09.03.2021 Daniele Feltracco, Site Manager

My dad was a builder who brought architect's ideas to reality. I grew up watching and learning how this process took place.

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09.03.2021 Jaye’s Dream Kitchen, Woollahra

We recently completed a stunning kitchen in Woollahra. Designer Tim Allison talks us through the design and the process of collaborating with Bellevarde for the first time.

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21.07.2020 Lewis Townsend, Site Manager

I’ve been with Bellevarde for almost 11 years. In my twenties, I studied at RMIT and earned a double diploma in building and construction, and building surveying.

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21.07.2020 Building with Bellevarde—The Story Goes On

Over thirty years ago, we built a display home in Canberra that was designed by architect David Harvey. It was simple, cleverly devised, and well received.

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17.07.2020 Frank Gategood, Quantity Surveyor

When I first met Frank, thirty years ago, Bellevarde was only ten years old. We had always used quantity surveyors but he brought a new dimension to our company. Frank has a rare ability.

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25.09.2019 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Home Of The Year

Congratulations to architects Atelier Andy Carson and Tobias Partners as well as Steve O'Ryan, Jak Gannon, Andrew Coory, Daniele Feltracco, Tristan Diethelm and the Bellevarde team, deserving...

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25.09.2019 John Fielding interviewed by CCAA

I was approached by Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) to talk about concrete as part of their Builders Insights series.

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19.09.2019 Andrew Coory, Maintenance Manager

Born and bred in New Zealand, I did my apprenticeship in carpentry and was running my own business when, in 2008, I decided it was time for a change and started looking in Sydney for a new challenge.

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29.11.2018 Bellevarde recognised with a Housing Industry Association Home of the Year award

In October 2018, Bellevarde won five HIA awards; including Home of the Year and Custom Built Home of the Year awards for Headland House and Escarpment House, an incredible residence in Gerringong...

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28.11.2018 Dave Jamieson, 37 years with Bellevarde

Back in 1981, we were working on a complex building in The Snowy Mountains when a contractor asked if I had a job for his nephew.

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28.02.2018 Working With Rodney Moss, Architect

When Rodney and I met for lunch recently, he mentioned he was doing less commercial architecture and concentrating more on his art.

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28.02.2018 Under Construction, House Taurus Tunnel

Previous access to the steep block was via an inclinator, which can be slow and cumbersome.

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28.02.2018 Tamarama House, Robin Boyd And Wilkinson Awards

Bellevarde are proud to have worked with Durbach Block Jaggers in the construction of Tamarama House, 2017 winner of the national AIA Robin Boyd Award and the AIA Wilkinson Award for NSW.

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28.02.2018 Amy Currie, Office Administrator

I'm an office administrator at Bellevarde in Canberra, and I've been here longer than just about everyone, with the possible exception of John.

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28.02.2018 Bellevarde Maintenance, Bellevarde's Role In Maintaining Your Home

We’ve had the house for about 12 years now and, for most of that time, Bellevarde’s Matt Faulks has helped us take care of it. We’ve come to like Matt a lot and we trust him implicitly.

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29.05.2017 Ben Lea, Site Manager

I always had an interest in building. As a kid, I remember our family became good friends with the guys who built our house.

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29.05.2017 The Bellevarde Apartments, Thredbo, breaking ground

In 1969, John Fielding came to work on the Thredbo Alpine Hotel and fell in love with the place. Ten years later, he started Bellevarde. One of their first big jobs was Currawong Lodge in Thredbo.

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29.05.2017 Bellevarde Maintenance, Bellevarde's role in maintaining your home

The Bellevarde Team asked if I would write a testimonial on their Maintenance Division and I have no hesitation in doing so. 

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06.10.2016 Australian Iconic: Bondi Beach and the Snowy Mountains

We introduce you to our award-winning houses in two iconic Australian sites—Bondi Beach and the Snowy Mountains.

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05.10.2016 Mick Carroll, Site Manager

Mick Carroll started at Bellevarde in his 20s and his interest in building got the better of him. About six years later, he had worked his way to becoming a site manager.

