A family-owned and operated full service boutique construction company

New Homes

We know at The Lost Art of Construction that your home is a space that you need to feel comfortable and ‘at home’ in. When designing your dream house, we will ensure that your new home is a reflection of your personality and a place you will love for years to come.


Do you need a bigger home to accommodate your growing family? Does your bathroom or kitchen need a massive overhaul to transform it to a beautiful, luxurious space?


Adding a timber deck to your existing home is a fantastic way to not only add value to your property, but will also provide you with a wonderfully versatile new space to retreat and relax, all year round.

Our range of building services include:

  • New homes
  • Building/Extending on steep or challenging blocks
  • Bushfire prone areas
  • Interior and exterior renovations
  • Extensions
  • Timber decks
  • Pergolas
  • Kitchens and bathrooms
  • Flooring
  • Re-roofing
  • 2nd storey additions
  • Frame and roof contracting
  • Carports and garages

Servicing The Greater Sydney Region

The Lost Art of Construction is a family-owned and operated full service boutique construction company, providing end-to-end building solutions for all your home improvement and building needs. Although based in Hornsby, in the north shore district, The Lost Art of Construction’s service extends across the greater Sydney region. With over forty years combined experience, our team has worked hard to build an enviable reputation for excellence. Whether you are considering a new addition to your home such as a timber deck or pergola, perhaps a large scale renovation, or even building your dream home, The Lost Art of Construction will collaborate with you to bring your concept to reality; no matter how big or small the project. As our namesake suggests, The Lost Art of Construction prides itself on a traditional ‘hands on’ approach with a focus on quality and detail.

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“I was very satisfied with Matt’s service; I was extremely impressed with his work and his professionalism. So much so, that we will be following up with him shortly to get some more work done.”hot water systems

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Our highly personalised management style ensures we provide clients with an exemplary level of service tailored to your specific needs. We offer you the flexibility to build a design that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Our team of vastly experienced builders will listen to your needs and provide you with trustworthy advice and guidance to help you define your vision. Following ongoing collaboration and a comprehensive quotation, The Lost Art of Construction will ultimately deliver you a result that is centred on quality craftsmanship and operational transparency at a competitive price. Although our services are wide ranging, The Lost Art of Construction specialises in new building projects and providing solutions for bush fire prone areas and steep or challenging block sizes. As The Lost Art of Construction is based in Hornsby, on Sydney’s upper north shore they are well versed in the different bush fire regulations and restrictions that may be placed on different blocks of land in all areas of Sydney. As well as building new dream homes and extensions for clients in bush fire prone areas, The Lost Art of Construction is also very well known for building decks and pergolas that seamlessly integrate with your new or existing home. Decks and pergolas are a particularly popular addition to Sydney homes as they add value to your property and provide you with a wonderfully versatile new space to share with your family and friends, all year round. As a leading deck and pergola builder, The Lost Art of Construction can design and build you an outdoor retreat that seamlessly blends with your existing home.

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Matt's projects carry his own personal guarantee of workmanship and he treats every build as if it were one of his own.

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Matt Sullivan, Owner

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