I’m Richard van den Broek, owner of the Outside Concepts Blue Mountains franchise. I gained my project management skills in the manufacturing industry and formalised them by completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Macquarie Uni).
I’m a qualified and fully licensed builder myself, so not only will I be managing and organising your building project, but I’ll also be the guy onsite with the hammer and saw, making sure your pergola, deck or carport is built according to plan.
In 2011 I was awarded the GreenSmart Professional accreditation which means I can advise you on the most sustainable way of building your project. I have strong networks within the industry so am able to offer well-priced materials helping to keep your price down.
My projects tend to involve a lot of bushfire zoned construction so I specialise in steel-framed, tiled decks which is the perfect alternative to a hardwood deck in areas rated as Flame zone or Bal 40. I also build significant numbers of elevated covered patios to maximise the great views in some suburbs of the Mountains.
I’m eligible to provide Home Warranty Insurance which is a legal requirement for projects costing over $20,000.
I service the Blue Mountains area from Emu Plains up to Leura, Katoomba and through to Blackheath. I’ve also completed projects in Megalong Valley and out towards Kurrajong.