks used Brimblecombe for security refurbishment, better client access & facade facelifts.


Commercial buildings from an award winning icon to offices, built, refurbished, restored, re-purposed.


Early learning centres, public / private schools - specialist teaching areas, playgrounds - building and fitouts.


Surgical suites - major hospitals, day surgeries, fitting out of facilities, multi-level projects.


Government House, Thebarton Barracks. Terowie, Smyth Chapel -iconic landmarks restored.


Warehouses, produce markets, distribution centres - large span portal frames, slab etc construction


Brimblecombe Kent Town Joinery used to refurbish or fitout purpose built applications


Council & DTEI projects, community centres, libraries, heritage projects & public health amenities.


Tenancies, carparks, facades & refurbishments for prominent retail outlets - Adelaide & country.


Constructing an Adelaide icon, refurbishing local clubrooms - changerooms, adding joinery,


Explore the philosophy and achievements of Brimblecombe Builders Pty Ltd

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