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Located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney the existing four storey, free standing home was demolished with the exception of just a few remaining walls. This project was classified as alterations and additions with a new four storey beach side residence completed. This home was comprised of a concrete and masonry basement and Ground floor with a lightweight timber framed and cladded structure for the Levels one and two.

With this being a tight site, the architect played with the light through the building by installing a series of glass skylights and trafficable glass floors to introduce light from level two to the ground floor. With Aluminium windows installed to withstand the harsh coastal environment, these windows and doors were meticulously trimmed with timber detailing and trims to give the project a real coastal feel.

Timber dowels, a Signature detail of the Architects Walter Barda Design, line the staircase with a 200mm diameter dowel the spine of the three storey staircase. To a company the use of timber throughout the house Black butt quarter sawn timber was the key feature of the kitchen which is the centre piece to the house. Fluted glass doors with hand painted timber framed panels also featured in this kitchen.

This Projected was completed on time and had a construction time of 12 months.


Award Achieved

Master Builders NSW
Excellence in Housing 2019 $2 Million – $2.35 Million


Walter Barda Design

Project Architect

Robert Furey

Project Testimonial

A lot of detailing decision were mader during construction and BAU could not have been more helpful in their response and appoach often suggesting a method of delivery that surpassed expectations and was cost effective for the client.

As project achitect I attended site weekly and always found the workplace neat tidy and being run in an efficient orderly fashion.

The final result was presented to a very high level with high end finishes and complex detailing all executed to perfection.

BAU Group operate an efficient office administration, this is clearly evident in their progress payment certificates that include a concise variation register, invoice break down summary page by category and supported by actual invoices.

All sub contractors were well supervised and completed their work to the high standard Walter Barda Design expected from BAU Group.

As a builder Walter Barda Design is extremely happy with the competency of BAU Group both in the execution of their work and in their office administration. Director David Schubert is always contactable, attends site meetings and would be avaiable at short notice to attend meetings at our office.


"There are not enough words to express our gratitude to you and your Team for making our dream home a reality. The Team at Bau are a group of gentlemen who are always delightful to deal with.

Your meticulous attention to detail, combined with your “nothing is too much trouble” attitude made the whole build process completely seamless.

The quality of the work you did exceeded all our expectations.

Most of all, we have no idea how you managed to meet practically every deadline along the way – despite COVID delays and seemingly endless torrential rain, you got us into our house on time and we couldn’t be happier.”

—Sharôn & Mikey—

"Needless to say this project enjoys the best quality of building work on any project we have ever completed. We had undertaken 5 new builds and 4 extensive renovations before embarking on the Paddington project and this has been the smoothest. This is a credit to the builder Bau Group and C+M Studio.”

—Ian & Anne Burns—

"Bau Group has worked with us as a builder and consultant on several residential projects. All work has been carried out in a professional and timely manner. David has an extensive knowledge of construction and a very high attention to detail. He has displayed excellent project management and contract administration skills throughout this challenging build. These include the management of trades, reviewing construction documents and liaising with Architects, Engineers and Clients."

—Anthony Dukes, Dukes Workshop—

"We so welcome your call or a visit to our home if you would like to discuss working with Mita and David. There are so many companies out there promising the world, believe me don’t look any further you have found the best. We are so fussy and particular it was lovely work with such similar minded builders they would not settle for second best. On time, within budget and most of all with a smile nothing was ever a problem such a nice change."

—Amber Elsworth—

"Both Mita and Dave are extremely conscientious and proud of their product. They are also very honest and trustworthy, so we would happily recommend them to you."

—Susan & Noel Nicholson—

"They have a good team of people who each bring their own specialist experience in a professional manner but who can also all pitch in together when things need to get done. They are very flexible to suit your needs and listen to your requests. Absolutely nothing is too hard or too much trouble ever. They have great ideas and solutions to the inevitable problems that happen along the way. But mostly it is their polite and happy team that is a delight to have in your home and it makes the whole thing less stressful. We would both highly recommend them and certainly will use them again for our next job."

—Ingrid & Geoff Plummer—

"The team at BAU's attention to detail, quality of craftsmanship, project management, communication and problem solving skills were outstanding. We had a strong vision for the project and they delivered a superb quality result on our dream home, that far surpassed our expectations!"

—Kylie & Peter Green—

"BAU have exceeded our expectations in their attention to detail during the build. Every effort has repeatedly been made by them (and others) to work with millimetre tolerances and alignments so crucial to our overall design. In doing so they have had the greatest respect for our aesthetic and the ambition in our design. We could not be happier with the result in what we believe is a triumph in its simplicity""

—Kyra Thomas & Julian Reznik—


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