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Most recently, the company’s professionalism

was recognised at the 2018 Master Builders ACT

Excellence in Building Awards. At that ceremony –

which showcases Canberra’s best builders, teams

and projects – Build Professional won the category

for ‘Renovation / Extension – Less than $200,000.’

The winning project was a Canberra cottage in

Griffith. The original property was described as

“quaint and charming,” but “lacking in functionality.”

The judges called Build Professional’s renovation

a “transformation beyond expectations,” and said

the project was completed to “an exceptionally high


The project brief called for the creation of more

usable space without extending the existing home,

Matthew recalls. He and his team achieved that goal

on time and within budget. The judges were effusive

in their praise of the end result:

“The inspection of this project would suggest that

no remodeling work had taken place,” they wrote.

“The new rooms were so successfully integrated

they appeared as though they were always a part

of this home.”

The finished project offers a solar passive, open

plan, light-filled new kitchen and dining space, which

connects to the garden. There is also a functional

laundry, second toilet, and wheelchair access to the

backyard. Build Professional also future proofed the