A Local Canberra Builder Focused on Quality and Service

Forte Building Group is a leading Canberra master builder* specialising in new homes, extensions and renovations. Owner Jock McDonnell – a qualified carpenter and licensed builder – is the driving force behind Forte Building Group. Jock and his team provide a one-stop shop for residential building services in the Canberra, Queanbeyan and Yass regions.

At Forte Building Group, we ensure that every project is completed on time and on budget – without compromising on quality. As experienced Canberra builders, we use only professional labour and quality materials. Whether you’re seeking to build a new home or renovate an existing one, you’re in safe hands with Forte Building Group.

* Member of Master Builders Association (MBA) – membership no: 15584

Why Forte Building Group?

  • As a fully insured Canberra builder, we guarantee all our work.
  • We’re licensed to build in both the ACT (licence: 2020241) and NSW (licence: 370846C).
  • We employ only experienced tradespeople, subcontractors and registered apprentices.
  • We’re a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA) – member
  • We comply with all construction standards outlined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
  • We work collaboratively with clients, architects, designers and building certifiers.
  • We’re committed to sustainable building practices.
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+25 Years Experience

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Best Builders

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An Overview of our Residential Building Services in Canberra

Forte Building Group provides a wide range of residential building services in the greater Canberra region. All our work (labour and materials) is fully guaranteed.

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New Homes

When it comes to building a new home in Canberra, you can depend on Forte Building Group. Jock and the team are renowned for their creative designs, quality workmanship and full transparency. As a master builder in Canberra, Jock will ensure that your home vision becomes a reality.
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Bathroom Renovations

Forte Building Group is renowned for its functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom renovations in Canberra. Whether you desire a rain shower, coloured concrete sink, backlit mirror or statement wall, our highly-skilled Canberra builders have you covered.
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Knockdown Rebuilds

Knockdown rebuilds are popular in many of Canberra’s established suburbs. Forte Building Group takes care of the knockdown rebuild process from start to finish. We organise the necessary government approvals and traffic management plans, as well as the demolition itself.
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Kitchen Renovations

Jock and the team provide a complete kitchen renovation service in Canberra. We’ll help you select a design that suits your budget, lifestyle and general décor. As a qualified carpenter, Jock will ensure that your cabinets and benchtops are finished to the highest standards.
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Home Renovations & Extensions

Canberra renovation and extension builders don’t come any better than Forte Building Group. If you’re seeking to renovate or extend your home, our team will ensure that your home renovation / extension matches the existing décor and complies with all regulations in Canberra.
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Got a question?

Looking for a customised quote or have questions? Contact us and one of our experienced builders can assist you further.

Let’s talk about your next project

For more information on our building services, please call Jock McDonnell in Canberra on 0403 695 253, or send us an email.