Meet our team
Adam is a Kiwi – we didn’t say he was perfect! He started his building career specialising in lock-wood timber homes construction, a unique technology in which walls are locked together and not nailed. In New Zealand he learnt the art of precision in building because if you are more than 4mm out anywhere in this type of building, the house simply couldn’t be put together. Few builders anywhere have mastered this type of building precision. Adam has painstakingly constructed more than 50 of these houses in his career. Adam then had a unique opportunity in the USA mastering steel frame construction (form work and fabrication) for massive commercial storage blocks and factories – so performing the same for residential homes is a piece of cake. In the US he learnt the true importance of delivering on time, because the client would lose serious revenue if it wasnt. And because there is no material that Adam hasnt worked with, Design Build Interiors clients benefit from a variety of possible solutions to suit any budget.
In London, Adam specialised in typical residential building requirements: knock-downs, conversions, extensions, everything you can possibly do to add value to your home. He faced some big challenges, like working in the snow, constant rain and freezing cold. Whats more, there were 300-year-old homes that were never level or structurally sound, so virtually every job needed underpinning, new floors or roofs re-pitched. In the UK Adam learnt to solve problems for clients fast, because he was constantly challenged by the worst conditions and new surprises. The result – Adam knows how to prepare for the unexpected, and his clients dont pay the price later in annoying variation costs.
On arriving in Australia, Design Build Interiors was born. Adam, originally a qualified tradesman, has vast experience, practical knowledge and an ability to successfully manage projects both on-site and behind the scenes. Adam always aims for perfection and possesses an ability to foresee and manage potential issues and problems. He loves what he does. Adam enjoys handing over a completed quality job to our clients, improving the way they live their lives. When Adam isn’t working he likes to spend time with his family, visit the beach, fish and watch rugby.
Becky brings more than 15 years of finance experience to Design Build Interiors and has worked in various finance departments across a range of industries. Becky focuses on the management and development of the financial and business systems for Design Build Interiors. She also is devoted to ensuring that the team is well-supported and delivers a high level of customer service.
Foreman Jay has vast experience in residential, commercial and retail construction. His strong work ethic, desire for quality, and excellent communication and client service skills mean Jay is the perfect man to lead our team. Jay is our go-to man on-site and manages all aspects of on-site processes.
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Design Build Interiors has a long track record of constructing quality homes throughout the Sydney region that meet our clients' every specification. We now bring our expertise to Berry and the South Coast. Whether you are considering a new build, a house extension, a kitchen or bathroom renovation, a roof restoration or another project, we will exceed your expectations.
What Our Clients Say
“We can’t recommend DBI highly enough to anyone that is looking to renovate or demolish and rebuild their home. Adam and his team are very professional, strive to meet their clients' needs and made the whole process as smooth as possible. Adam was very responsive during the quoting process, explained all the costs and gave realistic expectations. Despite coming in higher than other quotes, we picked DBI because we had a strong degree of trust in Adam and were confident that he had thoroughly considered the project, leaving little room for surprises.
DBI’s strong communication continued throughout the build. The team worked extremely well together; we found them all and contractors very pleasant to interact with. We made a number of changes which DBI accommodated – nothing ever seemed to be a problem. When issues did arise, they were dealt with promptly and fairly, and a swift resolution arrived at. Adam and Becky were also extremely proficient in managing issues with neighbours who overreacted at the start of the build and made sure no delay resulted.
We are extremely happy with DBI’s work: it is of a high quality, was completed on time and came within budget. DBI goes above and beyond to ensure they achieve the result you are after.”
— Steve & Cicely, Erskineville
“Working with Adam and his team at DBI has renewed my faith that there are dedicated professionals in the building game. DBI have delivered above and beyond what I expected on each project they quoted and committed to.
I have no hesitation in recommending DBI for anyone looking for a reliable, honest and professional building crew as long as they have time to do my next project.”
