Weeks to build
Together with more than 60 of our loyal contractors, Hutchies donated $1M of time and materials to the $1.3M expansion of Bravehearts' headquarters on the Gold Coast. The 760m² build has provided an additional 160m² on the ground floor, and an entire new second floor, providing additional capacity to accommodate Braveheart's community engagement, fundraising and management teams, as well as providing much needed space for safety education programs, training, research, and the royal commission, advocacy and counselling departments.
Design considerations emphasised a whole-of-life approach, including natural ventilation via operable windows to minimise reliance on air conditioning, and the use of materials that minimise maintenance, such as Colorbond® cladding, and aluminium windows. The design also maximised the floor plan size in terms of amenities and also seamlessly integrated the original precast building to present a comfortable and inviting look and feel to the overall building. In addition, an open plan arrangement was utilised to accommodate future growth within the delivered scope of works to reduce any requirement for further construction in the future.
The construction methodology saw the new steel framed first floor construction erected and clad prior to the existing skillion roof being removed. This kept the ground floor envelope secure and water tight throughout the build.
Although there was a fixed schedule for completion, the programme needed to accommodate the fact that project resources were volunteers donating their personal time. Despite this, the expansion was finished within the targeted time frame.
The incredible generosity of Hutchies and the tradies who dug deep to make this happen, will enable Bravehearts to meet increasing demand on our services and allow us to support even more brave kids and their families.
Able Security Group; ABNC; ADG; Advanced Precast; Allied Concrete Cutting & Drilling; ARC; ATF; Atomic Services; Aussie Height Safety; Australian Framing Solutions (AFS); Auzmet Architectural; Baron Forge; Big River; BlueScope Steel; Boyds Bay Group; Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts; CASA Engineering; Civic Media; Coates Hire; Cogent Scaffolding; Colpak; Cut & Core; DB Group Global; G.James Glass & Aluminium; Gold Coast Cranes; Goodall Transport; Green Bins; GVK Group; The Haggarty Group; Hanson; Harvey Norman; Hitec Glazing; HSSS; Ikon Doors; Insigniature Signs; K.D.Anderson; Lack Group; Linemarkers South East Queensland; Master Floor Coverings; Master Hire; Marvan Stairs & Balustrading; Mirage Doors; Mitsubishi Electric; Navaska; Octeros; On-Site Fastening Solutions; Penfold Projects; Peter Johnston Tiling; Planet Plumbing; Quality Fire Protection; Relient Group; Ringwood & Ply; Ron Hudd Building Services; Scooter Group; SDF Electrical; Soil Surveys; Sole Commercial; Specialised Concrete Pumping (SCP); Statewide Survey Group; Stramit; Superform; Taylor Made Electrical; Thomas Independent Certification; Thor Building Products; Tradelink; Unique Cleaning Solutions; Usher & Son; VB Form.