About Us

About Us2023-07-21T07:42:59+00:00

Building Dreams: Turrell Building’s 26-Year Journey of Exceptional Projects”

Turrell Building has spent more than 26 years working on high-quality projects, focusing on all aspects of a build, from the initial concept through to construction and completion. The company was founded by Neil Turrell, who still plays a pivotal role in each building project. From the very start, our amazing team will take your vision and bring it to life, collaborating closely along the way and working to a realistic timeframe and budget to provide you with the best value possible.

Where Excellence is Our Standard

Where Excellence is Our Standard, is more than just a throwaway line, but our company slogan that drives every project. On all projects, we follow the same simple and to the point philosophy – do it right and do it once in all aspects from communication to the construction itself.

Since the company was established in 1995, Turrell Building has been responsible for the execution of more than 460 successful building projects, including everything from quality entertaining areas/ renovations, additions to large custom homes with full landscaping” across Sydney.

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In-House Design Team

Our in-house design division will work with you at every step of the way to provide the highest quality and most economical design possible. Once the design stage is complete and the work is agreed upon by you and our team, the project is handed over to one of our experienced and skilled foremen who will oversee the construction onsite throughout, until the work is completed, liaising closely with the project manager.

Talented Interior Designers and Colour Consultants

In addition to our in-house design and building team, we have a skilled and talented team of interior designers and colour consultants who will add important finishing touches to your project.

The process has been devised to ensure the lines of communication are open at all times, and any project we work on stays within its budget. Customer satisfaction is important, and we aim to provide the best value for money possible, without compromising on the quality.

From what began as a small and humble operation, we have transformed into a medium-sized business with a team of more than 40. Despite that, we still offer the same personal approach and service we did when we first began. The only difference is now we have the resources and experience you’d expect of a larger company.

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I can assure clients of my personal commitment to excellence in quality service and client satisfaction, backing the long term team I have worked along side with for many years now. I take a ‘hands-on’ approach and my team too shares my passion and dedication. We would be pleased to be entrusted with your project. You have my personal guarantee.

Neil Turrell

OUR ITALIAN VILLAGE PROJECT WAS FEATURED ON AUSTRALIA’S BEST HOUSE SEASON 2

TESTIMONIALS

Could not fault Neil and his team, professional prompt, and courteous at all times. Arrived on time every time, great communication and explanation of the jobs ahead. Highly recommend Turrell Building to any one looking for a quality finish with an eye on detail.
━━ Paul Mylott

We can honestly say that from the moment we met Neil Turrell we were impressed by his honesty and professionalism. He was always helpful and no problem was too small to discuss or sort out. He was always available when we needed to discuss anything with him and he made us feel that we were in the right hands.

━━ Kathy and Terry Cocks

Neil Turrell and his team understood our requirements and our vision. They complimented our ideas with their own creativity and in doing so have produced an amazing home with the highest quality and incredible finishes. Our experience with Turrell Building Services was an extremely positive one and the constant communication and follow-ups lead to a smooth building process from all involved from the building site right through to the office staff.

━━ Damian and Michelle Higgins
We selected Neil Turrell and his team to completely renovate and add the first floor to our semi-detached home after Neil took us on a reference trip. After meeting a group of owners and seeing first-hand their different builds we immediately knew we had chosen our builder. We were not let down. I could not recommend Turrell’s more highly and would be happy to share the 8-month journey with anyone that is interested, We absolutely love and are proud of our newly renovated home!
━━ Tim and Suzy McDermid

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I should do a renovation/ addition or knockdown and build a new home?2024-02-06T07:04:03+00:00

We advise starting by always exploring the option of renovating/ adding to your existing home first if the existing integrity of the house is adequate. With our building team, we can help assess the existing home and then develop preliminary concept plans for you. Once these initial concept plans are established, we then estimate the renovation/ addition works. It becomes straightforward to weigh the costs of constructing a new home with comparable quality and features against your renovation/ addition expenses. This strategy enables you to make a well-informed decision about which route is most appropriate for your project. We also take into account the lesser costs for demolition and amending existing landscaping works that would need to be carried out if you went with the new build option.

Can I use my own designs?2023-12-20T04:41:11+00:00

Yes, Turrell Building will build your project from an existing plan you have prepared. Our in-house experts will meet with you to discuss the details of your design, the anticipated costs and the timeline.

Does Turrell Building do renovations as well as new homes?2023-12-20T04:40:39+00:00

Yes, as well as new homes, we have extensive experience doing renovations, first-floor additions and outdoor entertaining areas. Regardless of your needs, we can transform your vision into reality. We take pride in enhancing your home so the final transformation seamlessly flows with elegance.

