To Build or Not To Build - That's the Age Old Question

We hear time and time again from people we meet mentioning in conversation that they have been told their crazy for wanting to build because the process is so difficult and often downright nasty!  Ahh yes, we have been told many horrific stories about builds gone wrong, processes curlier than a slinky and builders who just flat out don't care - yes they do exist we have seen work from these disgraced builders and the thought that we are all tarnished with the same brush and that ALL Builders are like this - I can assure you we aren't.


When Brad and I decided almost 10 years ago to start our own business it wasn't some crazy overnight decision we made thinking it would be great to have a business we could call our own, it was a well thought out plan to develop a business that actually had morals, that cared about the clients, cared about the quality of workmanship being produced, about creating an experience for clients that was seamless, stress free and most of all sickly enjoyable! 


Brad had been a subby carpenter for years and despised the lack of organisation, lack of interest and overall lack of job satisfaction that enveloped from some builders he realised that in order to make this happen he needed to take the plunge and do it himself.. start a business he could run how he wanted!


I was of course there to support this venture every step of the way, I knew how passionate Brad was about providing the best products and service and totally understood why he wanted to walk this path of being a business owner and running his own show.  Together with my obsession for Interior Design we could step off the platform into the sea of Builders and offer the total package.  This is something our past clients have appreciated more than we can say a one stop shop that settles any nerves our clients may have going into the building process and they get to deal with a real honest couple who are passionate beyond words.


When building a home there are many things to consider: Tailor the design of your home to suit your land and location (don't design a home before you purchase the land), will you be living in the home or using it as an investment, who will be occupying the home, choose finishes that suit your lifestyle, creating functional practical design elements, does your budget reflect your overall design wish list the questions can be endless. However with the right assistance from both your builder and interior designer all bases will be covered so there are no grey areas and you can build the home of your dreams and budget.  Also choose a builder you get along with and feel comfortable with.  There's nothing worse than working with someone you feel awkward with as communication can be hindered and result in the process being less than desired.


Still to this day, Brad and I enjoy every moment of being Builders and meeting new clients exploring ideas with them.  We have met so many wonderful people who share in our vision of creating homes that stand out from the crowd and we are so thankful that we are given the opportunity to show people that NOT all builders are the same and that some of us do stand out in the crowd for the right reasons giving past clients the mindset that building can be a positive lasting experience!  The fact we have repeat clients confirms this!


If you have any questions, you would like to ask me in regards to our processes or if you have any general building or design questions, please feel free to email me I would love to answer them!


Until next time, enjoy your week!






Delivering beautiful homes to our customers is the key

Building a new home is without doubt one of the biggest investments we make. At Bay Haven Homes we are exceedingly passionate about Building and Design, striving to make the entire process from Concept Design right through to Completion, as seamless and stress-free as possible. Every home that we create exudes personified beauty, functionality and high end appeal that are as unique as you are, so you know your home will stand out in the crowd with superior materials used and attention to detail at the forefront of craftsmanship.


You will fully appreciate the ease of working with a Builder who is professional, personal, experienced, knowledgeable, undeniably passionate and approachable with excellent communication skills who will do his best to provide a solution should you require one.


Every client is given a Fixed Price Contract to eliminate variations throughout the build ensuring there are no variations and your budget doesn’t blow out.


Hi FR Followers

Hi Followers! Hi I’m Lisa the Co-Founder and Senior Interior Designer here at Fusion Reconstruct.

I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me. I’ve always had a love for design and property. When I was 8 years old I remember my parents spending many weekends scouring through floor plans, walking through endless display homes (with me happily in tow) never being able to find the perfect home that ticked all their boxes… so many options yet none of them suited their particular lifestyle or tastes. Specialist builders weren’t really a big thing then it was very much Project Builder heaven… or hell if you were my parents!


Little did I know that my experiences as a young child and educating myself in the property industry, would lead me to where I am today. Whilst my little friends were out playing in their yard, I was happily tagging along with my mum and dad looking at countless homes. This is weird for an 8 year old considering when I look at my almost 8 year old son now, his comments when looking through homes or prize homes is “oh are you serious, why do we have to look through another home this is sooo boring….are we moving again?!”.. whinge, whinge, whinge. 


Yep it indeed is something that only a passionate 8 year old would love doing – but that was me, and now I look back at this I realise it was my destiny to become an Interior Designer, marry a Carpenter and start our own business specialising in Individually Designed New Homes and large scale Renovations! The perfect life really!


When I left school I spent 4 years at an Advertising Firm then moved onto working in Media for a further 6 years before leaving to have my first child. After having my son (yes he’s the bored almost 8 year old) I went back to work 7 weeks later at a Real Estate agency putting together their marketing. As fate would have it 18 months later I was made redundant which gave me the golden pass I needed to finally pursue my dream of practising Interior Design and thanks to my supportive husband. I was able to complete my Diploma in Interior Design and Home Staging with flying colours (excuse the pun) and thus my new career of Interior Design imploded.. I haven’t looked back!


Now 6 years, a beautiful daughter later and many many houses later, I still look forward to every new project I am privileged to work on including our own personal projects. Reflecting on one’s own entity ensures each home we work on is created and tailored towards that particular client (keeping resale top of mind too) ensuring every project is unlike any other and completely unique.


I love my job – my clients can feel my passion when they talk to me about their project…. To me it’s not really a job, I take it very personally and put myself in my clients’ shoes, offering them advice to achieve their particular desired outcome. I’m not about to give my clients a box of options - to me the options are endless, and it’s my role to offer my clients as many ideas until they get exactly what they want, within budget of course! I always tell my budget conscious clients this… it doesn’t have to be expensive to look amazing – I have worked with small and large budgets and I haven’t had a client not blown away by the end result yet! I’ve even had several clients cry they were so happy with their homes! That’s a compliment to both the interior design and of course the talented builder!


Until next time, enjoy life and don’t be afraid to follow your dreams! cool