Quality, innovation, and architectural detail lie at the heart of TCON. Founded by Tim Walker in 2012, these key principles have carried through from Tim’s formative years as a carpenter to form the DNA of TCON. Tim’s love for architecture and his extreme eye for detail, ensures that each of his projects are reviewed thoroughly prior to the construction phase, guaranteeing exceptional results
With a permanent workforce of over 20 employees, we are a strongly systems and technology-based company, designed from the ground up to be able to take on a large number of high-end residential projects at one time.
We are focused on the continued professional development of all our staff and recognise the importance of transparency, clear communication and close relationships.
This extends to our relationships with clients and project partners as it is our ultimate goal to exceed expectations, continue relationships past handover, finish on or before contract end dates and stay true to budget.
Priding ourselves on renovating heritage homes with contemporary extensions or building unique homes from scratch, we can produce homes catered just for you and your needs.
We take pride in the work we do, and are personally accountable throughout the whole process, with Tim and the team working collaboratively to ensure the optimal outcome is always achieved right down to the finest of details.
If we find something that doesn’t look right in the set of documentation, then we are happy to let you know about it before it’s too late.
All projects are run by our highly qualified Construction team, working closely and collaboratively with Tim, our Registered Builder. Our team are all up to date with the latest industry specifications, codes and practices and will achieve the exact, architectural results you require.
Our knowledgeable team have an extensive hands-on understanding of the industry. We are experts in large scale architectural renovations, extensions and custom new builds which is why your home is best suited to TCON.
We know how to build fast and efficient project schedules, set goals and targets to get you a finished result quicker than most other builders, whilst ensuring all the architectural details are met and achieved.
We are honest and transparent in our approach, and pride ourselves on positive customer involvement, even for those difficult conversations.
To build trust, we take the time to involve clients in important decisions to make the process as clear as possible. The construction journey ahead then becomes transparent with no hidden surprises.
Progress reports and updates are regular and contact is constant, meaning we are only ever an email or phone call away.
We keep you up-to-date with our Client Portal that has schedules, daily logs, photos, message board, contract details and everything you want to keep up with the journey.
Quality workmanship is hard to find these days and we go to great efforts to ensure that high standards are always met and exceeded.
We have developed a trusted team of contractors and trades to bring you the best balance of quality in workmanship and overall value for money.
We have developed our own detailed systems and are extremely thorough and transparent with our costing, invoicing and all technological systems to ensure you receive exactly what you’ve asked for.
The devil is in the detail and it’s all the same with building. We work with some of Melbourne’s best architects and clients to ensure that a vision is honoured and justified through excellent collaboration with state-of-the-art building practices.
In our experience the little things matter, and often make all the difference, so this is why our relationships with the Architect matters. When we work together, we think of everything as a team to ensure we deliver as promised
Our technological and systems background allows us to control your project and understand where we are at financially, contractually and ensure your job schedule is on track at all times. We utilise technology to its full potential and with advancements ongoing, are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to ensure we are one step ahead of the game.
Yes, TCON is known as a Basement Builder because of our high level experience in building large basements. We only build a “dry basement” which means it is not a damp space, even if it’s just for car storage, we would highly recommend keeping your basement dry, feel free to contact us and Tim will explain the reasons behind this.
Our main basement construction would be bored piers, capping beam and shotcrete walls. Other basement construction methods involve Dincel walls which, at 200mm thick, are waterproof and core filled with steel and concrete. We don’t recommend using blockwork in a basement as the waterproofing membranes that sit behind can break down easily and the area to work in is confined when trying to correctly waterproof the walls and can create issues later on and when backfilled.
A typical basement should take 14-16 weeks to construct, depending on the size and if we are hit with Melbourne’s cold and wet winters.
This all depends on where in the journey you currently are. If you’ve got a full set of documentation and specifications then we can price your project straight away and let you know of a commencement date. This process takes about 4 weeks to price and if all is in order, the job will start about 6 weeks later.
If you don’t have any plans as yet, we can point you in the right direction of some great architects depending on the type of project you want to build and the location.
The planning permit stage (When dealing with Heritage) takes roughly 6 – 9 months, followed by the Building documentation stage which is another 6 – 9 months following approval. Be prepared for a 12 – 18 month period of design before your build will begin.