Nice Little Urner

Sometimes only the best will do. Sometimes modern alternatives will not cut it; even if the eye cannot discern a fake, the heart somehow knows a reproduction from the original.

Traditional Restoration Company

Challenges Welcome

Good Constructions is better than just “good”; it is excellent at bringing architects’ visions to life. Named after company founder Jolyon Good, the company specialises in the construction of designer residential homes and commercial spaces.

Good Constructions

City Slickers

Scaffolding in city centres is a unique challenge, one which calls for specialised skills that are different from those in out-of-town areas. That is the view of Danny O’Brien, one of the two Directors of Cogent Scaffolding of Brisbane.

Cogent Scaffolding

Keeping it Simple

Keeping the business at a manageable size, getting along well with architects, making sure the client stays informed and getting the job done on time – it hardly sounds revolutionary. But these practices may be less common than you might think, according to John Nettle of Nettle Construction in Sydney…

Nettle Construction

Delivering Solutions, On Site and On Time

Over five generations, the Hudson family built the reputation of Hudson Building Supplies. Today, the company is well known as Australia’s leading and most recognisable building product and timber supplier, the result of building meaningful relationships with suppliers, builders and DIYers in order to offer expert opinion and high quality products for a wide range of applications.

Hudson Building Supplies

A Cut Above

Much of the finest private housing around the Western Australian capital, Perth, sits on the banks of the lovely Swan River. As Gransden Construction knows well, building top-quality homes is a challenge with commensurate rewards.

Gransden Construction

Rising to the Challenge

The Gordon McKay business began back in 1953 when Gordon McKay took on the job of installing the electrical supply networks to farming communities on the outskirts of Geelong, in Victoria’s south-west.

Gordon McKay

Building Relationships

Formacon Building has carved a market for itself by providing a service greatly desired by clients but ignored by many other service providers. By providing efficient development and construction services for small and midrange clients, the company has created space in which smaller investors can safely and effectively realise their dream projects while being sure that they are saving a great deal of money.

Formacon Building

Smashing Time

A significant point of difference for FGS (Fethers) is the fact that it offers an end-to-end service for anyone needing frameless glass and hardware for architectural or interior decorative purposes – FGS (Fethers) can provide everything required.

FGS (Fethers)

Facing the Future

The commercial market for brick is under threat, according to one of New South Wales’ top bricklayers. “Not your standard bricklayer,” is how Ray Favetti describes the company that bears his name, founded by his father and run by him and the rest of the family from its Sydney headquarters. “We have a passion for laying bricks and we try to do it the right way.”

Favetti Bricklaying

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

August 18, 2022, 9:22 PM AEST