David and Nicole Brazenall

David and Nicole Brazenall with their sons (image supplied)
David and Nicole Brazenall with their sons (image supplied)

Do you ever find yourself randomly scrolling through real estate websites and admiring those totally pinterest-worthy homes that are listed? Because same. And one you may have stumbled across is ‘The Eagle‘ (side note – what a name), located on Eagle Avenue in the picturesque Burleigh Heads. So of course, with such a dreamy home, it’s only natural to want to find out a bit more about the build; and who else to find out from than the builders themselves? Enter Burleigh Constructions. We got to know the founders David and Nicole Brazenall, and learnt about their recent achievements and upcoming projects across the Gold Coast and Northern NSW region!

How long have you been Gold Coast locals?
I have been here 20 years and my wife (Nicole) has been a local for 27 years.

How did Burleigh Constructions come about?
We bought in Burleigh 15 years ago and set the company up 3 years later when we were pregnant with our first child. I was working as a carpenter and had a strong passion to become a builder and start my own company. Nicole’s background is finance so it made sense to team up!

The Eagle's Bathroom, built by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)
The Eagle's Bathroom, built by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)

Tell us the story behind the iconic Eagle house!
We have owned the property for 15 years, and during this time have gotten engaged, then married, and raised three boys (along with our Labrador Bodhi); but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that we actually had the idea to build an iconic home on the property. The location is only a few hundred metres to James Street and Burleigh Point and on a large prominent corner block, so we knew we had to build something special. We researched local architects and Nicole came across Justin Humphrey’s Cove House located in Sanctuary Cove. It was exactly the style we loved. I set a meeting up with Justin and we clicked straight away and began the journey of creating The Eagle.

Congratulations on taking home the 2021 HIA Building Award in the Small Commercial Projects category. What was it like building the award-winning Moana Bikini HQ?
This was such a fun project with great clients, and we got to work with Justin Humphrey again. We also really like building boutique factory fit-outs for local businesses; so this project ticked all the boxes.

The Eagle built by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)
The Eagle built by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)

What do you love the most about being in the construction industry on the Gold Coast & Northern NSW?
We love to build luxury custom new homes in fantastic locations, we also now offer a design, manage and construct service which we are really excited to expand this part of our business. We feel with the population growing quickly on the Coast and a lot of interest from down south there will be more of a demand for these homes and designs which we love building in our area.

Whilst it may be hard to pick, have you each got a particular favourite project you have done since the inception of Burleigh Constructions?
We can’t go past our Eagle House. It’s such an iconic home and unique to the area. The level of architecture and detail is second to none and by far the hardest and time-consuming project we have completed. Our next 2 favourites are Cashmere 1 on Burleigh Hill and La Viva in Surfers Paradise. Both houses are also unique and fit right into our niche market.

What can we expect from Burleigh Constructions in the next 12 months?
We have numerous projects locked in around Burleigh and surrounding suburbs. They are all high-end luxury homes that will set the benchmark for their area. Stay tuned as we can’t wait to reveal these very soon on our socials!

La Viva by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)
La Viva by Burleigh Constructions (image supplied)

What are your Gold Coast favourites…?
Café: We can’t go past Forreal Kitchen in Nobbys Beach for a great breakfast with the family.
Coffee spot: Nicole loves Quest in James St Burleigh.
Restaurant: We both love Etsu in Mermaid Beach and Red-Hot Cod in Burleigh for takeaway. We don’t take our 3 boys out much haha!
Bar or pub for a drink: Burleigh Pavilion as we are living on the point now and it’s an easy walk!

How do you choose to spend your weekends?
Kids sports, surfing, and catching up with good friends.




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