Belazzo Homes, "A history of building"
Michael Wood started Belazzo Homes out of his house on the Gold Coast in Queensland in 2015 . The father of three came up with the word “Belazzo” as an anagram of his wife and daughters names. Since then, the residential builder has grown to multiple staff, 100s of contractors and 50+ builds per year. Michael comes from a family of builders dating back to 1946.
This includes his grandfather, father, uncles, and brothers. His brother Matthew, is Belazzo Homes construction manager. Michael remembers the moment of inspiration of following in his father’s footsteps. He was walking past his dad’s office one day at 14 and saw him drawing a house on his drafting table.
“I remember thinking to myself it would be really satisfying to be able to draw something and then build it.” – Michael Wood, CEO
At 16, Michael became an apprentice carpenter with his father’s building company. He later went onto to study architecture at university. While still at uni, he worked in an architect’s studio drafting plans. Michael worked in the construction industry in various roles including estimator, site supervisor, construction manager and general manager for 15 years
Then in 2015 he started the design and construction company Belazzo Homes.
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Belazzo Homes bucks the trend of the one-size-fits-all mentality of project builders. Whether you’re a first, second, third or fourth homeowner…. You can build a custom home within your specific budget.
“Before I design your home I like to come out and visit your site. Stand on the site, get a feel for it and get to know you and your family”. – Michael Wood
Michael Wood. Director
Steve Green. Sales and Marketing Manager
Belazzo Homes give you more freedom and a better experience rather than other builders who simply offer ‘cookie cutter’ type plans.
The company is growing but our director Michael Wood commits to maintaining a high standard of customer service.
“We allow you to customise your design concept specific to your site, with a focus on sustainability and quality finish” – Steve Green
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Belazzo Homes work alongside you, to design a home that suits your block and your specific needs. Browse our design studio with room displays and more.
The design informs the budget. The contracts are then written up. Once the plans are approved, building commences.
Building starts and takes up to 16 weeks to complete depending on the type of home. Belazzo Homes attend stage inspections on-site with the client.
Belazzo Homes hand over the keys to the new owners
Michael’s grandfather, Lindsay Wood, returns from serving in the war as an engineer.
Lindsay Wood builds two homes one of which still stands today in Adelaide. He makes is own bricks on site using the earth on the house block, kilns and stores them before use.
Lindsay Wood starts Canberra House Maintenance. The business focuses on renovation, restoration and maintenance of homes.
The company has a name change to LC Wood and Sons. This is a reference to Michael’s dad and uncles joining the team. Michael’s dad Mike Wood works during his apprenticeship with the family business.
Michael’s dad Mike Wood starts building new homes with his brother in Canberra ACT.
Whilst Michael’s dad is working as a designer and builder, Michael has an “aha” moment as a 14 year old in 1996, when he realises he’s interested in design and building.
Michael starts he apprenticeship in Canberra as a carpenter. He’s inspired to pursue a career in construction. He starts off in carpentry but knows that he’ll also want to study design with a view to combining the two down the track
After graduating architecture, Michael works in an architect’s office for 12 months. Between 2006 and 2015 Michael works in various roles including designer, estimator, site supervisor, construction manager and general manager.
Michael starts Belazzo Homes. His design and construction experience comes together into a custom home building company.
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