Sheldon Lieberman

Ben not only builds with extreme precision and quality, he's capable of fast problem solving and innovative ideas. Add to that a respectful, upbeat team who are a pleasure to have around, plus a price that came in way under budget, and you have one very happy client.

Ocean Shores Country Club

From its inception and brief, Swell Building were instrumental in designing and building a front deck that has captured the Ocean Shores Country Club’s iconic spectacular panoramic ocean views.  Our Members, local community and visitors are unanimous in their commendations about sitting back and enjoying a drink or watching whales jump from this amazing vantage point.  Ben and his vibrant team were courteous, underlining their professionalism, workmanship, and attention to detail.  Importantly the construction was completed in a timely manner and our Club continued to function throughout the project with minimal if any discomfort to our membership.

Anyone embarking on the process of appointing a Builder, you are invited to come up to the Country Club and see for yourself.

James Cotter, Chairman Ocean Shores Country Club

Banya Bath House

I started using Swell Building in 2019 and they have been working on all of my projects from commercial enterprises to my family home ever since.  Ben and the team are dedicated, reliable and committed to delivery of the best result.  I continually use Swell Building and as a result I recommend them for any project.

Brendan Lawless, owner Banya Bath House and Mullumbimby Hotel

Palm Beach

I appointed Ben Kelso and his team of Swell Building to construct our family beach house in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. It was a pleasure to deal with Ben and his team as they were always very friendly, honest and displayed a culture of very hard work interspersed with good humour.

Their reliability and quality of work is of a very high standard which gives them the advantage of achieving a quality finish to the end product. They are flexible when needed, certainly proactive and capable of suggesting practical solutions where or when required. They maintained an organised and clean worksite and their contractors all buy into their culture of hard work and humour.

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Swell Building for any project.

Neale & Barbara Tucker.


Working with Ben and the Swell team was an absolute delight. Nothing seemed too much trouble and their attention to detail and craftsmanship was outstanding. The building site was left clean and tidy EVERY day - something the guys prided themselves on. The specialised tradies they used were also fabulous and we have engaged several of them on other projects. We have recommended Swell to friends and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them again. Our cottage is stunning!

Sue and Graeme James, Owners

Brunswick Heads

The team at Swell Building have completed numerous jobs for us over the years, from renovations to building a new house and they have always been extremely friendly, reliable and shown an eye to detail. Their craftmanship is like no other.

All the Swell Building team have been more than happy to work with me and interpret my design ideas to make them into a reality. I would highly recommend engaging Swell Building for any of your future building projects.

Priscilla & Arjen van den Broek

New Brighton

We engaged Swell Building to build our home in New Brighton in early 2020. I cannot speak highly enough of Ben and his team and all the trades that we used.  The build ran smoothly, communication throughout the process was spot on and the final result, is a stunning home built extremely well.  Probably the biggest compliment I have for Swell is the attention to all the little details, it makes such a big difference to the final product.  The other big plus is the standard of the carpentry was exceptional.  I would happily recommend them to anyone.

Rian & Kylie Kratzke


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0417 614 466