For Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics, no two days are ever the same.

Being prepared for the unexpected is par for the course. That is why ambulance stations need to be fully equipped with the appropriate medication and tools.

Sensus Building Group recently reconfigured the Coolangatta Ambulance Station to create a custom storage room.

“The original floorplan consisted of two small rooms that we instantly recognized could be improved upon. Our team reimagined the storage area by cutting a doorway through the middle and transformed it into one large storage space,” says Sensus Project Manager, Brendon Horne.

A storage room feature is reinforced stainless steel benches which can hold three hefty safes.

The team also installed new vinyl flooring throughout, added a fresh coat of paint and blocked out a window for privacy.

“The Sensus team is proud to build the best possible facilities for our essential service workers who dedicated themselves to our communities every day,” says Brendon.

Essential Services Building Experts

At Sensus we’re proud to partner with local and state government to continue making Queensland a great place to live. We are an experienced essential services builder with substantial experience renovating ambulance stations and police works. As a specialist government builder, we have also delivered a range works for: schools and universities; libraries; housing commissions; prisons; childcare centres; and civil works.

To discuss how Sensus can help you please email today at office@sensus.com.au

Interested in what else has been happening at Sensus Building Group? View our latest news stories here. 

Sensus Building Group was recently selected to enhance a worship centre inside an aged care facility in the Moreton Bay Region.

The renovations will see a complete overhaul of the existing space.

“As a niche aged care builder, we understand the importance of creating a place of peace and solitude for residents and their families,” says Sensus CEO, Sean Kenny.

The new prayer room will feature custom cabinetry, partition, flooring, and a dedicated space for the priest.

The team will also install an operative wall that will allow an existing eating area to be transformed into a larger worship space when required.

“Our team will install steel beams to support the existing roof structure and make way for the reconfigured layout,” says Sean.

“We look forward to working with our client to create a respectful worship centre within their facility.”

Works will begin this July.

Queensland’s Preferred Aged Care Builder

At Sensus we offer extensive industry experience transforming aged care rooms, common areas, kitchens, and facilities. Our stringent Covid-19 safety procedures ensure we deliver works in the safest possible environment. Contact us today to discuss your next aged care project at office@sensus.com.au

Interested in what else has been happening at Sensus Building Group? View our latest news stories here. 

Bring the esky and enjoy glorious water views at one of the five recently renovated picnic shelters on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

Twisted, rotting timber –that’s what the Sensus Building Group team found when they conducted their site assessments on the original bayside picnic shelters. See what we mean in the photos below.

Pictures of the Original Structures

Because the buildings were so close to the water, the timber had corroded over time. It also became apparent that additional structural posts needed to be replaced so the shelters would become structurally sound.

Once new timber was installed a luxe Hampton’s style coat of paint was also added to complete the coastal feel. The end result? Safe and stylish outdoor areas for the public to enjoy this winter.

Photos of the Refreshed Community Facilities 

In fact, on any given day you can find the Sensus team partnering with local councils across South East Queensland to enhance local community facilities. At Sensus we believe the small repairs and restorations add up to make a big difference.

Keeping QLD a Great Place to Live

Sensus Building Group believes in achieving superior results for our clients. We have delivered a range of building works including:

  • Design and construct council works
  • Historical building restorations
  • Amenity block upgrades
  • Recreational facility building works
  • Removing fire damage, asbestos, mold
  • Painting and plastering
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working at heights
  • Removing trip hazards
  • Custom woodworking
  • Welding

Queensland’s Council Builder

As an experienced council panel construction company, we deliver meaningful building maintenance works in the communities we live and operate. We are known for delivering complex projects to the highest standards on time and on budget. To discuss how Sensus can help with your next council project please contact at office@sensus.com.au

Want to see more of Sensus Building’s Group latest news? You can view the latest projects and updates here. 

From a termite damaged condo to a terrifically renovated retirement living unit. Step inside this $100k renovation to see how the Sensus’ team of retirement living construction experts transformed a independent living unit from the inside out.

We’re pleased to offer an interactive tour of the incredible transformation. Thank you to Builda Connection for providing this fantastic 3D look into the renovated unit.

Take the 3D Interactive Tour of the completed Independent Living Unit.

When the team originally arrived on site they immediately saw that there was widespread termite destruction to the building.

“This unit had extensive termite damage and our in-house tradespeople rebuilt everything except for the roof,” says Sensus Project Manager, Brendon Horne. “To maintain the structural integrity of the building, we propped up the roof and ensured the load bearing walls were stabilized before beginning demolition.” You can watch the team in action here.

After rewiring the electrical across the entire unit, adding new door jambs and window frames, the team started the process of framing and sheeting the walls.

