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Our philosophy

Our philosophy is simple. We help make family homes meet their full potential – better aesthetics; increased functionality; more comfort; higher property value; and on trend.

Whether you are building a new home, renovating your existing one or simply adding a new feature such as a deck and pergola, we take the time to listen, consult and innovate when designing and building a solution that directly corresponds with your needs and budget.

Our team

Headed by owner and operator, Matthew Sullivan, our team counts professionalism, friendliness and integrity as key attributes. Our collective, easy-going and personable nature allows us to form strong, positive working relationships with our clients to ensure 100% satisfaction with the end result. Dealing with owner, operator and working builder Matthew throughout every stage of your project, our small and reliable team will work tirelessly to ensure that the end product exceeds your expectations.

Our difference

As our namesake suggests, The Lost Art of Construction utilises a traditional ‘hands on’ approach with a focus on quality and detail. With a deep respect and passion for our craft, we take pride in each and every project we undertake. The Lost Art of Construction evokes the old world charm of our trade and all that it represents. Combining this with modern techniques and contemporary design we create truly special homes.

A dynamic combination of first class experience, high skill level, strong buying power, reliability and a hands on management style substantiates The Lost Art of Construction’s reputation as one of Sydney’s leading builders for renovations, extensions, decks, pergolas and new homes.

Our principles

Just as a high level of skill is important when renovating, building, or adding a new feature to your home, so too are the principles of operation. We are uncompromising in our mission to always provide honest upfront pricing, open and transparent channels of communication, realistic scheduling and a worksite that is both efficient and well-kept. Timely results and quality outcomes are our core focus.

Our speciality

Although our services are wide ranging, we specialize 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 we 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 gained notoriety and a great reputation building deck and pergolas for families all over Sydney. Decks and pergolas are a particularly popular addition to Sydney homes, as not only do they add value to your property, they also 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, we can design and build you an outdoor retreat that seamlessly blends with your existing home.

Our credentials

As a member of relevant industry bodies, including HIA and MBA, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. All work is completed by fully trained, professional tradesmen in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian standards.


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