Garth Chapman Queenslanders - Traditional, Sandstone Colonial & Contemporary Homes


Designing and Building on small lots of land requires even more commitment than normal suburban blocks or acreage and requires careful planning and intimate knowledge of council regulations. There are many town planning considerations, boundary clearance issues, aspect of the site, and character housing specifications to name just a few. The Garth Chapman team will project manage all these issues on your behalf.

Depending upon the location and council assessment of your land you may choose to build either a Contemporary façade or a Traditional style streetscape. As you will see in our designs we can assist you in both.

Contemporary – The Garth Chapman design team has spent considerable time researching this market. The results clearly showed that there was significant room for improvement in the design and finish of many small lot homes. By applying our knowledge and experience of proportion, angles, and good design principles we will provide you with a visually appealing, practical well laid out plan. In this very discerning market, those who choose a Garth Chapman Home will ensure their investment is not depreciated with a quickly dated product.

Traditional - Since building in inner city locations probably means that your neighbours will include other character housing it is essential that you choose a builder who replicates the original style. The correct roofline angles, verandah widths and heights, ceiling heights and construction materials will be noticed when they are not correct. Garth Chapman’s Traditional Queenslanders have demonstrated that they are able to build a home that blends completely into the inner city environment while still providing a contemporary lifestyle inside.

If you choose a builder who does not build in the original style the money you may save will be lost many times over in the resale value of your home. To protect your investment from the beginning and to receive specialist design advice that will maximise the potential of your site please contact us.


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South-East Queensland

07 3264 3304 Brisbane
07 3264 3304 Gold Coast
1300 666 776 Sunshine Coast
07 3823 4240 Ipswich
0448 744 437 Toowoomba
0448 744 437 Stanthorpe

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