Our Team

Helping turn your dream into reality is Kurrajong Steel Homes’ highly-skilled design team. From first contact they will guide you through the design, planning, engineering and approval stages.

And whether you’re building several storeys, knocking down to rebuild or challenged by
an odd shaped, sloping, small or narrow block of land, Kurrajong’s designers specialise in working with and around these planning dilemmas.

They will ensure that the design and layout not only takes into consideration your budget and lifestyle but the aspect and location, to create a house that will become a much-loved home reflective of your individuality, needs and desires.



John Bartrum – Owner

Kurrajong Steel Homes Pty Ltd founding director John Bartrum began his building career in the 1970’s, while he began using mostly timber in Queensland’s termite prone areas, it quickly became apparent to him the benefits of a steel frame far out weighted a timber one in terms of strength and durability. John personally manages the footings, substructure and or slabs, ensuring a solid foundation and base for the longevity of every new Kurrajong home.

John also has considerable experience in swimming pool installation, which he likes to do for clients so that both pool and home can be designed and built in harmony with each other to enhance your lifestyle experience

We work as a team at Kurrajong – like family – and we are immensely proud of all of the staff whose skills and enthusiasm for their product ensures a pleasant and happy client-business relationship from the moment you walk through the door.


Angela Brose

Angela Brose – Architect

Angela joined the Kurrajong design team in 2012, bringing with her a Master’s degree in Architecture and a Bachelor’s degree in Built Environment (the study of human interaction with human-made spaces). Her passion for residential architecture is evident by her core belief that a house is not a home unless it encompasses both functional and versatile spaces that are able to adapt and evolve with its inhabitant’s needs.

Ross Parker

Ross Parker – Sales Estimation

Ross has been an essential part of Kurrajong Steel Homes for over 17 years being the first official team member. Ross is now responsible for all aspects of sales estimating and has over 50 years’ experience in the Construction Industry.
Ross also provides support for our design consultants being quite the creative designer himself.




Craig Lane – Site Supervisor

Craig joined Kurrajong Steel Homes 10 years ago and says he loves steel for its ease of use and straight functional finish.
Craig is an integral part of the site team, co-ordinating the delivery of all materials, and sub-contractors work schedules as well as looking after quality control and overseeing day-to-day on site operations.
From time to time he can also be seen getting his hands dirty – steel welding when necessary.
His long history with the company ensures that the final build is to the quality and finish that Kurrajong Steel Homes are renowned for.


Peter Kosler – Concreter

Peter is an experienced concreter with over 10 years knowledge and involvement in the industry and is one of Kurrajong’s concreting leading hands. Peter brings great proficiency and we are fortunate to have him as part of our great team.

Grant Bartrum

Grant Bartrum – Plant Operator

Son of John Bartrum, Grant has been working with Kurrajong for a number of years now. Grant is Kurrajong’s main machine operator working with both bobcats and excavators. Grant has had vast previous experiences in the industry including 8 years in pool building and finishing.