Home renovations are a complex undertaking. From a simple upgrading of a bathroom or laundry to building a second storey, demolition or even raising an entire home, renovations are a multifaced operation.
With Queensalanders spending more time at home since the pandemic began – fuelled by government incentives for major renovations – many are reconsidering their living spaces, and spending significant amounts to create their dream environment.
This is why it is vital to select the right renovator.
This can be a daunting task given there are many renovation companies nationally. Some specialise in certain parts of the home, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Others focus on more niche features – such as a wine cellar or fitting out a home office.
Many provide a full-service which entails designing, gaining council approval, sourcing the right materials and managing the project efficiently.
When selecting a renovation company, it is important to do research. See what they offer. Many renovators have an online portfolio of their previous projects on either their website or social media platforms. This can be a good way to determine if projects they have worked on in the past align with yours.
Next, it is important to use professionals with appropriate licences and qualifications. If unsure, ask them directly what credentials they have. More often than not, this can be checked using various government sources online, including if licences are up to date.
This leads to the next category – open communication. Both parties need to communicate in a clear manner. From the onset, be clear about what you want to achieve, while being aware of costs and timeframes – including being prepared for contingencies that may occur during the construction phase.
To help homeowners make the right decision, here we have 25 of the top home renovation companies in Brisbane.
Top 25 Home Renovators in Brisbane
Renovare are home renovation and house extension experts, providing development options to all areas of the home including the kitchen, bathroom, garage, and outdoor entertaining areas. They service all divisions of Brisbane as well as select surrounding areas including Sunshine Coast North and Gold Coast South.
2. Comoda Design & Renovation
Comoda Design & Renovation are an experienced construction and renovation company providing home design and custom projects to residential and commercial properties. They specialise in planning luxury designer rooms and then develop them to their customers functional needs. They have been in operation for over 10 years and provide their services to the city of Brisbane.
3. AQWA Constructions
AQWA Constructions (Always Quality Workmanship Assured) is a custom design home renovation company which provides a range of services to enhance any home. They will take your vision from inception to realisation by covering every design and construction stage required. The firm can provide an additional bedroom or ensuite as well as renovations to kitchens, bathrooms, pools, and garages. AQWA is based in and services all areas of Brisbane.
4. BrisWest Renovations
BrisWest Renovations provides both design and development of kitchen and bathroom renovations. The company has expertise in all the required trades including tiling, electrical and plumbing. Owner and project manager, Pete Evans has 15 years of experience in building and carpentry, so he and his team will oversee the project from start to finish. Their services cover the Greater Brisbane area.
5. Hotspace Consultants
Hotspace Consultants are an exterior renovation designer providing a researched and detailed design plan for any home. The company gives an action list process for how you or your builder can develop the face of the home including fencing, gates, lighting, fixtures, doors, and windows. The company services Queensland, New South Wales, and surrounds.
6. Built By Thomas
Built By Thomas are a specialised team of designers and builders. Their service provides planning and construction for new homes or renovations for existing homes and pools. Even if the design plans have been developed previously, they will provide the construction phase. Their experience spans 25 years of building and construction in Brisbane.
7. Brisbane Kitchen Design
Brisbane Kitchen Design are experts in kitchen renovations as well as cabinetry for any other rooms. Their process involves an in-home consultation to design and map out elements of the client’s kitchen to their liking, using 3D models. They then supply the materials and undertake the renovation. The company operates in and around Brisbane.
8. Brisbane Kitchen Renovations
Brisbane Kitchen Renovations are a boutique kitchen designer, supplier, and developer. They are experts in the kitchen; whether it’s cabinets, benches, décor or appliances, the goal is to have the kitchen as the stamp of luxury in the home. Their operations cover Brisbane, Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and surrounds.
9. Urban Scene Construction
Urban Scene Construction are a family run business of builders with expertise in home renovations and extensions. The company helps with all aspects of the planning and logistics behind a renovation or extension, including council approvals and architectural design. The team has been enhancing homes since 2005 in the Greater Brisbane area.
10. Residential Project Solutions
Based in Jamboree Heights, Residential Project Solutions specialises in all-home, bathroom, kitchen and laundry renovations. Operating across Brisbane, they pride themselves on effective communication with clients, and work on both small and large projects.
11. Home Renew Group
Home Renew Group offer bathroom, kitchen and full home renovations and extension services right across South East Queensland, including Brisbane. They can offer a full turnkey design and construct service.
