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Who We Are

Built for Living is a team of experienced trades and employees lead by Rod & Kathy Grace. We place high value on quality building standards, smart technology and energy efficient design that benefits the end user.

What We Do

We provide a custom home building service including additions & alterations and major renovations. We offer a complete design and construct service including all council approvals or we can build to your council approved plans.

Projects typically include combinations of new living spaces, kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms, decks and verandah’s. We build outwards, upwards or do internal re-configurations.

How Long We’ve Been Doing It

The dream to build started as a young 5 year old. Rod’s official trade training started in the late 80’s working on sites with builders, carpenters and other trades while studying at TAFE. First qualified as a Carpenter & Joiner in 1992 Rod continued on at TAFE to complete his builders qualifications obtaining a full licence in 1997 along with several awards.

Various building projects have been completed over the years (click here to see previous works). Kathy has been alongside Rod for the last 20+ of those.

Who We Do It For

If you value the building process and don’t have the skills or the time or are simply looking for a builder to take care of your whole project then Built for Living might be exactly who you’re looking for.

There are many planning tasks required of a building project and a range of trade and specialist skills required to complete it. The Built for Living team brings these skills while our builder stays focused on coordinating trades and maintaining quality. Choosing us to manage your project and handle the challenges involved leaves you free to stay focused on your own career or family commitments allowing your job to progress more efficiently to completion.

Why Us?

We offer competitive market rates. During construction you will always have access to your jobs progress and budget spend, and be notified in advance when you need to make selections.

We will respect your privacy and that of your neighbour’s. We manage your site as we go so your home doesn’t end up looking like a bomb site. We do what is necessary to keep your home safe and secure from the elements. Our established trades-people and professionals are flexible enough to accommodate the typical job challenges to help keep your project true.

Throughout your project Kathy serves as your dedicated ‘Building Support Manager’,  providing a liaison between you, the Builder and relevant contacts to ensure open and clear communication.

And our key Builder Rod brings a dedication to excellence. His formal training brings respect for industry standards – he can talk the language, quickly identify skill levels applying and maintaining qualified trades and practices. And with an eye for detail and a drive to master the challenges, Rod will ensure your project is built efficiently, to high standards and is built to last.

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Our Location & Hours

We are located in southern Sydney

The areas we service include Peakhurst, Penshurst, Oatley, Hurstville, Padstow, Revesby and surrounding suburbs.

We can be contacted between 7.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday


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