YOUNG GUN NAILS IT!

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De­signed by Red Door Ar­chi­tec­ture and built by one of Bris­bane’s youngest ris­ing stars, a new town­house project has hit the mar­ket in Nor­man Park.

At just 26, An­to­nio De Luca of NAILD IT Con­struc­tions said he had built his com­pany over the past four years – “de­spite the ob­vi­ous hur­dle of be­ing a young builder” and was de­lighted to have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case his skills on such a large scale.

“Know­ing my ca­pa­bil­i­ties and the high end projects I wanted NAILD IT to de­velop came with the dif­fi­cult chal­lenge of be­ing a young builder and build­ing my rep­u­ta­tion up enough to have clients trust me with build­ing their dream,” Mr De Luca said.

“Hav­ing suc­cess­fully com­pleted a project to the scale of Thack­eray St con­tin­ues to open up new op­por­tu­ni­ties by show­cas­ing the qual­ity of work I pro­duce.”

MARJB De­vel­op­ments joint di­rec­tor Ash­lea Tucker said Red Door Ar­chi­tec­ture rec­om­mended NAILD IT Con­struc­tions to un­der­take the relocation and ren­o­va­tion of the ex­ist­ing Queens­lan­der on the site, to fa­cil­i­tate the town­house development.

“An­to­nio’s work on the Queens­lan­der was sec­ond-to-none, go­ing above and be­yond to en­sure a very high level of fin­ish to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful fam­ily home,” Ms Tucker said.

“His knowl­edge and com­mit­ment were clearly ev­i­dent and pro­vided us with great con­fi­dence to un­der­take con­struc­tion of the town­houses.

“An­to­nio has played an in­te­gral part of the whole project, hav­ing been in­volved from the early con­cept stages through to com­ple­tion.

“We have def­i­nitely formed a great work­ing re­la­tion­ship and I’m sure it won’t be the last project un­der­taken to­gether.”

Mr De Luca said he en­joyed the chal­lenge that came with build­ing a three-storey development to cap­ture the city views.

“Hav­ing re­lo­cated the ex­ist­ing house to the front of the block and com­plet­ing a full ren­o­va­tion on it in 2017, it was ex­tremely re­ward­ing to be able to com­plete the town­house project as well.”

He said Red Door Ar­chi­tec­ture, who spe­cialised in south­east Queens­land projects, were tasked with de­sign­ing lux­ury, spa­cious and mod­ern town­houses.

“Our client, MARJB De­vel­op­ments, had an ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ship with Red Door and was con­fi­dent they could de­liver on the brief, within the con­straints of the site,” he said.

“The town­house lay­out and de­sign is open­plan liv­ing with a seam­less tran­si­tion be­tween the liv­ing, din­ing and court­yard area.

“They in­clude a large stair­way void, in­creased floor-to-ceil­ing heights and floor-to­ceil­ing glass to max­imise ac­cess to nat­u­ral light and ven­ti­la­tion.

“The third level is solely dedicated to the mas­ter suite with a large en­suite, walk-in robe and deck from the mas­ter bed­room, in­clud­ing a fea­ture barn-style door.”

Mr De Luca said the el­e­va­tion and views sep­a­rated this development from oth­ers cur­rently on the mar­ket.

He started his school-based ap­pren­tice­ship in Year 11 af­ter recog­nis­ing his pas­sion for the build­ing in­dus­try.

“Af­ter com­plet­ing my ap­pren­tice­ship in mid2012, I went on to start my own busi­ness, NAILD IT Con­struc­tions, which soon evolved into a com­pany af­ter study­ing and ob­tain­ing my builder’s li­cence in multi-res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion,” he said.

MARJB De­vel­op­ments' new re­lease at 95 Thack­eray St, Nor­man Park, built by An­to­nio De Luca (pic­tured) of NAILD IT Con­struc­tions.

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