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11.11.2014 New and Recreated Homes, Country and Harbourside

For a change, meet the people and enjoy the stories behind the transformation of three superbly located but ageing waterfronts: one each in Palm Beach, Bondi and South Coogee.

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11.11.2014 Projects Recently Completed and Nearing Completion

Meet the owner of perhaps the most architecturally ambitious house on Sydney Harbour.

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10.11.2014 A Retirement Tribute to Ian McKay

Ian has retired from architecture, the universe he loved most.

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09.11.2014 Best Swimming Pool in the World

The pool designed by Dennis Rabinowitz of JPR Architects and built by Bellevarde at the Sussman House in Coogee in 2011 has just won the best Residential Swimming Pool in the World at The...

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08.11.2014 We Love the Snowies

In the early 1980s we at Bellevarde cut our teeth building ski lodges in the Snowies.

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07.11.2014 Bellevarde House Maintenance

Many builders still treat maintenance as an afterthought, whereas Bellevarde see it as an essential element in the design and construction of every house we build — and the key to enjoying and...

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07.11.2014 The Twin Faulks

Twins Mike and Matt Faulks are pretty much unstoppable.

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13.04.2013 New Homes, Country and Harbourside

We present two peerless new houses—one by Rob Brown and Antje Mahler, the other  by Madeleine Blanchfield.

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12.04.2013 Recently Completed and Current Projects

If you are in the Longueville area you might like to drive by this recently-completed home.

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11.04.2013 Announcing the 'Best of Bellevarde' Award

My greatest pride is when one of our teams displays extraordinary workmanship, or creates a new or better idea and executes it to the highest possible standard.

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10.04.2013 Bellevarde Maintenance

Today’s homes are increasingly complex, making maintenance more challenging than ever for most homeowners.

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09.04.2013 Adam Howe, Site Manager

Over the past thirteen years Adam Howe has built eight of Bellevarde’s major houses, to a total value of $40m.

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08.04.2013 David Pidgeon, Graphic Designer

In the decade to 1990 Bellevarde was a Canberra-based builder specializing in high quality architectural building, mostly throughout the Snowy Mountains. In 1988–89 we built Crackenback Village.

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08.09.2012 Another three exceptional new homes

We introduce three exceptional new houses—one each from architects Peter Stutchbury, Bruce James and Phillip Mathieson.

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07.09.2012 The Beckman house, 10 years on ...

Bellevarde completed our home in early 2003. Almost ten years later we are as delighted with the house as the day we moved in. 

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07.09.2012 Recently completed and current projects

If you are near these areas you might like to drive by these recently completed and current Bellevarde projects.

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07.09.2012 Two innovations from Bellevarde Maintenance

Two suggestions, from a client and an architect, have led us to further strengthen our commitment to providing exceptional maintenance services to every Bellevarde home.

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07.09.2012 Scott Waller, Leading Hand

One of the things everyone says is that Scottie Waller is a good, happy guy. He makes people smile. 

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07.09.2012 Mitch Passmore, Apprentice

Bellevarde came across Mitch Passmore three years ago when he was a day labourer with a labour hire company.

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03.09.2011 Bellevarde wins another Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing Award

Bellevarde won a Master Builders Award for Excellence in Housing, for a beautiful house overlooking Pittwater, designed by architect Bruce James.

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18.07.2011 Details of a new offer from Bellevarde Maintenance

Now every Bellevarde home can have its own Bellevarde Maintenance Manager.

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18.07.2011 Meet Steve O'Ryan, our Construction Manager, Country Division who talks on 'Why I go to work'

Steve O’Ryan goes back a long way in the history of Bellevarde. He started as an apprentice in 1978 with John Fielding, who was then a Canberra bricklayer.

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15.06.2011 A valued book for you

We are happy to discover that our 38-page book 'Building with Bellevarde', designed by international award-winning graphic designer David Pidgeon, is becoming a valuable reference in architects'...

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03.01.2011 Three outstanding new homes

We've just added three new homes to this website. The owners and architects talk with us; and there are some great pics...

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