12. Inspired Built
Inspired Built consists of designers and builders servicing residential, commercial and industrial clients across South East Queensland. Founded in 2012 by Ben Sutcliffe, Inspire Built provides a full service from concept stage to design and planning before building and construction, with post-construction support.
13. Hammond Home Renovations
Based in North Brisbane, Hammond Home Renovations specialises in home extensions, offering a full service from renovation designs to construction and project handover. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, they also offer “raise and build under” projects along with decks, carports and patios. Robert Hammond, owner and Principal Builder, have over 30 years of experience in home renovations.
14. Corella Construction
Corella Construction offers luxury custom homes and renovations across Brisbane. With nearly 20 years of building expertise in both residential and commercial environments, Corella also specialises in pre-1948 homes as well as house and raising and built-in under projects. They are proud winners of the 2016 Brisbane Housing Construction Awards, presented by Master Builders Queensland.
15. Q Reno
Q Reno specialises in complete home renovations, bespoke extensions, bathroom and kitchen extensions, and outdoor living areas. Founded in 2010, Q Reno offers their services across Brisbane, from the initial design phase to the project management of the build – including engineering and council approvals.
16. Constructive Homes
Founded in 1989, Constructive Homes was established by Wayne White out of his passion for restoring older timber and tin Queenslander style homes around the inner northern suburbs of Brisbane. They offer a full service from on-site introduction through to planning and building approval to practical completion. Through the use of an online client portal, everyone is kept on the same page with 24/7 access to costs, photos, selections and conversations.
17. Radius Builders
Based on Brisbane’s southside, Radius Builders specialise in custom renovations for Queenslander and post-war style homes. Owned and operated by Matthew Produka, Radius services all areas of Brisbane. Along with custom home builds, and offers services in developing decks, build-unders, renovations and extensions.
18. Lifestyle Homes and Renovations Qld
Lifestyle Homes and Renovations Qld is a small family-owned building company based in Shorncliffe. LHR undertakes all types of residential building work ranging from simple bathroom upgrades to a full renovation, servicing the Moreton Bay and Pine rivers region.
19. Watara Homes
Founded in 1991, Watara Homes build, renovate and extend homes in Brisbane City and surrounding areas. In their 30-year history, the team has built over 350 homes with over 50 years of combined experience in building and construction management.
20. LEAP Construction
Founded in 2002, LEAP Construction manages custom homes, renovations and unit constructions throughout inner-city Brisbane. From its humble one-man carpentry origin, LEAP now has a small team that has completed over 200 custom projects across Brisbane working closely with architects, subcontractors and other trade professionals.
21. Bartlett Builders
Bartlett Builders are a third-generation builder offering custom homes and renovations. For over 30 years, Bartlett has been performing house raise and build under projects, along with demolishing and rebuilds right across Brisbane. Director Steve Bartlett personally oversee all work undertaken to ensure a high-quality build.
22. Turul Building Services
Family owned and operated, Turul Building Services provides a range of building services across Brisbane including home renovations, extensions, re-roofing, home automation and commercial office fit-outs. Founder Andrew has over 25 years of experience in renovation services to clients in North Brisbane and Metropolitan areas.
23. HDL Renovations
Family-owned HDL Renovations specialise in bathroom, kitchen and laundry renovations across Brisbane. Director Simon Rode-Bramanis has over 18 years of experience across the building industry. As the team are licenced builders, they can offer services other contractors may not be able to undertake, such as the removal of walls, making structural changes and adding new windows.
24. Exact Renovations
Formed in 2012, Exact Renovations focuses on residential renovation across Brisbane’s inner northern suburbs. Owner William Homewood, who is both a licensed builder and qualified carpenter, has a wide collection of works ranging from bathroom and kitchen renovations to patios, extensions and general renovations.
25. Update Renovate
Update Renovate is a family owned and operated renovation and home extension company. The reputable firm takes pride in its history of designing and carrying out high quality renovations and second storey extensions. Founded by Kevin Hattin in 1988, the company has now employed three generations of Hattin’s.
Top 25 Home Renovators in Brisbane
|2||Comoda Design & Renovation|
|6||Built By Thomas|
|7||Brisbane Kitchen Design|
|8||Brisbane Kitchen Renovations|
|9||Urban Scene Construction|
|10||Residential Project Solutions|
|11||Home Renew Group|
|13||Hammond Home Renovations|
|18||Lifestyle Homes and Renovations Qld|
|22||Turul Building Services|