2017 has been a successful year, my first taste of success was back in May. I wrote about Hutchinson Builders tower cranes dominating Brisbane’s skyline. The article was received so well that it would go on to become my most read article of 2017.
2017 a series of firsts for The Travelling Builder
My first interview was with Heath from Heath Nicholson Builders about their Round House project.
And the first filmed interview for The Travelling Builder Show goes to Kevin from True Blue Building Solutions. Kevin and his smart toilets would be the most viewed episode of the series with over 1700 views.
As the year progressed, against good advice, I followed my heart and went on a hike. That hike had me walking my way around Melbourne taking photos of Raimondi tower cranes.
That one excursion has opened a countless number of doors and international recognition for The Travelling Builder.
And now here we are a few days into what is already shaping up to be a massive 2018. This year will see The Travelling Builder go from a small blog to a leading, reputable media outlet for the construction industry.
Thank you so much for being a part of The Travelling Builder’s journey in 2017. I wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2018.
I have been following Heath Nicholson Builders on Instagram for a while now, watching their various projects progress. So I got in touch, asked if I could write an article about one of their projects.
Heath was more than happy to help out with an article and said that the “Round House” they are currently working was a once in a career opportunity.
Before we get into the project, talking with Heath, in particular asking to write about a project of theirs has been easy. In my experience, people that are willing to help out another person is a credit to that person. A person’s willingness to help others can tell you a lot about how they run their business, and this is no different with Heath.
“I won the job because the client saw some of the different types of work we were doing on social media, and called me. She told me she couldn’t actually find any builders in the area to take the job on because it was “too hard.””
As you look through the photo’s, you can see that it’s not just a straightforward building. As we all can imagine, a circular building is going to be a nightmare. The curved walls have been creating daily challenges, especially being constructed out of timber, steel and brick. We are not talking a nice large gentle radius, the radiuses are tight.
The level of workmanship that is going into the project is second to none. As we all know doing something right doesn’t take much more time. As Heath said, they are on track and have only be slowed by wet weather.
According to Heath, the openable domed glass roof in the center of the building is going to be a fun challenge. The domed glass is currently being designed and will be interesting to see how they make this happen.
There have been no specialised subcontractors brought in for this project either. The team that Heath is using are the same contractors he uses on every project. That is a statement of the trust Heath has in his contractors and employees.
This is one of those projects that once finished, will be talked about for a long time.
I am looking forward to seeing this project unfold. If you want to follow along, the best way is to follow on Instagram (@nicholson_builders). Heath Nicholson Builders is based in Shepparton Victoria Australia.