"It gives me great pleasure in providing this testimonial on behalf of Mark McDonald and the whole Cre8ive Building team. We began our new build project in early 2015 and spent considerable time deciding who to use as our builder.

Mark’s detailed quote, understanding of the challenges of the build, attention to detail and willingness to compromise and communicate clearly won our support. During the entire build, Mark and the team continued to communicate well, adjusted to difficult challenges, took exceptional pride in their work and craftsmanship and went above and beyond in an effort to deliver to us exactly what we wanted. They were a pleasure to deal with at all times and his team were honest, hardworking, tidy and efficient. The build was completed on time, within budget and of exceptional quality.

I have also been enormously impressed with the subsequent willingness and commitment to fix minor defects quickly and efficiently and the fact that Mark has volunteered to agree a maintenance program so that the house remains in great condition.I would have no hesitation in recommending Cre8ive Building."

Bilgola Resident

Having selected Walter Barda as our architect, we then turned our mind to find a builder who would deliver on a very complex project. We had to demolish a wonderful old beach house, retain materials for inclusion in our new build, construct two houses, side by side as a family complex that would create our long term living arrangements. Not only this, but we had to work through the myriad of issues that precede such an undertaking.

We selected Cre8ive as our builders and have been absolutely convinced that this was the best decision we could have made during this entire project. From the very start Mark came across as a great communicator, who always strove to deliver the very best he and his team could, possessing a terrific attitude, ensuring he understood what we were trying to achieve and regularly recommending options to improve aspects of the design and build.

Mark's team were a pleasure to deal with and every one of them represented Cre8ive with professionalism, skill and respect. They not only built houses that we are very proud to be living in, they were great company and downright good blokes.

I would have no hesitation in entrusting any building project to Mark and his team and they would be my first choice if we ever built again. In fact, I would wait until they were available to make sure they built it!

John and Sally Tolmie

We would like to thank Cre8ive Building Projects for an incredible outcome on a very challenging build that was completed in 2010. Mark and his team were meticulous in there approach and delivered a standard far beyond expectation. At all times his attention to detail was paramount and the finished building is a reflection of his exacting standards. He worked with the architect extremely well and when issues arose he was both creative in suggesting improvements and methodical in problem solving. He employs professional, reliable workers and the foreman/carpenter who worked on our project was a true craftsman.

We found Mark to be an extremely honest man and I cannot recommend him and his work highly enough. We would not hesitate either in using him again or in recommending him to anyone who wants a high quality build.

Property Owners

You simply will not find a better company or better people to deal with.
Mark McDonald, the owner of Cre8ive Building Projects, and two of his team of carpenters, Daniel C and Cameron B (who essentially built our home), are honest, easy to deal with, reliable and craftsmen of the highest quality. There seems to be nothing they cannot do on the constructions site, nor any building problem they cannot solve. They took the stress out of a very difficult build and gave us a home of the finest quality.

Please feel free to contact me through Mark if you have any questions or for any further references.

Denise and Alan Leith

We selected Cre8ive Building Projects because Mark was able to interpret our ideas and convert them into a design reality. Mark and his team are meticulous professionals with a real eye for detail. He and his team deliver high quality, on time on budget solutions. We recommend Cre8ive for any building requirements.

Thanks Mark for making our dreams come true.


It is with great pleasure that I give a reference for work to Cre8tive Building and your team of tradesman.

From the time we met, right through to finalizing the project, and importantly the after building defect elimination, you and your team have been nothing short of sensational. I have built several homes in the Sydney area, and you are by far the best and most professional building team I have used, and needless to say will continue using for my development business.

Thanks again for all your support, and I can’t wait to get started on our next project. I would be more than happy to speak with your prospective clients if they have any specific questions.


Victor Guerrero

When we made the decision to commence our second demolition and rebuild it was with some hesitation. Our first experience in 2002 was not a positive one as we had significant issues with our builder. For our second project, our architect, Walter Barda, recommended Mark to us and we can say without any hesitation that the entire experience was a stress free and positive one.

Mark delivered the project, a 450 m2 steel and timber beach-house, within time and largely within budget (any small overrun was totally our doing). We found Mark to be an absolute perfectionist with regards to his craftsmanship and attention to detail. He and his team were reliable, honest and highly skilled. There were several occasions during the build where Mark sacrificed some of his fees to ensure the project was built to his desired standards. Mark’s project management and problem solving ability is also impressive.

We would have great pleasure in recommending Mark for any future projects. Mark and his team have the integrity and professionalism that would ensure that any project he took on would be a success.

Yours sincerely,

Philip and Julie McCann
6 Orana Road
Mona Vale NSW 2103
Phone 9979 6964

We had fabulous architectural plans for a three-storey modern beach house overlooking the ocean and we needed an equally great builder. That builder was Mark McDonald. From start to finish Mark was professional and a pleasure to work with. He took care to consider the plans and our requirements. His craftsmanship as a carpenter and cabinetmaker came together in a high quality result that we are both very proud of. The intricacies of the plan and the difficulty in construction were considerable and Mark handled it all with ease and good humour. If you are after an extremely competent and quality-minded builder we highly recommend Mark McDonald

Julie and Graeme Blockley
Mona Vale

People told me i was crazy to start renovating whilst i was 8 months pregnant, but upon meeting Mark he put our minds at ease and gave us some great input for our new design.

Donna recommended Mark and the Cre8tive team and she couldn't speak highly enough about them, i have to agree. The whole Cre8ive team are so passionate about their work it shows in the quality and craftsmanship that they deliver.

Marks communication is fantastic, he always gave us options that suited our budget whilst never dropping the quality of product or standard of work.

It was a pleasure to work with the Cre8ive team, nothing was a problem, they couldn't do enough for us. Their knowledge and workmanship is second to none. They have given us a home that we love.

I highly recommend Cre8ive Building Projects to anyone who wants a stress free and pleasurable building experience.

Vitina Bressington