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Kalka - Award Winning Home Builder Brisbane

ABOUT

Our Story

We bridge the gap between project builders and architects — enabling people to build their dream.

Founder and Managing Director of Kalka

Kalka is Queensland’s premier boutique builder, building homes that capture the essence of Queensland living. Contemporary, thoughtful homes, built for life.

Queensland luxury home builder Kalka's Founder and Director Hugh Bridle

History

Founded by Hugh Bridle, a builder himself, Kalka was born from the vision to deliver a pre-designed home that offered the highest quality design to maximise space, function and aesthetic, delivered with exceptional customer service.

Gold Coast luxury home builder Kalka | External entertainment area from display home in Rochedale, Brisbane

We earned our reputation in Brisbane and South East Queensland through our innovative narrow and small lot homes. We offer an extensive range of small and narrow lot house designs and our services have now expanded to flexible pre-designed and custom homes for any block size.

Gold Coast luxury home builder Kalka | bathroom featuring bath and plant from display home in Wooloowin, Brisbane

Our reputation of being an honest, quality and premium home builder has earned many industry accolades including the revered Housing Industry Association's highest honours as ‘Best Australian Project Home, 2016’.

Our values are the same today as they were since our inception. Quality. Integrity. Innovation. Great Design. Exceptional Service.

We are constantly working to improve our product to ensure our clients the highest quality and the best designed homes in the market place. Our homes are built for living, built for function, built for comfort, built for longevity, built for practicality, built for family — our homes are built for life.

Hugh Bridle

Foundation

Kalka is proud to be a family-owned business with a genuine love for the building industry and a long-term vision. This is reflected in our values, but also in our passionate, involved and fun team. Get to know our leadership team here.

Queensland luxury home builder Kalka's Founder and Director Hugh Bridle

Hugh Bridle

Founder + Owner

Hugh grew up on a cattle station in northern New South Wales called ‘Kalkamoning’. He attended boarding school in Toowoomba and upon completion of his carpentry apprenticeship Hugh started building spec homes in Toowoomba. In 2006, he founded Kalka in Brisbane, concentrating on bringing more functional and modern small-lot homes to the inner-city markets.

Peter Souter-Robertson

Peter Souter-Robertson

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gelly Augostis

Gelly Augostis

GENERAL MANAGER

Gelly brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, with over 30 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He has always had a passion for new and efficient methods of building, to deliver the best results for new homeowners.

Kim Bridle

Kim Bridle

HEAD OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Upon joining the business in 2010, Kim has brought a wealth of experience and astute attention to detail to all Kalka homes. Kim has spearheaded the distinct Kalka interiors style, now widely celebrated in the industry as a benchmark for timelessness, quality and practicality with a genuine Australian aesthetic.

HIA Award

HIA awards

Winner 2019

HIA Brisbane Kitchen Design

Winner 2019

HIA Brisbane Bathroom Design

Winner 2016

HIA Australian Project Home

Winner 2015

HIA Queensland region project home

Winner 2015

HIA Brisbane display home

Winner 2014

HIA queensland spec HOME

Winner 2014

HIA BRISBANE DISPLAY HOME

Winner 2014

HIA Brisbane interior design