Seb and Amy discuss their extension project on their federation style home in Mayfield in 2018

Tracy and Lisa discuss their experience using Walkom Constructions for a knock down rebuild of 2x townhouse units in Islington in 2017. See where Architect Tracy rates Walkom amongst other builders in Newcastle and Sydney.

Hear what first time renovator Kirsty had to say about getting in touch with Walkom Constructions after she had another builder disappear with her money and leave an unsafe home behind.

studio dot logo

I met Chris in 2016 and have collaborated with him on different building designs.

I find him to be very professional and he has a sound building knowledge.

Chris has his clients best interests at heart and has always been happy to offer information and advice.

Steele Olney

Registered Architect

Walkom Constructions is known to our firm through his construction of major extensions to a large historic residence.

Chris’ workmanship and attention to detail was excellent. The construction program was managed well and the site was kept clean and tidy at all times.

I found Chris to be professional in his dealing with us and the client, and would highly recommend him to anyone planning on building.

Charles de Beer

Accredited Building Designer

Chris and his team at Walkom are excellent communicators and this was a key contributor to an enjoyable process and successful outcome. The online platform gave us visibility of project progress at all times, one place for communication, photo updates (fantastic when we don’t live in Newcastle) and effective means of communicating variations and their approval.

Chris was very responsive to our queries, we had regular site visits and he was patient and attentive to our feedback and input. Chris and his team have high attention to detail and are committed to achieving a quality build. Any issues were resolved quickly and effectively. It was a joy working with him and his team. We enjoyed it thoroughly and will miss Chris’s company.

Chris’s team of subcontractors were helpful, professional and committed to quality.

What words would you use to describe Walkom Constructions?

Awesome, highly professional, committed to quality and outstanding communicators. Tracy is an architect in Sydney and works with many builders – Walkom is one of very best.

Walkom respects quality design and architecture. Highly constructive and great problem solvers.

Tracy and Lisa Vincent:

T.Vincent Design

The communication from Chris was excellent. He kept us informed of progress and planned activities and advised us when changes to planned dates for activities or milestones needed to be adjusted and why this was happening. They did things when they said they would. The trades and contractors were neat and cleaned up after themselves. They ensured the site was safe and secure at all times

What words would you use to describe Walkom Constructions?

Well organised, actually provided a quote when asked, turned up on time, responded to our requests, customer focused, ensured we were happy with the project outcome and very friendly.

What advice would you give to someone who was thinking of building, renovating or extending?

Go with a builder who is customer focussed and wants to meet your needs, has good feedback from clients and is willing to work with you when it is necessary to vary the design to achieve a better result.

Gary and Winnie Andrews

Hamilton East

Modern house kitchen

Walkom Constructions managed 2 major projects for me in 2015. The design and build of a 2 story office block and a major renovation of our family home

Chris was in charge of managing everything from design to final handover.

He managed these tasks very well and kept us informed of progress throughout.

Chris comes highly recommended and I would engage Walkom Constructions again for any required work.

Tom Cavanagh

Walkom Constructions completed a renovation on my property in Merewether Heights from April to June 2015
The renovation was for a cosmetic/decorative revival of our home, which we will be placing on the market. The project involved stripping the inside wallpaper, construction of custom built in wardrobes, re-lining 25% of the walls with new plasterboard, installing new fans, lighting and switches, restoring timber floors, painting throughout, installing new plantation shutters and new carpet to the bedrooms, as well as many other smaller jobs.
The entire process was delightful, the project was run on time and on budget, and Chris immediately and effectively resolved any concerns or issues that arose.

Chris managed to keep the job site clean and consistently communicated with me extremely well, especially before any changes occurred, or if any trades needed to reschedule the works. Chris was only ever a phone call away; he was consistently involved in planning, and designing and answered all of my many questions, which he encouraged. Chris was always very trustworthy and cared about the result of the project as if it was his own home.

I am 100% certain that the money we put toward the renovation was a great investment as our asking price for the property is now well above the original asking price plus renovation costs.
I have no hesitation in recommending Walkom Constructions for building work and they would be my first point of contact for any future works. The house looks great- thank you to Chris and his team


Walkom Constructions completed a bathroom and internal renovation for me. The work was to a very high standard and was completed within the timeframe we agreed upon. The trades men were all friendly and made sure they tidied up the work are before they went home each day. I would definitely use Walkom Constructions again and highly recommend them.