“We maintained the original layout but everything else is brand new,” says Brendon. “This includes all new LED down lights, upgraded AC, not to mention a pull-out pantry in the kitchen.

Many of the features were thoughtfully designed taking into consideration the needs of an elderly community member who will somebody soon call this unit home.

“We work with our retirement living clients to identify features like zero transition flooring in the bathroom making the space easier to navigate in a wheelchair,” says Brendon. “It’s the little thoughtful features that add up to make a big difference.”

Queensland’s Design & Construct Experts

We understand retirement living communities and are proud to deliver a high-quality product every time. All Sensus employees are required to have up-to-date police checks, Blue Cards and flu vaccinations before arriving on site.

Sensus Building Group believes in achieving superior results for our clients. We would love to work together on your next retirement living project. To discuss how Sensus can help you please contact us on office@sensus.com.au

Want to see more of Sensus Building’s Group latest news? You can view the latest projects and updates here. 

Sensus Building Group was pleased to be recently awarded a $338k contract to extensively renovate a South Brisbane Aged Care facility.

The upgrades will see double and single rooms, common areas and a cafeteria transformed to the highest standards.

“We design and construct fully functional, stylish, and respectful aged care living spaces,” says Sensus CEO, Sean Kenny. “Our dedicated project managers, local tradespeople and handpicked sub-contractors deliver excellent results every time.”

Renovation highlights will include new vinyl flooring installed across the centre to create a visually pleasing design. The floorboards will flow from the communal eating spaces, public gathering areas and right into the renovated rooms. The double rooms will also feature sparkling new vanities and basins to enhance privacy and comfort.

“As a niche aged care builder, the Sensus team looks forward to constructing an exceptional living space for residents,” says Sean.

Brisbane’s Preferred Boutique Builder

At Sensus we offer extensive industry experience refurbishing aged care rooms and completely transforming village common areas. Our stringent Covid-19 safety procedures ensure we deliver works in the safest possible environment. Contact us today to discuss your next aged care project at office@sensus.com.au

Interested in what else has been happening at Sensus Building Group? View our latest news stories here. 

For more than a hundred years a Gympie Catholic Primary School has been a renowned centre of learning.

When the school’s centre piece building, a heritage listed Queenslander, was earmarked for restoration the school knew Sensus was the right construction company for the job.

“Sensus has meticulously preserved historical buildings throughout Queensland,” says Sensus Project Manager, James Lee. “Combine that with our team’s extensive experience on education construction – and we were ready to bring the building back to its former glory.”

The initial scope of works outlined replacing large north and south verandas.

“When I walked out onto the north deck for the first time, I could physically see how the deck had warped and dipped over the years. It was up to us to build a new, straighter deck that looked like it had always been there,” said James.Replacing north and south decksSensus Building Group Project Manager, James Lee (R) and the team of education building experts50 metres of custom, heritage molded timber installed

When the team conducted their site assessment 30 footings and posts, and both of sets of stairs, were also earmarked for refurbishment.

“The safety of the students and teachers is our number one priority,” says James. “By identifying and fixing any issues now, the building can be safely enjoyed by the school community for decades to come.”

The team set to work – leveling out the deck by creating a subtle slope that aligned with the existing foundations.

Once that was completed, they installed 50 metres of custom, heritage molded timber that is completely unique to the building across the north and south decks.The team rebuilt the stairs keeping in-line with historical features30 footings and posts were completely refurbishedThe new stairs are safe and secure for the school community

While maintaining its heritage charm, several modern features have been discreetly added. These include acoustic pinboards, LED lighting, internal fans, bespoke heritage windows and custom painting.Modern features include LED lighting, internal fans, and custom paintingBespoke heritage windowsAcoustic pinboards

“We worked closely with a heritage architect to meticulously recreate original heritage windows. The attention to detail continued in the paint colours – brown and cream, shades used in the era the Queenslander was originally constructed,” says James.

Our team were pleased to work closely with the senior structural engineers from Bligh Tanner, architects from Fulton Trotter Architects, and local Gympie sub-contractors to ensure every element of the job was completed to the highest standard.

The beautifully renovated Queenslander will certainly be a standout building for another 100 years.

Constructing the Learning Centres of Tomorrow

Sensus Building Group believes in achieving superior results for our clients. We would love to discuss your school’s next renovation project. To discuss please contact us at office@sensus.com.au

Interested in what else has been happening at Sensus Building Group? View our latest news stories here. 

At Sensus we offer extensive industry experience renovating independent living units, refurbishing aged care rooms and completely transforming village common areas.

“Our large-scale projects are overseen by a dedicated Sensus project manager who liaises with clients to create comfortable living environments,” says Sensus CEO, Sean Kenny.

