Pichelmann News

What a truly humbling and privileged experience we have had working with the volunteer BlazeAid organisation at Cobargo last weekend.

We arrived not really knowing what to expect, just willing to help. What we experienced was incredible ! To be given the opportunity to help and interact wth families that have lost and suffered so much and yet were so appreciative and warm but still very fragile was something that is really hard to describe.

BlazeAid organisation - You guys are fantastic! You are all volunteers working incredible hours to help us volunteer our time to the farmers! You are the Australian spirit on steroids.

I'd personally like to thank our crew - My wife Meike, Eugene, Tom, Steve and his beautiful family, my daughter Lilly, Kien, Jack, Peter, Tim, Jeremy, Justin, Ryley, Brian, Kyle, Mike and Megan.

Also like to thank Erick and his crazy Brazilian mates who went to the Adelong BlazeAid site to help there as well!

We are all looking forward to going to Cobargo again in early April and swelling our numbers to more than 40!.

January of 2020 saw the Pichelmann team launch the year with commencement of Pichelmann Maintenance and Minor works (PMMW) and Steve Swift coming on board as a director. We began working on this project in 2019 after realising that we were struggling to keep up with the demand for all the small jobs we were being asked to do by past clients, their friends and family because we were the only ones they trusted to do it properly, regardless of our minor they were. It was with this conundrum that we decided to take the step of setting up a dedicated arm of the business to solely focus on these types of jobs, and give all clients the time and energy that they all deserve. 

Steve has long been a member of the Pichelmann team, known as someone with a knack for solving the seemingly impossible, as a leader on site, and as someone with a wide and varied range of experience. His friendly and approachable nature has made him the perfect person to run PMMW and maintain the valued relationships we have with all of our clients. His vision and drive for this new venture will certainly have positive outcomes for all his new clients and those working with him to make this a success.


After winning its category at the master builders regional awards in June, we were thrilled to receive a national award nomination for our renovation project in Hawker. This years national awards were held at the stunning Field of Lights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Tom and Eugene attended, with Parry and Meike inconveniently galivanting around New Zealand at the time, giving the younger leaders of Pichelmann a chance rub shoulders with industry big-wigs from around the country. Unfortunately, taking home an award was not to be, but the whole team was very proud to have been nominated regardless, with Tom particularly delighted to have seen one of his first projects gain so much well deserved recognition.


Master builder Awards

This years awards saw us have three projects nominated for the hotly contested Master Builders association industry awards for the Canberra region. 

  • Garran residence – custom built home $1m - $2m
  • Reid Residence – heritage renovation
  • Hawker residence – renovation $450k - $1m

With an exceptionally high quality group of entrants, we were verry proud to have taken home an award with the Hawker residence winning its category and also winning a national award nomination!

The awards night its self was a fantastic night enjoyed by a great number of the Pichelmann team along with all the other people in our industry whom we love to work alongside.


Another award for Pichelmann Custom Building! This week we won the HIA National Award for Special Purpose Housing.

We are very proud of this award - this luxury home was built for a client with a degenerative condition. The home was completely customised to the client's brief whilst allowing flexibility for the future. Styled with Japanese themes and achieving an 8.7 star energy efficiency rating, the home features an exercise pool in one wing and the adaptability for the other wing to operate independently as a residence for a live-in carer.