Melbourne Home Renovation Builders

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It’s not just the Melbourne Cup that attracts thousands of city lovers to the sporting capital of the world. Its feel-good factor appeals to young families, creative minds and culture lovers from all over Australia and indeed the globe. And for good reason: Melbourne’s quality of life rating must be one of the highest.

Lifestyle comes first for many homeowners here and that's reflected in the need and desire for cutting edge, quality and innovate buildings. The Refresh Renovations team in Melbourne can help you bring your home up to speed with the life and style you and your family are after.

With a passion for quality, sustainability and home improvements, Paul Cree is leading a team of highly skilled and dedicated home renovation builders to help local homeowners create their dream homes. A trained mechanical engineer with a master’s degree, Paul has also recently completed an advanced certification in building and construction to stay on top of what’s up and coming in the industry. He is an accomplished project manager with many years of experience in delivering multi-million dollar engineering projects, and he is now bringing this know how to the Refresh customers.

Working closely with Paul as managing director, construction manager Tas Boucher brings over 30 years of experience in the building industry to every project the team works on. He has worked on anything from massive commercial building projects through to small-scale home renovations. He has a detailed insight into the day-to-day, nitty gritty mechanics of the job and combines this with the high-level project management experience gained in the commercial sector. His knowledge is invaluable on site and will ensure that every project receives the care and attention to detail it deserves, and ultimately is delivered on time and within budget.

The customer experience is a key part of what Refresh Renovations delivers, and Paul and his team are experts in building strong working relationships with customers, tradespeople and neighbours alike. For you as the homeowner, they take away the stress, uncertainty and insecurity of your renovation project. This includes taking care of all the necessary paperwork in terms of council rules and permits, as well as scheduling and managing all the different tradespeople required for any one job, and ensuring that the highest standards of quality are maintained throughout. Drawing on their pool of expert knowledge, the Melbourne Refresh team will help you streamline the renovation process and avoid making costly mistakes.

Having grown up in the colder climes of the UK, Paul has a real appreciation of how well-insulated homes can be far more comfortable, healthier and energy-efficient than some older Melbourne homes, especially Victorian terraces or Queen Anne style properties. Sustainability is a key focus for him. It’s about creating healthy homes for healthy lifestyles, but also about saving money in the long run, by adopting best practise principles such as using passive solar heat and incorporating energy-efficient lighting, insulation and double-glazing.

With their team of experts, Paul and Tas cover many of the Eastern Melbourne suburbs including Kew, Hawthorne, Camberwell, Balwyn, Box Hill, Surrey Hills, Blackburn, Glen Waverly, Doncaster and Templestowe, as well as surrounding regions.

Melbourne Renovations Specialist, Marcus Smith has enjoyed a long-term career in the financial industry as a senior advisor and assisted many clients in making optimal, life-changing financial decisions. Eventually, his long-term interest and enthusiasm for the renovation industry lead him to become a Refresh Renovation Specialist. Marcus has renovated his own private residence to an exceptionally high standard with a beautiful, aesthetic appeal so he understands the commitment and stress renovating or extending a home can bring. With this he brings an unsurpassed level of customer service through providing continuous communication with his clients through every stage of the build for peace of mind. 

Marcus leads a team of friendly professionals, whose primary focus is quality and providing pleasing results for their clients under the well-respected, Refresh Renovations banner. 

With his team of experts, Marcus covers many of the North Eastern & Outer Eastern Melbourne suburbs including Epping, Thomastown, Heidelberg, Watsonia, Ivanhoe, Croydon, Vermont, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully & Belgrave, as well as surrounding regions.

Renovation specialist Leigh McDonald works closely with construction manager Richard Naudi to ensure renovations are completed on time and on budget. Leigh has a great eye for detail and makes sure customers receive the best service possible during their renovation. Leigh has extensive experience in project management and considers it his job to make the renovation process as stress free as possible. With forty years experience in building and construction, Richard is a valued member of Leigh’s team. He is an experienced project manager and has completed a number of projects alongside architects, tradespeople and engineers.   

With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a background managing a Multi-disciplinary Architectural and Engineering practice in Dubai, Adnan Sayyed-Darwish is now leading his team of renovation experts to deliver a unique design-oriented renovation experience ensuring a high-level of customer satisfaction. Being a Chartered Architect from the Royal Institute of British Architects with more than 15 years of experience in Design and Construction delivering large scale projects overseas including High-rise Buildings, 5 Star Resorts, Shopping Centres, Hospitals and Luxury residences, Adnan is committed to deliver the best Design and Construction experience to his clients.

Julie Gittus works with Adnan as a Renovation Consultant, she will be the key point of contact during the renovation process. Julie has 30 years’ experience in residential construction and property development bringing a wealth of knowledge and strong project management skills to her Refresh role, she completed 20 of her own residential projects as well as providing consultancy and valuation advice to clients. Julie is a skilled communicator and, in addition to her property expertise, has worked in civil construction as a Stakeholder Advisor. Julie graduated from RMIT with qualifications in Property Valuations and Project Management as well as holding Domestic Builder (Manager) registration with the Victorian Building Authority.

Matthew Tonta overseas all of the construction sites under Adnan’s directions. He is a trade professional with a passion for timber and energy efficient building practices with a background in Joinery making windows and doors followed by a further 25 years of carpentry experience in residential building work, varying from decking and pergolas to kitchens and bathroom replacement leading to complete home renovations works to many types of Melbourne’s houses. Matthew Holds a vast range of knowledge and a valued network of other trades, material suppliers and industry professionals. Matthew has a sharp attention to details, ensuring that the projects are delivered on time and according to the highest quality and standards.

Melbourne is starting to become a tough housing market for first home buyers and many current homeowners are choosing to renovate and improve rather than sell and move. Adding value to your property is key, along with finding clever and sometimes unconventional ways to maximise your liveable space and optimise the flow of your home. That's where the specialists at Refresh come in to help you make the most of your home indoors and out, with smart design strategies, solid building techniques and the latest technologies. Internationally, Refresh has completed thousands of effective home renovations, and they can help you make your project a success too.

If you are considering a major renovation project, you might be able to benefit significantly from redesigning your home’s layout so the winter sun will help warm up your house while the summer sun is being kept out to keep it cool. No matter if it’s a major or a minor project, the Refresh team will help you turn your dream into reality – from updating a bathroom through to creating stunning open plan kitchen spaces and building great outdoor entertaining areas.


Get in touch with Refresh to discuss your home renovation project

If you would like to discuss home renovation options for your next renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project. If you would like to provide us with more information about your project, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.


Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101, Australia
Mont Albert Road, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Kershaw Dr Narre Warren South VIC 3805, Australia
Level 4, 152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000