— Pete Evans, Chef, www.peteevans.com
“DBI has undertaken significant work on our heritage home. Adam Stephenson’s approach to his work during our renovations has been faultless. He is a builder who is an intelligent problem solver, who asks the right questions to prompt the clients to assess what the next step is during a tricky restoration. His experienced building and carpentry skills are broad and on our home this has included extensive work with sandstone, plastering, rendering, tiling and roofing.
Adam prides himself on the quality of his work. He is a perfectionist who manages to work comfortably his skills around a very busy household. Adam has an attention to detail that ensures he follows through on any discussion. Adam is incredibly trust worthy, with a demeanour that is both frank and personable. He is happy, punctual, and reliable and is always himself present to the work on hand. He always leave the work place tidy.
I have no hesitation in recommending Adam from DBI for any building or carpentry work required.”
— Gabi Hollows, www.hollows.org.au
“We found DBI to be professional, proactive and a pleasure to work with. Communication throughout the build was excellent and ensured things ran smoothly and efficiently.
We would not hesitate in recommending DBI to our clients for future projects and hope to work together on another exciting project very soon.”
— BUREAU SRH, Architects, www.bureausrh.com
“Firstly I want to thank you for working so hard to get us into our house! It is absolutely brilliant and there is not a day that goes by where I don't stand back and admire the end product. I will most definitely recommend DBI to ANYONE wishing to do a renovation. Overall, a very smooth process.
DBI are a fantastic company and you guys should be very proud of what you do! We are so glad we chose DBI to do the job. Everybody has been very helpful (nothing was EVER too much of an ask). The outcome is even better than I expected. We will be sure to recommend DBI to anyone wanting to do the same.”
— Birdie, Erskineville
“What we enjoyed most about working with DBI was the clear communication from all members of the DBI team. This included the weekly meetings and email updates but also prompt action and advice when something popped up or clarity was needed. I cannot stress enough how clear communication (from all parties) is the key to having the build go smoothly. With DBI our whole build process was less stressful than we were expecting.
Prior to tendering we prepared very detailed plans and a specification which I think eliminated many potential problems during the build as both parties knew what was expected before signing the contract. We found the coordination from the DBI was excellent and importantly the work completed by DBI was of a very high standard and we are extremely pleased with the finished product.”
— Simon, Randwick
“What stood out for us when working with Design Build Interiors was their honesty. We never felt like they were gouging us for costs, which we understand some builders do. The team were also extremely responsive, very quick to email, SMS or call, and displayed a great willingness to provide information when asked. DBI met an ambitious schedule AND finished on time, which we understand most builders don’t.
Another thing we enjoyed about working with DBI were their weekly meetings with us. These addressed issues early and gave us heads up about what we needed to do, whilst also managing our expectations about progress in coming weeks. In addition DBI provided us with some great cost-saving solutions, in particular raising ground bath floor to ensure fall to rear sewer. We have already referred the team at DBI to family and friends, and will certainly continue to do so.”
— Aaron & Josie, Newtown
“We obtained quotes from a number of local builders and DBI were the easiest to deal with during the process. Adam provided certainty, honesty and communicated clearly regarding the scope of works and cost. Adam clearly put a lot of effort into the quote. We then agreed a fixed price contract which didn’t budge at all during the build. Plus, DBI were recommended by a friend who lived locally.
During the build, DBI were punctual, upfront and contactable at all times. Adam and Brady were a pleasure to deal with on a daily basis and did a great job building our backyard extension. They were also happy to discuss and agree concessions for things like variations and delays, which is helpful when issues arise (as is inevitable).”
— Tom, Erskineville
“Claire and I are both delighted with the results and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend DBI to our family and friends. In particular we were very happy with the attention to detail that Adam, Brady and the boys paid to everything, for instance where the carport meets the house.
We have had a lot of random people stop and comment on how good it looks. Our neighbours also noted how polite and courteous the boys were, which we really appreciate as it makes things easier for us. Very happy with the end result.”
— Rodger, Maroubra