Hall Homes open a new office in Tin Can Bay

Hall Homes can make your dream home a reality - Image Jess Milne

Hall Homes can make your dream home a reality – Image Jess Milne

Hall Homes is a local design and construction company who work hard for their clients to design and construct new homes, design and build decks, patios, extensions and larger renovations.

Aaron Hall and his team pride themselves on their ability to meet client requirements and specifications whilst coming up with a quality, unique designs.

“We work closely with our clients, we look at their block and ensure their home is designed to suit the landscape, minimize wasted space, capitalise on views and ensure environmental efficiency,” said Aaron.

“We appreciate that building a house is likely the largest financial investment you will make and we are honoured to be entrusted with such a significant responsibility,” he said.

Hall Homes use the best locals to design and construct their projects as they firmly believe a local builder should always use local trades and suppliers.

We caught up with Aaron to ask him how he got into ‘the building game’ and how the new office in Tin Can Bay will benefit business and clients …

How long have you been in the building game?

I commenced my apprenticeship straight after school. Once completed, I worked as a contracted carpenter for a few years before building the construction company with my wife Shona.

I have worked within the industry for 20 years, predominantly on the Cooloola Coast, Gympie and Maryborough but I have travelled south to the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane for projects.

What attracted you to building? Do you still feel the same now as you did in the early days?

I was initially drawn to building as I wanted hands-on, outdoor work.  Twenty years on, I still love it, particularly the manual effort that goes into building a house. Every brick and tile is hand laid, every piece of timber has been cut and positioned in the correct location.  

It’s an industry that remains very labour intensive, literally blood, sweat and tears, and has been relatively untouched by mechanical replacement.  All the aches and pains at the end of the day are all worth it when you can stand back and see what has been created!

What can you tell us about the new office?

We are hoping the office will increase our exposure and provide a creative space for our clients to come and ‘touch and feel’ some of the fittings and finishes we offer.  

The office will display some of the concept homes we have developed and some work we have recently completed.  

What are some current building trends you are noticing?

People are definitely leaning toward more energy efficient designs and homes that incorporate more natural finishes in their design, i.e. using concrete, timber and stone.

Open plan living with integrated indoor/outdoor spaces remain very popular to make the most of our beautiful Queensland climate.

Is the building industry in good shape?

The building industry seems to be in really good shape at the moment, particularly in the Cooloola Coast region.  

It’s a good time to build with home loan rates still relatively low and land a reasonable price in our region.

We have built for several clients that have benefited from the first home owner grant – it’s a great opportunity to get in the game!

What is one of your most memorable builds and why?

We recently completed a house for our draftsman and his beautiful family.  They had a very strong design concept focusing on retaining and redistributing thermal mass and maximising thermal efficiency.  

Although the house was a simple design aesthetically, there was a great deal of underlying design and engineering to maximise the energy efficiency of the home.  

We managed to build a beautiful family home that was assessed as a 9.9 star rating for energy efficiency, a really great outcome!

We are about to commence construction on our own family home – so hoping once this is complete we can add it to our most memorable builds!

If you are considering building a new home or dream of upgrading your existing home – make it a reality with Hall Homes. Call Aaron and the team on 0438 864 152, email: aaronhall1@bigpond.com or visit: www.hallhomes.com.au

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