A Local Master Builder Committed to the Canberra Community

Established in 2017, Forte Building Group is owned and operated by Jock McDonnell – a proud Canberra local. Jock is a qualified carpenter and licensed Canberra builder, as well as a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Jock and his team have the ability to work on a wide range of residential building projects in Canberra and surrounding NSW.

As a local business, Jock and the team at Forte Building Group are committed to providing the Canberra community with quality building outcomes and exceptional service. We believe in developing young staff (we currently have 3 apprentices)  and sourcing our materials from local suppliers. Away from the business, Jock and the team enjoy playing and watching sport.

Our Mission

  • To conduct ourselves in an honest, transparent and respectful manner.
  • To stay abreast of the latest building materials, technologies and practices.
  • To uphold the standards of the Master Builders Association (MBA).
  • To set the benchmark for residential building work in Canberra, Queanbeyan and regional NSW.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients and the general public.
  • To use sustainable or eco-friendly building materials wherever possible (budget permitting).

Our Value Proposition

Forte Building Group is proud of the value it provides clients in Canberra and surrounding NSW.

  • We’re a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) – member
  • We comply with all building and environmental regulations in Canberra and NSW, as well as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
  • We’re a privately-owned Canberra builder with a proven track record – we strive for building excellence at all times.
  • Our team works with a wide range of building materials, including timber, brick, concrete, stone, steel and glass.
  • We don’t compromise on Workplace Health and Safety (WHS).
  • We strive to source our building materials from local suppliers in Canberra.

Locations we service in Canberra and NSW

Our qualified building team services the following locations in and around Canberra.

  • Belconnen
  • Braidwood
  • Bungendore
  • Canberra City
  • Ginninderry
  • Googong
  • Gungahlin
  • Hall
  • Jerrabomberra
  • Molonglo Valley
  • Murrumbateman
  • Queanbeyan
  • North Canberra
  • South Canberra
  • South Coast
  • Sutton
  • Tharwa
  • Tuggeranong
  • Weston Creek
  • Woden Valley
  • Yass

Useful Home Building Links – Canberra

the building process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. The following links provide important information from the ACT Government in relation to home building.

To learn more about Forte Building Group and the services it provides in Canberra, please call Jock McDonnell on 0403 695 253, or email jock@fortebuildinggroup.com.au.