Whether you are building your dream home or planning a renovation or extension to your existing home, it’s vital to know that your builder has the experience to deliver the results you’re looking for. Waratah Building enjoys a reputation forged from long-standing relationships built on consistent, high-quality and professional service.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say . . .

“The Waratah Building group were so professional to deal with.  Every detail was thought of and the high standard they expect and get from their incredible builders was second to none.  

Nothing was too much trouble and if there was a problem it was sorted with the minimum of fuss.  

We couldn’t fault the trades they used either – from the painters to the plumbers and last but not least the electricians! All very friendly and good at their respective jobs.  

I would highly recommend them and have already done so to quite a few prospective clients.”  

Penny & Tony

Kangaloon Rd, Kangaloon

“Building our first home I was nervous and unsure of the process ahead. Not only was the idea daunting, the arrival of our first bub expedited the timeline and altered the project from a build-and-sell to our first family home.

Not only was the house finished in record time (well above schedule) – Nick, Jack and the Waratah team undertook every facet of the build from the house to the concreting, pool installation, landscaping and outdoor tiling.

Throughout the process, they were transparent, communicative and above all, flexible. Waratah operates with precision and attention to detail. Every aspect of the home has been built with genuine care. The quality is well above my expectations and continues to impress me daily when I find new aspects of it around the home.

As mentioned above, we originally designed the house to sell, although have since changed our minds, as we can’t imagine leaving such a beautiful home.

 Waratah makes you feel safe and that nothing will fall between the cracks. They are hands-on and oversee every trade to ensure the best outcome.

I wouldn’t build with anyone else and can’t wait for the next one!”  

Caitlin & James

Campbell Street, Mittagong

“The site was always clean! Waratah’s commitment to excellence from the start.

Our new home build remained in budget through a difficult time of escalating costs with no sacrifice to a quality finish.

Nick, Jack and the team were consistently respectful and responsive, attentive to our requirements and always open to our input.

Hats off to the tradespeople who took pride in their work with attention to detail. They maintained a creative and flexible approach to problem solving throughout the build, and nothing was a problem.

Our home is beautiful and well built. Thanks everyone.”

Ross & Ruth

Villiers Road, Moss Vale

“Waratah Building were recommended to us and so our expectations were high – they didn’t disappoint!  Our project was to expand the footprint of our house with a contemporary pavilion style addition and remodelling of internal living spaces.

A building project is a huge undertaking with an incredible amount to learn along the way, and from the outset we felt confident in the Waratah team.  They are excellent communicators and have a ‘can do’ approach to all aspects of the project.

Their commitment, expertise and professionalism led to the creation of something well beyond what we were hoping to achieve.

Thank you to Jack, Nick, Rob and the team for your hard work and guidance along the way.  We hope to work with Waratah Building again.”

Katie & Nic

St James Close, Burradoo

“What an experience! Jack, Nick and their team built a second dwelling on our property in Berrima. Architecturally designed and interior designed, their quality and attention to details was second to none.

They also built a beautiful blackbutt deck around our pool.
From start to finish our experience with Waratah Building was next level. The project management, communication as well as ensuring we were always getting the best pricing they could manage was outstanding.

We feel very lucky to have had the Waratah team working on this project with us.

They will be our first call for any future work we have.”

Jess & Sam

Wingecarribee Street, Berrima

“We turned to Waratah Building after we had walked away from a bigger building company (and had a second go bankrupt on us!). From day one the team were honest, on time with both communication and delivery, AND always on budget. What’s more, they went over and above to ensure that we were always comfortable with what was going on around site and made us feel like we were part of the team, which really made the whole process exciting and enjoyable. The Waratah team have since worked on both our parents’ properties, so we couldn’t recommend them more highly.”


Kangaroo Valley

“Thank you to Jack, Nick, our site manager Justin, Hugh, and Harvey for doing such a fantastic job. You exceeded expectations by carrying out the build in a professional, timely, on budget and communicative manner.

It was especially refreshing to work with a company that has a can-do attitude and dealt with issues effectively when they arose.

We have used a number of builders and Waratah are the only company we would recommend unreservedly and use again. We are happy to discuss our fantastic Waratah experience with any prospective customers if required.

