Project Specifications

Opal Specialist Aged Care

$10.4 million

Orange, New South Wales

October 2015

Alterations and additions to an existing operational 47 bed aged care facility


Total Construction was awarded the project for the alterations and additions to a single storey residential aged care facility to accommodate a further 67 beds. The upgrade will incorporate a 17 bed specialist dementia wing, communal areas including new gardens, courtyards, function and dining rooms.

The work comprises demolition, construction of a new entrance and foyer on the ground floor, western wing extension on the ground floor, western wing extension on the 1st floor, eastern wing extension and external works including car park, roadwork, storm water drainage and connection of services.

Construction methods involve ground floor concrete and 1st floor suspended slab, internal walls and roof trusses with purpose designed steel.

Construction materials will include gyprock internal wall lining with various finishes of paint, vinyl and wallpaper. Floor coverings will be vinyl, carpet and tiles. The roof will consist of prefinished corrugated iron, and external windows and doors will be powder coated aluminium.


On commencement of the demolition of the existing building, we discovered that the floor slabs weren’t constructed as documented. This required meeting with the design team to discuss options, taking into consideration cost and time.


Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.