Completed in 2017, the new Hyundai Berwick dealership has a state of the art 810m2 car showroom with full height frameless glazing,
cellular pattern floor tiling and a cut bronze alucobond wave patterned façade. At the rear of the 1900 m2 site sits a new workshop
boasting 10 car hoists, more than doubling the previous servicing capabilities of the dealership.
Restoring or renovating a period property is a delicate balance between rescuing the features of the past and providing the living spaces we expect today. In a successful renovation, a heritage house is revitalised, the streetscape is protected and the home is ready for the next chapter in its life. The detailed client brief aimed to restore the period property and provide an attention-grabbing contemporary new building with open-plan living areas, lots of sunlight and a connection to the garden. The new building was a challenging project given it was constructed on a steep hill. The standing seam clad walls align seamlessly with the 50 degree pitch roof created a visually stunning building. Architecturally different but stitched together with a glass link which creates a point of connection between the two.
This superior executive residence now comprises tranquil light filled entertaining and living areas along with a thoughtfully zoned bedroom wing with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms complemented by the double garage and separate guest apartment. The residence is finished with all modern appliances and European Oak floors and highly detailed European and American polished timber joinery.
A complete renovation was undertaken on this stunning family home in preparation for sale. The project took three months in total and
involved a complete strip out and installation of new appliances, fixtures & fittings. All rooms were modernised and finished to the
highest standard. The gardens were landscaped and the entertainment area dresses to impress. The client was happy with the
renovation and the successful sale.
A complete refurbishment of a 1960’s fibro beach house. Works included re cladding, new internal timber wall linings renovated bathroom new north facing decking with bathroom and laundry beneath. The original kitchen was retained however altered to accommodate new appliances.
Completed in April 2015, this heritage listed home tucked away in Cremorne, had its front period features delicately restored while a modern extension took place at the rear. This extension included a state of the art kitchen area boasting polished concrete benchtops with dark timber floor boards, an open plan living area, a new bathroom and a master bedroom complete with an ensuite and walk in robe. The smart use of skylights brings in amble natural light to the bathrooms and study areas.
Architecturally designed 4 bedroom, pool, double car garage and separate laneway car access. This property features state of the art appliances, an uncompromising level of detail and is finished with mature planting in landscaped gardens.
The Audi Centre Doncaster houses a large workshop facility for 17 car hoists, staff amenities and a car wash & detailing area. The advanced servicing department is located at the rear of the facility whilst the Doncaster Rd frontage is a perfect space for the double story showroom with 1400sqm of floor space. The large office and display area is easily accessible for both cars and clients via strategically positioned car & passenger lifts. This state of the art showroom demanded only the highest quality workmanship.
Architect: McGlashan Everist
Long Contracting were engaged by Bubba Pizza to undertake the fit out works of their Elwood store. The works included a state of the art kitchen facility at the rear of the shop with floor to ceiling tiles, stainless steel work benches and a cool room. The polished concrete floors in the front service area, combined with the high quality POS joinery and timber clad menu wall provided a great first impression for visiting customers.
Sitting between a newly surfaced sports pitch and the new science complex, a tired area of trampled landscaping needed a large upgrade. Being the main intersection for students and staff to move around the school, the design had to aesthetically compliment the new surrounding and be robust enough for foot traffic. The large raised decking areas create a fun and interesting space for the students. With fish ponds and fountains, large grassed areas and changing soft spaces, this area has become a focal area.
Completed in just three months, Long Contracting successfully delivered twelve new cinemas in a three step cinema staging process, maximizing the operability of the cinemas while the refurbishment works were undertaken. The renovation process included the demolition of the existing cinemas, new timber platforms, carpet, lux leather reclining seats and curtains.
Works were also done in the cinema corridors, main foyer and bathrooms completely reinvigorating the old cinema space.
Completed in 2013, extensive renovations took place to build two new bedrooms and a bathroom on top of the existing single storey areas. Expansive living spaces and a kitchen, boasting beautiful timber flooring with top of the range finishes were created on the ground floor. Externally, a fully landscaped garden sets the perfect backdrop for a new outdoor entertaining area with built in barbecue. A heated pool and a large decking area complete with outdoor hot shower and side access to the neighboring park. This renovation took full advantage of an already bold home which now rises high above the street below, giving fantastic views east to the Dandenong Ranges.
