Client brief:

Our clients had been renting out their 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom original weatherboard cottage home in O’Connor with the plan of extending and remodelling and in turn completely transforming the original cottage into a large and modern family home for them to live in and enjoy.

Our clients were recommended to Build Professional. They had already engaged a designer and came to us with approved plans for their home. Through thorough consultation with our clients we introduced them to our design build process and through this process we were able to capture inconsistencies with their current plans and we were able to offer design and structural solutions.

Once the design issues were resolved our client’s brief was for Build Professional to turn their planned dreams into reality whilst taking into consideration their time frame which enabled their young family to move into the home part way through construction.

Build Professional were able to meet the client’s requirements through our carefully developed staged remodelling approach. This approach enabled Build Professional to incorporate our client’s needs and requirements into our construction schedule.


This project was going to be a major transformation including a thorough remodel of the current home with major extension works including an upper level extension. The new home when completed would consist of a double garage, 4 bedrooms, formal lounge and dining room, large open kitchen with butler’s pantry, meals and family area, alfresco area with built in kitchen, large entrance, study, master, walk in robe, ensuite, main bathroom, laundry and large deck. The original cottage would transform into a completely new home.

The Build Professional team proceeded to realise our client’s brief with construction beginning in 10th April 2014, the client’s moved into their home on the long weekend in October and the project was fully completed in December. This was a result of a well organised and careful planning approach that helped the construction team to execute on time and on budget as expected.


The outcome is phenomenal, a complete transformation, a modern, striking and functional home that meets and exceeds the client’s wishes for their family home. A six and a half star energy rated home that caters to all the requirements of the adults and young children in separate zones yet offering large living and entertaining areas flowing seamlessly together. From the striking entrance of the void and high ceiling through the formal lounge and dining opening up to the light filled kitchen, living and out to the outdoor alfresco area and entertaining deck that captures the northern sun and amazing view of Telstra tower.

Our clients and their young family are absolutely delighted with the end result and are enjoying living and entertaining in their beautiful new home. To hear our client’s and fellow neighbours positive feedback about the construction process after living with their young family through much of this dramatic remodel and extension fills the Build Professional team with pride and as the process that we promised, we delivered.

“The neighbours have commented on how clean and quiet the work site was during the construction, and it was good to see all workmen treat our house as a home and not just as a worksite even when it was just four walls with no roof! The office staff and the on-site project manager was always courteous in dealings with the tradesmen, certifiers, inspectors and all other stakeholders through the process.

Thanks to the Build Professional team for a truly professional job!”