Long term participant in the South Australian Construction Industry


Mike Rundell - Managing Director

"I promised my grandparents that I would keep the name and I wanted to keep the link to the tradition alive", was Mike Rundell's heartfelt reply when asked why he retained the company name -  Brimblecombe Builders Pty Ltd.

Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Mike Rundell was also elected to the esteemed position in 1997, President of the Master Builders Association of South Australia.

Providing the passion and commitment, Mike, as was his Grandfather, is an advocate for the integrity and professional improvement of the industry, to maintain and build on the standards and tradition of the past in the Adelaide construction building Industry.

Commitment to the Construction Industry in S.A.

Passion, innovation and an unswerving dedication to the industry remain the hallmarks of this 'traditional values' based building company.

Family pride is the guiding beacon that underpins the integrity and meaning of the 'Brimblecombe Builders commitment'.

It means something in the commercial construction and building industry. Not too many Adelaide construction companies can claim such a rich family heritage contributing both to the Adelaide skyline and the industry in general.


G F Brimblecombe -  Founder

G F Brimblecombe was privileged to have his father as a labourer when he first established the company in 1927. Farming the land was unrewarding and drove the family into a new era, to the good fortune of Adelaide. was trained as a bricklayer, originally called an improver. This was based upon the idea to 'learn and make better'. This still remains as a guiding principal of the company '... make it better.'

Always a uniting figure within the Industry, G F Brimblecombe actively promoted the contribution and value the Construction Industry added to the cultural and social achievements of the community. In an effort to expand and create a source of professional knowledge among Adelaide construction companies and builders, G F Brimblecombe became president of the Master Builders Association of South Australia.

See Memorabilia from George F Brimblecombe's career

George F Brimblecombe discussing a housing option with clients at a housing display
Plans for R.P Brimblecombe to be built on Grand Junction Road

R.P. Brimblecombe Pty Ltd - Incorporated in 1947

Following the introduction of smart business value, Brimblecombe set up a major crane hiring service, joinery fabrication workshop and engineering company in Adelaide South Australia.

See some of the earlier building projects below and newspaper reports of others

Master Builders Association South Australia
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The following is a collection of photographs relating to projects conducted by Brimblecombe Builder teams across Adelaide and across the years.


School development
Brimblecombe worked on this library - the project is no longer known
An Adelaide library
Private residence constructed by Brimblecombe Builders
Private residence
unknown building
Name unknown
Industrial building in Adelaide built by Brimblecombe back of photo stamped D Darian Smith Photographer 101 Archer Street North Adelaide 333/97 taken 2.7.1962
Industrial building from 1960s
Framework of a warehouse
Framework of a warehouse
Building construction circa 1960
Interior of a church
School building design circa 1960
Shopping centre courtyard
Secondary School building circa 1960
Commercial building
Industrial construction
Intriguing courtyard art
Secondary School building circa 1960s
Brimblecombe Builders on construction site
Church constructed by Brimblecombe
Private home