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Home Renovation & Addition

Creating a custom addition

Kensington, South Australia

Our Kensington client came to us with the goal of converting their dual residence circa 1890s dwelling into a single spacious and comfortable family home.

Our key challenge in the design of Kensington was to retain the integrity of the original build in our new construction with a seamless flow. During construction, we had to redesign the kitchen layout, while also working with limited access. The only front access was through the front door, while from the rear, a common strata driveway and setting across from a school meant very limited parking was available throughout the build.

What a result! Over a nine month build time, Callery Building transformed the circa 1890 home into a single family residence boasting an additional 90m2 of living space, a new double garage on the rear of the dwelling, and an abundance of natural light.Key features include the solid masonry construction of the grand double brick addition, new solid Spotted Gumtimber flooring flows throughout, cavernous 3.7m high ceilings, the Velux roof window to the kitchen with a solar blockout blind, and energy-saving double glazed windows.


"We got in touch with Luke last year and we got him out to the house and had a nice coffee with him, and we went through all of our plans, our ideas. We had drawn up some sketches on what we wanted and that's how we started the process with Luke.

One of the benefits that we found working with Callery Building was that they've got existing relationships with a lot of other people in the industry one of which is Bec with Brock Fabel Designs. So Luke was able to bring her along and to get design input from Bec right from the beginning for us, and I think having the Builder and the Designer work together right from the beginning meant that a lot of potential issues were avoided for us in the future."

Alana & Cornell

Garden House

"We completed a major extension and renovation of our 1900s villa in Trinity Gardens with Luke and his team from Callery building in 2022. From our initial engagement during the design phase to the build, variations and to handover, Luke’s communication and consultation with us was excellent. Luke was always responsive and courteous, and his team were always professional and considerate.

Also despite the challenges of Covid and supply chain impacts, Luke and his team managed the build to schedule, accommodated our changes and kept us updated along the journey. Luke’s commitment to quality and client outcomes is evident in the finished product which we are delighted with and we are happy to recommend Callery Building."

Phil & Sophie K.

Trinity Gardens

"Luke and the team at Callery Building did an excellent Job re-roofing and renovating parts of our home. They were always on time and showed good workmanship. They were friendly and accommodating and very tidy.

Would highly recommend Callery Building to anyone looking to have any work done on their home."

Rod & Em H.

Macaw Creek Wines

"Luke and his team were an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout our home renovation. Luke is incredibly knowledgeable and professional, takes pride in his work and is a completely ethical operator - he definitely went above and beyond to ensure we ended up with exactly what we wanted, and we are thrilled with the quality of our build.

I would recommend Luke and his team unreservedly for any building works. Many thanks again Luke and to your wider network of trades as well."

Louise H.


"We can’t thank Luke and his team from Callery building enough for making our home extension such a great experience. From quoting for the job to completion Luke and his team were highly professional, organised and dependable throughout the whole project. Luke promptly replies to concerns and questions and is always organised and efficient in all aspects. Luke has the ability to listen, interpret and understand what you want and then make it happen. He and his team, through their knowledge and experience, were also able to guide us and make suggestions that improved the result. They were also very accommodating for any changes we chose to make along the way and were always up for trying something a little different.

Luke and his team are hardworking and a very friendly crew to have around your home and will complete your project with a high level of workmanship. They also leave the site clean and tidy at the end of each day making living at a worksite much easier! We would highly recommend Callery building and would definitely choose them again for any future projects."

Reg & Judith

Lower Hermitage

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