Our Methods

The methods we use in our building work go above and beyond the acceptable practices and tolerances in the Australian Building Industry.

Why? Well, quite frankly we believe you deserve more than the standard. By going the extra mile to be more confident in the materials we use and more accurate in our building processes, we can guarantee that you will get more out of your home and more from your investment with us.

Site Prep

Site Preparation

To ensure your new home is built on a firm base, all loose fill is moistened, placed in 200mm thick layers and compacted with a pad foot roller. This process prevents any chance of subsidence (the gradual caving in or sinking of land) and goes beyond the standard practices of site preparation in Australia.

Formwork (Slab Setup)

Our experienced team of carpenters do all our formwork (setting up moulds for the slab), ensuring our slabs are accurate to within 3-5mm whereas the standard acceptable accuracy for this task is within 20mm. We also compact our granular fill prior to the concrete pour to prevent hollow spots occuring under the slab.


Decking and Flooring

All our subfloor timber (bearers and joists) are painted with 1 x coat of oil-based undercoat and 2 x coats of acrylic low sheen paint to prevent moisture penetration. All timber decking is precoated with Cutek decking oil before fitting (including cut edges) and all decking and joists are pre-drilled and countersunk with stainless steel screws. When it comes to installation of flooring in your home, all ply sheeting is glued and screwed into place. These methods are above standard practices for decking and flooring installation.

For further information about Australian building industry standards, please download the following QBCC Guide to Standards and Tolerances.

Find out more about Our Materials and Our Management.

Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with your next building project.

“A huge thank you to D&E Constructions for our beautiful home. We appreciate how helpful you were and how you made us feel like you were there with us every step of the way.”

T. & S. McLeary

“We feel so fortunate to have had Dan to deal with directly on our project, for help and support from the initial stages of planning right through the build. Dan’s attention to detail is second to none.”

G. & D. Muir

“We would recommend D&E Constructions for their professionalism and constantly striving to achieve this.

Any queries or concerns we had were addressed professionally and we felt listened to.”

L. & S. Kneen

“We chose D&E Constructions for our renovations based on their reputation, personal approach and professionalism. They were always very flexible, but thorough and approachable.”

B. & M. Thomson

“Living away from the coast while our house was being built could have been a stressful experience. We put our trust in Dan and he delivered above our expectations with an amazing result.”

G. & C. Calleja

“Dan was extremely easy to deal with, constantly referring to us for our opinion instead of just bulldozing us with his. His attention to detail and skill was just amazing.”

I. & A. Hewitt

“Big thanks to Dan, Liz and all the boys for all the help and hard work through everything. I’m very happy with the final result and I get lots of compliments on the quality of the build!”

B. Eade
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D&E Constructions is an award-winning local building company specialising in custom new homes, renovations, and concrete pools.

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Recent Projects

  • Astley Pool House (New Homes)
  • Contemporary Pool (Concrete)
  • Patio Reconstruction (Award-winning Renovation)