Can you help me with the design of my new home or renovation?2023-12-20T04:40:13+00:00

Yes, our design services are a central part of our holistic approach to building unique homes. Our designers work closely with our long-term specialist trades to ensure your home closely matches the design.

Do you provide an interior designer?2023-12-20T04:38:43+00:00

At Turrell Building, we understand that the essence of a luxury home lies in its details. Our interior design services are not just an add-on; they are a central piece of our holistic approach to building homes as unique as our clients. With our in-house designers and colour consultants, we ensure that the interior of your home reflects your personal style and the high standards of Turrell Building.

What’s the cost of building with Turrell Building?2023-12-20T04:37:57+00:00

Turrell Building has built projects from $400,000 to $6 million. Our expert team creates stunning custom-built homes, renovations and additions that are of all styles, and sizes and have different access limitations. Each project just needs an initial discussion to advise a realistic all-inclusive budget estimate for the desired project. We often start from scratch and design a home/addition that’s unique to each client’s needs. Most importantly, the cost of your new Turrell Building home will be decided on before we enter the approval process, so there are no hidden surprises throughout the journey of construction.

How long does it take to design and price a home?2023-12-20T04:37:23+00:00

The first step you take on the journey with Turrell Building is to sit down with one of our team to share your thoughts and ideas about what you want in your home and what a realistic budget is. The Turrell Building team can take you through the realities of that idea. We will develop a realistic budget estimate and timeline for the project. This will enable you to understand whether it is possible.

Can Turrell Building take care of the demolition of my old home and take care of all approvals?2023-12-20T04:36:54+00:00

Yes. We can manage everything involved in the project. This includes all the paperwork for building approvals, the demolition of your existing home, the clean-up of your site after the home is finished, driveway, fencing, pool and landscaping. All you need to do is enjoy the experience.

How long is the build process?2023-12-20T04:36:27+00:00

This can be influenced by the approval process required for your new home. The Complying Development Certificate (CDC) can take 2 to 3 weeks for approval, while a Development Approval (DA) can take 2 to 4 months, depending on the council. The total build time is, on average, 10 to 13 months. Each project has a “project schedule” prepared and given to the owner at the beginning of the project.

What about Home Building Compensation Insurance?2023-12-20T04:35:54+00:00

HBC insurance is essential, and Turrell Building organises this with iCare before scheduling your project and preparing the HIA Building Contracts. We then provide you with a copy of your insurance certificate with the HIA contract so you have peace of mind that you are covered.

How many jobs do you have in the construction stages currently?2023-12-20T04:35:25+00:00

While other builders may have up to 80 projects at any given time, Turrell Building typically has between 6-8 projects in construction at one time and quality managed individually.

Do you install solar?2023-12-20T04:34:56+00:00

We have suppliers we work closely with that are fully up to date with the latest technology can assist and coordinate the installation within the build time.

Do you offer any call-back services?2023-12-20T04:34:15+00:00

Yes, we do. Many other builders and contractors refuse to attend the project after the mandatory two-year defect liability period under the NSW. If they do, it is under duress, but at Turrell Building, we always answer the call, and any past client is treated like a current client, and we help where we can.

Do you include a warranty with your homes?2023-12-20T04:33:44+00:00

Yes, Turrell Building has a market-leading warranty and guarantee program to ensure peace of mind for your build. We will discuss this in more detail during the initial consultation.

What are the initial steps for starting a project with Turrell Building?2023-12-20T04:33:13+00:00

Once you express interest in working with us, our first step is to arrange a site visit. This visit allows us to meet with you personally, understand the specifics of your site, and discuss your project in detail.

What happens during construction?2023-12-20T04:32:41+00:00

Once construction starts, we have regular onsite meetings (usually every two weeks) so you can walk through and see how we’ve progressed. It’s also a good chance to discuss the build with your project manager and dedicated site foreman. During construction, we’ll continue to guide you through the process of selecting all the things you’ll need to turn your vision into reality.

What happens at the handover of a completed home?2023-12-20T04:31:23+00:00

Before the handover day, we go through the whole home with the client in a pre-handover inspection and have the home professionally cleaned to showroom condition. On handover day, we run through all operational processes of fixtures and fittings, providing all manuals and certificates. We assist in transferring insurance as this is the day we issue the occupation certificate.

This is a proud day for us at Turrell Building and our client.

What happens after the handover?2023-12-20T04:29:12+00:00

At Turrell Building, we aim to provide your home free of defects at handover. However, our commitment to you lasts long after your home’s completion. We continue to maintain a supportive relationship with you, ready to address any post-home-building needs should they arise.

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