We engaged Creative Building Services last year (based on recommendations from numerous people) to successfully manage the development and construction of our new residence in Yarralumla.

Building a home can be a traumatic experience especially for novices such as ourselves, but we are happy to confirm that this has not been the case. We found the Creative Building Services team, led by John Katsanevakis, to be reassuring and helpful, displaying outstanding initiative in managing all expectations.

It has been particularly pleasing that they were able to build our new home within a tight time schedule, overcoming a number of hurdles and maintaining costs in line with the budget.

The Creative Building Services Team offer a service which is quite unique in that they were able to provide solutions and not problems during the construction phase.

We have found John, Joe and Alan Martin to be individuals with high integrity and morals, at all times conducting themselves in a highly professional manner and showing great patience and thoughtfulness during the construction phase. They are definitely a team that I would like to do business with again in the future.

For our family this move represents a new era and the final stage of our relocation back to the Canberra Region. I am proud to say that the response from all members of my family has been overwhelmingly positive with regards to our new home.

John and his team have demonstrated extremely high standards, delivering a home beyond our expectations. They have successfully provided us with a creative and dynamic environment to live in taking into consideration the different facets of our lifestyle.

I have no hesitation in recommending Creative Building Services for the construction of your new home.


As an engineer I am exposed to builders on a daily basis, and I work with some very, very good builders.

When it came to building my own family home I felt John Katsanevakis from Creative Building Service was one who offered the whole package – honesty, creativity, quality and practicality. He has exemplary building talents and an enviable reputation to go with them, yet he is a humble man to deal with. As his client, John listened very carefully to our needs and wants throughout all stages. There were no unexpected surprises from John, just client satisfaction.