From the minute go, Chris made everything very easy! He helped us enormously with the planning stage and explained how everything would work and could give us variations in costs based on our ideas. In saying this- his costs are very competitive!
He worked out a timeline for the job, and kept us informed each step of the way.
Chris and his team completed the job in superb timing and with perfect finishes. All the trades they contracted in (electrical, plumbing and tiler) were wonderful also.
We can’t thank Chris and his team enough for the job the did renovating our laundry. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else now, and will be contacting them when we are ready for our bathroom and kitchen renovations!
Top job guys- we LOVE our new laundry!


Excellent communication and tradesman ship. They came when they said, or rang to make new appointment. Organised other trades and materials and generally kept me informed of what was happening. The work was carried out efficiently, and the job tidied each day. Finishes were superb


Walkom Constructions worked hand in hand with me to provide the best outcome possible. They questioned and inquired any outstanding issues and resolved them to perfection. They are a very experienced team of carpenters who take pride in their work.

What impressed me the most about Chris Walkom was his character. Contractors with integrity are hard to find these days. He was meticulous, kept all of his commitments and the job was completed as scheduled.

I highly recommend him for his extremely high degree of customer service and his commendable work ethic.

We wanted our bathrooms to be renovated for a long time but did not have any ideas in which design. We made an appointment with Chris. He gave us various ideas that convinced us quickly. We decided on a more modern design. I liked that he gave us various options to meet our budget. We chose the accessories and 2 weeks later the team started renovating our bathrooms.

I am really happy that they did just everything and I did not have to worry about anything. They took out the old bathroom and took care of the disposal. After only 1,5 weeks the bathroom renovation was done. One shower screen was delivered a little later, but since we had two bathrooms, that was no problem.


Just like to highly Recommend Walkom constructions to anyone out there looking for bathroom/kitchen reno’s. Had these boys around to freshen up my tired old bathroom and kitchen. They went above and beyond my expectation. Everything went smoothly and on time with awesome workmanship! Thanks again boys!!! I am a very happy customer !


I was a First time ‘renovator’ – A single parent, working full-time and did not want any part of a “DIY”! I did want to involve a local architect, builder & trades. Unfortunately, enquiries were disappointing in their lack of response or interest.

Then I came across the Walkom Constructions website, and liked what I saw. I had a reply to my enquiry & call within 24hrs.

From my first contact with Chris and his team, I was impressed with their professionalism and experience. Their enthusiasm for and commitment to my ideas & budget was reassuring. Scheduling from start to finish of the project was also a critical consideration for us.

There was great project management from Walkom Constructions & their quality trades, from pre-planning right through to completion.
I liked the way they took 100% responsibility for the project, but always in full consultation and collaboration with myself. They took care of everything, but I was always in control and direction at all times.

The Client portal was fabulous – 24/7 access and communication to the project on every level. I always knew what was going on every step of the way.

Quality workmanship & excellent attention to detail, together with all those little extra’s to resolve the unexpected and make your vision happen.

My project always ran to schedule apart from the common unavoidable reno contingencies – eg. an extended period of wet weather just after the roof was off! And all those little ‘surprises’ that come with stripping older homes! Regardless, whatever the contingency, my Site Foreman was awesome in resolving the issue and managing everything to get it back on schedule.

Apart from that, the whole project was relatively ’stress free’ – Walkom Constructions made everything so much easier than I had expected.

Love the finished product! Love coming home at the end of the working day! Wonderful comments from friends & family, but also with the locals who lived the journey & watched the ’transformation’ from Day 1 – many have stopped since to chat – a lovely ‘post” reno surprise!
I would recommend Walkom Constructions if you are thinking of renovating without the DIY – will definitely use them again in future!

~ Heather –Hasluck Drive Rankin Park

Now that our house is finished we couldn’t be happier with our new home. Everyone comments on the dramatic changes to the house. A lot of imagination and good advice went into achieving the result. Thanks to all the team at Walkom Constructions for the hard work and advice that created what was achieved here.
John and Mami

~ Carrington Parade New Lambton