Thank you again.”

Peter & Justine

Bradman Avenue, Bowral

“Working with Waratah was an absolute pleasure from the very first meeting with Nick and Jack. They were always extremely organised, collaborative and very responsive. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them and their extended team and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to build in or around the Southern Highlands of NSW.”

Gabrielle & Jon

Woodlands Rd, Woodlands

Thank you to Waratah Building for all your efforts in making the construction of our extension, and renovation on our home as painless as possible. Your input into the design of our extension made our decisions throughout the build easy and carefree.

 The whole team at Waratah Building are approachable and respectful. The team effort, as well as the personal involvement and care taken by the crew created an outstanding finished product.

Not only did they deliver a beautiful home for us to raise our children in, but we also value our relationship and look forward to doing more projects with Waratah Building in the future.

Jamie & Chantelle

Joadja Rd, Joadja

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone at Waratah Building for the fantastic renovation and rebuild.

We were told by many ‘experts’ that we should knock the old house down and build a brand new house on the block. We considered this, but it would have been out of keeping with the other houses in the area. We are so pleased we didn’t listen because we now have the best of both worlds – old world charm with all the mod cons inside.

We are especially grateful to Nick and Jack for the way they coordinated all the tradespeople needed to rebuild the house and garage, the installation of the swimming pool and landscaping.

We have built and renovated many houses, but this was made easy for us working with Waratah Building. We were particularly pleased with the speedy response when there were various issues that needed to be sorted out.

We have no hesitation in recommending Waratah for any house build or renovation.

Les & Jackie

Lee Street, Mittagong

“I have been very pleased with my new home. Waratah Building were very thorough in implementing the architects plans.  I was very pleased with the high level of workmanship in all the trades but especially the carpentry.  Nick and Jack were very good to work with and the finished product is of a very high level. I would highly recommend Waratah Building.”


Mittagong Project

Waratah was recommended to me by a local builder who said he never recommends other builders but he had confidence in Waratah. Waratah did not disappoint.

Jack, Nick and site manager Evan were fantastic to work with and I am delighted with the end result. The project was to renovate a run-down farmhouse and the result was truly transformational. The project management, communication, advice and attention to detail was outstanding. 

 I would have no hesitation in recommending Waratah and feel very lucky that I had such a fantastic team supporting me.”


Clearys Lane, Wildes Meadow

“We have been thrilled with the work Waratah Building has done for us. We bought an old 1940’s time capsule of a house and we wanted to preserve the character of the home, while bringing it up to modern standards. The result has been fantastic.

Jack, Nick, Rob and the rest of the Waratah team were absolutely instrumental in helping us achieve our dream. They would regularly come to us with suggestions for improvements we hadn’t even considered. They also had lots of advice on how we could do things more simply, to save costs while still maintaining quality. Best of all, whenever I asked them about changes I had dreamt up (which was all the time!), they never rolled their eyes and said ‘geez, it’ll be a big job luv.’

We have now purchased another renovation project and Waratah was the only builder considered. We trust them, so why would we risk going with someone else?  Thank you, Waratah, love your work.”


Myrtle Street, Mittagong

“When looking to build our new home in Bowral we were looking for a quality local builder that would help us realise our vision.

Having never built a home before, the team at Waratah Building were great to work with and they made the whole project feel like a collaboration, not just another job that they were working on.  The quality of their work shows in the finished product with a particular shout out to the carpenters and joiners that worked on our home.

Nick and Jack lead a team of accomplished tradespeople who are not only experts in their trade but very accommodating to work with, and can’t do enough to help you get the home that you are after.

We thoroughly recommend Waratah Building.”

Jenny & Kevin

Sir James Fairfax Circuit, Bowral

We recently built a new home at Retford Park in Bowral and are extremely happy with the outcome. From start to finish, we were privileged to be in the capable hands of Jack and Nick from Waratah Building.  To those considering a building project in the Southern Highlands, we wholeheartedly recommend this very professional and knowledgeable team.

Paul & Vanessa

Sir James Fairfax Circuit , Bowral


We’d love to discuss your next project. 

Jack Malavey 0409 834 371

Nick Marland 0402 224 770

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