Gus and his team of professional and skilled builders have worked on many projects of mine including commercial building extensions & renovations, home improvements, large scale renovations, restaurant furniture, driveways and everything else in between. Over the last 5 years Freshwater Builders have organised projects from start to finish with amazing communication, care and results.  They are reliable, organised, detailed, hard working all whilst having the ability to create the work you envision. Everything you want from your builder & more. No hesitation in recommending Freshwater Designer Builders for any work.

James Burman


I had some work recently completed by Angus and his team May 2023, this included a renovated bathroom, laundry and bedroom with walk in closet. In 2022 I met with Angus several times and he produced computer images of what the work would look like. The team had everything organised for us, we would go to different suppliers and showrooms and pick the items we wanted. Once the work started it was a very smooth process, we knew which trades would be coming and when.

We are very happy with the overall finish, we now have 3 very functional spaces that meet the needs of a busy family, the flow of the overall home works better as well. The scheduled payments also helped as you were making regular payments whilst the build was occurring. The team did a great job in cleaning up once the work was completed. I would highly recommend Angus and his team as they are effective communicators, they listen and collaborate with you and they co-ordinate the tradesman which makes the job much easier. We will be getting further works done and will use Freshwater Builders to do that work for us.

Jason Mook


Angus, from Freshwater Designer Builders, planned and coordinated the upgrade to our 70’s style, alternative, handmade house. This was a challenging task due to the original unconventional build.  Angus did a great job and successfully managed to blend the renovations with the existing style to preserve the character of our home. The build was very well managed. Contract documentation was thorough.  Angus was professional, easy to communicate with and patient.  Any queries or problems were responded to and resolved quickly.  His team stuck to the timeline, and were skilled, efficient and friendly workers.

Overall, we were happy with the quality of the build and the time to construct. Highly recommended!

Anni Rigg

Rossville Bloomfield Road

We contracted Freshwater Design Builders to construct a carport on the front of our home at Trinity Beach.  Working with Angus Warnock in the planning phase was an absolute pleasure.  He ensured the new designs blended perfectly with the existing structure, while providing a very functional space for housing a caravan and 4WD.  Using Euro Wood cladding for the parapet and ceiling ensured a modern and maintenance free finish.   During the planning phase Angus was very accommodating to our needs and professionally negotiated all the approval processes required through the Council and Body Corporation.    The quality of the build was excellent and full credit to Mitchell and his team for a great job. The build was done with minimum disruption to our everyday life and was completed on time.  Both Sue and I would highly recommend Freshwater Design Builders to any potential client.

Tony and Sue Fuller

Trinity Beach

I engaged Angus and his team to renovate my kitchen, 2 bathrooms and other needed bits and pieces along the way. Could not be happier with the end result. Angus and his team are professional and easy to deal with, work was on time, on budget and the result is fabulous! Highly recommend this crew – and added bonus – they’re a small business and local!

Michelle Raftus


I had the pleasure of working with Angus of Freshwater Designer Builders on the renovation of our ‘Old Queenslander’ style home, at 10 Sexton Street, Aeroglen, commencing August 2014 through to completion in February 2015.

Throughout the course of the renovation, Angus was a consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our project.

Our job was done with care and precision, always taking into consideration what was contained in the well set-out contract, ensuring the contract was adhered to at all times. He has the rare ability to both listen and advise in equal measure, co-ordinate all aspects of the project with little fuss and is timely with deadlines.

We recommend Angus and his team without hesitation. He produced high quality workmanship, whilst being sympathetic to the period style of our home.

Each individual tradesman that worked on our renovation were highly skilled in what they did, worked in a professional and courteous manner and always cleaned up after themselves!

Angus gave honest opinions and ideas and when problems arose (as they do in building projects), they were quickly resolved. We’ve ended up with a stunning renovation, all delivered with the professionalism you would expect of a tradesman many years older than Angus.

Angus also gave us advice when we needed to decide on a design or select a building product.

Angus was very approachable and always willing to carry out work to meet our needs. If any variations/issues arose, he was able to quickly inform me of the issues and how to resolve them.

His attention to Workplace Health & Safety was a high priority for Angus and his team during our renovation.

In summary, I can recommend Angus highly and without reservation. The work on our renovation that was carried out was to a very high quality and would not hesitate, and have, recommended him to anyone who requires renovation work.

Stephen Roy

10 Sexton street, Aeroglen

I was recently fortunate to employ Angus Warnock, of Freshwater Designer Builder, to renovate my property in Cairns. I undertook this project as an Owner/Builder, and employed Angus and his team to complete the required work. The project commenced in March 2014 and was completed in June 2015, and I was extremely satisfied with the end result, as well as Angus’s conduct throughout the project.

Formal contracts were in place throughout all stages of the project, and these were adhered to at all times. Whenever any issues/variations arose with the project, Angus was very prompt in his communication and ensured that I was provided with options in order to rectify the issue.

All work was completed to a very high standard. In addition, I found Angus to be very approachable and knowledgeable and he was willing to provide professional advice in order to best meet my needs.   Angus ensured that all workplace health and safety requirements were adhered to and took relevant precautions to ensure the safety of his team.

Overall, I was very satisfied with Angus’s work and would not hesitate to utilise him again or recommend him to others seeking construction work.

Nicole Wren

125 Martyn street Cairns