“By understanding the unique difference between retirement living and aged care, our team of design and construct experts create unique spaces where safety, seamless form and function, and the upmost quality are paramount”

This financial year alone Sensus has delivered:

  • $500k Brisbane Aged Care Facility Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment
  • Regional QLD Aged Care Facility Upgrade: 18+ Rooms, Ensuites and Facility Common Area
  • 30+ Retirement Living Independent Living Units Renovated across QLD and NNSW in FY21

Sensus is committed to delivering excellent results in a safe environment. This means all Sensus employees and sub-contractors are required to have up-to-date police checks, Blue Cards and flu vaccinations before arriving on site. We also follow and stay up-to-date with the latest Covid guidelines.

Bringing Your Project to Life

Sensus Building Group believes in achieving superior results for our clients. We would love to work together on your next retirement living or aged care project. To discuss how Sensus can help you please contact us at office@sensus.com.au

Want to see more of Sensus Building’s Group latest news? You can view the latest projects and updates here. 

Sensus Celebrates 10 Years

A decade ago, Sensus Managing Director, Zane Taylor – with a background in construction, an eye for detail, and a passion for customer service, started Sensus Building Group. He never imagined that it would grow to become the business it is today.

“When I started Sensus Building Group a decade ago, we were an insurance-based construction company assisting clients impacted by natural disasters. Since day one, we have been proud to help Queenslanders get back on their feet,” says Managing Director, Zane Taylor.

Since 2011, Sensus has diversified to become Queensland’s preferred boutique builder specializing in retirement living and aged care renovations, council maintenance and facilities works, public and private education construction, and of course, insurance repairs.

“Thank you to everyone who has been with me on this journey over the past decade,” says Zane. “It’s been incredible seeing our team’s unwavering commitment to clients and ability to provide excellent results every time.”

 

Sensus Building Group’s team of construction experts are rebuilding an independent living unit decimated by termite damage.

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“The area was extensively damaged by termites, so the entire frame had to be removed- including all external and internal walls, door jambs and window frames,” said Sensus Project Manager, Brendon Horne. “The only structure salvable was the roof which was remarkably still in perfect condition because of the higher termite resistance rating compared to the existing wall frames,” says Brendon.

“To maintain the structural integrity of the building, the team safely propped up the roof and ensured the load bearing walls were stabilised before beginning demolition.”

The team also added tie downs to the roof which will secure it in case of future weather events.

“Once complete this 100k renovation will see the unit completely transformed,” says Brendon. “We look forward to installing zero-transition flooring in the bathroom, a modern kitchen and energy efficient air conditioning units.

The new unit will soon take shape with framing and wall sheeting currently underway.

“We look forward to touching base in a few weeks to show you the incredible transformation of this independent living unit,” says Brendon.

Queensland’s Design & Construct Experts

We understand retirement living communities and are proud to deliver a high-quality product every time. All Sensus employees are required to have up-to-date police checks, Blue Cards and flu vaccinations before arriving on site.

Sensus Building Group believes in achieving superior results for our clients. We would love to work together on your next retirement living project. To discuss how Sensus can help you please contact us on 07 3205 8000 or office@sensus.com.au

Want to see more of Sensus Building’s Group latest news? You can view the latest projects and updates here. 

 

 

 

Landsborough’s town centre is now home to a beautifully designed and handcrafted seating area. More than 22 rustic oversized hardwood timber benches and seats were recently installed and are inspired by the area’s rich history.

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The talented team of urban designers at POMO were commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Council to design a unique space for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s Landsborough community.

“The designs emerged from a process of community consultation,” says POMO Design Director, Stephen Burton. “By listening to the locals, our team of urban planners and designers created from a considered and connected place.”

Once home to the Sunshine Coast’s logging industry, residents were keen to share the history of the region.

“The historical character of the town inspired our designs to create a public space that seamlessly blends into its surroundings,” says Stephen. “That’s why we selected natural materials like Australian ironbark timber.”

POMO collaborated with Sensus Building Group to bring their plans to life. The team at Sensus transformed more than 48 pieces of ironbark timber into this stand out custom seating area.

“Our Sunshine Coast based team of in-house expert craftsman approached each section of timber as a work of art,” says Sensus CEO, Sean Kenny. “Using their extensive woodworking experience they took great pride in creating these unique pieces for the community.”

The result is a beautifully fashioned public space that works impeccably with the historical and architectural features of the town.

By creating with the community in mind locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy this custom seating area for decades to come.

Queensland’s Facilities Management Builder

Sensus Building Group is privileged to partner with local councils and private businesses to deliver  building maintenance works across Queensland. To discuss how Sensus can assist with your council or private building works please contact us on 07 3205 8000 or office@sensus.com.au

You can also view Sensus Building Group’s Facilities Management Capabilities Statement here.