Our Story

We bridge the gap between project builders and architects — enabling people to build their dream.

Founder and Director of Kalka

Kalka is Queensland’s premier boutique builder, building homes that capture the essence of Queensland living. Contemporary, thoughtful homes, built for life.


Founded by Hugh Bridle, a builder himself, Kalka was born from the vision to deliver a pre-designed home that offered the highest quality, architectural design to maximize space, function and aesthetic, delivered with exceptional customer service.

Kalka Rochedale display home outdoor entertainment space

We earned our reputation in South East Queensland through our innovative small lot homes. Our services have now expanded to flexible pre-designed and custom homes for any block size, and renovations in our Kalka aesthetic.

Kalka Wooloowin display home bathroom bath

Our reputation of being an honest, quality and premium builder has earned many industry accolades including the revered Housing Industry Association's highest honours as ‘Best Australian Project Home, 2016’.

Our values are the same today as they were since our inception. Quality. Integrity. Innovation. Great Design. Exceptional Service.


We are constantly working to improve our product to ensure our clients the highest quality and the best designed homes in the market place. Our homes are built for living, built for function, built for comfort, built for longevity, built for practicality, built for family — our homes are built for life.

Hugh Bridle


Hugh Bridle

Hugh grew up on a cattle station in northern New South Wales called ‘Kalkamoning’. He attended boarding school in Toowoomba and upon completion of his carpentry apprenticeship Hugh started building spec homes in Toowoomba. In 2006, he founded Kalka in Brisbane, concentrating on bringing more functional and modern small-lot homes to the inner-city markets.

Kim Bridle

Upon joining the business in 2010, Kim has brought a wealth of experience and an astute attention to detail to all Kalka homes.  Kim has spearheaded the distinct Kalka interiors style, now widely celebrated in the industry as a benchmark for timelessness, quality and practicality with a true Australian aesthetic.  

Drewe McCredie

The Kalka business is headed up by General Manager Drewe McCredie, who has a wealth of experience in the building and construction industry. Drewe spearheads a culture of inclusiveness, autonomy and a clear vision for the best outcomes for our clients.

HIA Award

HIA awards

  • Winner 2016 HIA Australian Project Home
  • Winner 2015 HIA Queensland Region Project Home
  • Winner 2015 HIA Brisbane Display Home
  • Winner 2014 HIA Brisbane Display Home
  • Winner 2014 HIA Queensland Spec Home
  • Winner 2014 HIA Brisbane Interior Design