Long Contracting undertook extensive renovations and transformed an old rundown swimming pool and basketball court into a state-of-the-art aquatic centre encompassing not only a pool, but a modern gym complex as well as an indoor sports area.
Long Contracting ensured that this centre was built on time and on budget over a Christmas school break, ensuring students would return with no disruptions. This was all done by using a wide variety of detail materials and products that improved the overall aesthetics of the job. This building is now a welcome addition to the growing school.
Situated on busy Dandenong Road, Long Contracting undertook a complete strip out and renovation of the popular hotel.
The sports courtyard at the rear was extended to provide spacious viewing and gaming areas. The centerpiece was the unique architecturally designed bar which incorporated vertical parquetry panels and a Victorian ash benchtop. In the bistro area diners were treated to plush banquettes seating.
Tasked with rejuvenating an old tired indoor courtyard area, Long Contracting helped redesign the courtyard to create a more flexible space for interaction between students. Incorporating recycled materials and eco-friendly indoor/outdoor plaster boxes, the courtyard has given life to a once unnoticed and unloved area.
The large custom made spotted gum columns contrast heavily against the exposed aggregate concrete and epoxy floors, giving the space depth and grandness all while helping to keep the area feeling natural and well proportioned. The space has also become an area suitable for both parent and teacher functions.
An old 1970’s cream brick rectangle once stood as the main quadrangle building where limited classes could be enjoyed by students. Long Contracting were trusted with the extensive task of regenerating and revitalizing each classroom and the facade of the building, to ensure students had modern and comfortable spaces to learn, but also a colourful and fun environment in which they could entertain and create memories with one another. This rejuvenated building has given the school a broad selection of modern teaching spaces which will see the building through for another 20 years.
The Thomas Jeweller store in Bourke Street Melbourne required a complete facelift & modernisation. The 4 level store has occupied part of the heritage listed Royal Arcade building for some 25 years.
The use of architecturally designed displays, modern building materials and customer inspired lighting has transformed the store and given new life to the century old mall.
Importantly the client was able to continue to operate and trade as normal during the construction phase.
Architect: Tino Vella Design
Project Value: $750k
An existing outdoor 25m pool was in place that required a complete refurbishment.
Over a 12 month period, Longs delivered an architecturally designed facility which included the refurbished pool and enclosure encompassing new bathroom and change room facilities along with fully landscaped gardens.
Architect: The Buchan Group
Project value: $3M
Full refurbishment of a heritage Victorian building for use as a boarding house.
Architect: Eggleston MacDonald
Project value: $ 650k
Construction of boarder’s accommodation, preparatory rooms, suspended walkways & clocktower
Architect: Garry Martin & Associates
Project value: $ 750k
A Greenfields site, the client proactively approached Longs with a specific brief in mind, construction of a 390sqm office space along with a 1050sqm warehouse in Rowville.
The client was prepared with plans and permits, allowing Longs to project manage the build along with ensuring that the sourcing of high quality materials and trades produced an on time and on budget result.
Project Value: $1.2M
Following various construction and refurbishment projects at BMW Melbourne, Southbank, Kingsway and Mulgrave, Long’s were contracted to undertake a full refurbishment of BMW Rushcutters Bay (NSW) Showrooms. This included strip out and new fit out to used & new cars showrooms, the mini showroom, admin offices and construction of new rooftop car wash and detailing facilities, while BMW maintained normal operations.
Architect: The Buchan Group
Project value: $5M
A leading timber and hardware merchant, Bowens required an overhaul of their Rowville site. The 12 month project was delivered in two stages to allow for trading to continue at the site.
Stage 1 involved building the new 1,414 sqm sales building whilst Bowens continued trading in the existing sales building. With stage 1 complete, the existing sales building and timber yard was demolished and construction of a new 5,501 sqm timber & storage warehouse was undertaken.
Project value: $4.5M
The Annexe of this building was overlooked for many years and after the remainder of the building received a refurbishment, it was time to restore the aged annexe and facades to its former glory. Meticulous restoration works were undertaken on the original bluestone, white marble and glass floor that leads between the reconstructed isle of original and new brass shop fronts. Years of layered paint were stripped from the façade to renovate the original façade to Heritage Control Standards
Project value: $3M