Built Heritage Restoration in South Australia
Brimblecombe's team specialises in some of the older trades and work on restoration, refurbishing, and practice sustainable preservation of some of Adelaide's older historic buildings - those considered to be buildings of historic significance
Terowie Railway Station - repairing stonework
University of Adelaide Grandstand - salt damp damage repaired, rebuilding & refurbishment of seating
Rundle Mall - restoration of facade
BWS Mile End - restored ceiling
Hahndorf Academy - brickwork repairs
Government House - restoration of facade, slate roof repairs
Repurposing an old building leaves the historical construction intact externally, while making use of the already sturdy construction. An example of this is the new Temple Christian School Technical Studies area which kept the shell of the historic brewery, while building a very modern Technical studies area - one of Brimblecombe's contributions to the preservation of Adelaide's early history. Another was the conservation of the molded ceiling in the building which now houses the Mile End BWS. The Unley Police Station and Courthouse have also been restored & preserved by Brimblecombe and repurposed by St John Ambulance
Buildings of historical importance such as the Terowie Railway Station - preserved as an icon of both early rail history in Australia and its strategic importance in WW2.
Conservation and preservation of early examples of Adelaide Buildings - such as 6-8a Rundle Mall - showcases both the talents of South Australia's early builders and the talent of the restoration team. the Adelaide University Grandstand benefited greatly from the Brimblecombe Builders' restoration works
Gracious homes built by Adelaide's pioneers still grace our streets and suburbs because of restoration and conservation programs, thus leaving future generations a legacy from the past eg Florence St - Salvation Army HQ.
Restoration work on Government House and the Police Barracks at Thebarton are further examples. Each of these becomes a tourist attraction which not only benefits our state as a whole but adds further to the economy.
For an idea of the extent of restoration work carried out in Adelaide and South Australia by Brimblecombe Builders please scroll through the gallery below. Should you have need of such historic preservation, reconstruction or conservation work on public or residential properties, please contact Mike Rundell on
Below is a gallery illustrating many of the heritage projects completed by Brimblecombe Builders. By clicking on an image to see an enlarged version, it triggers a scrolling gallery. Mouse hovering over the right or left side of the image will activate the scrolling arrows.