What is a Tangram? What does our logo represent?

The Tangram is reputed to have been invented in China in the Song Dynasty and then brought to the rest of the world on trading ships in the early 19th century. It is a dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes, called tans, which are pieced together to form different shapes. It is thought that there are upwards of 6500 possible combinations. Designing a home is much like the process of solving a Tangram puzzle. Each client approaches us with their own unique puzzle and we help to put the pieces together to solve it.

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Our Philosophy

  • Habitually taking pride in the quality of even the tiniest detail of our work will lead to excellence.
  • Our integrity is everything, and comes from delivering on every promise and doing all we can to help our clients achieve their life goals.
  • Open communication and constructive collaboration are essential ingredients in every one of our client and partner relationships.
  • Innovation is non-negotiable – we must always look to design and build beyond the ordinary, using new products and materials, and drawing architectural inspiration from around the world.
  • Our People

    Darren Turner > Director

    A carpenter by trade, Darren has over 20 years’ professional experience, spanning almost every facet of the building industry. With a lifetime love of designing and building unique, architecturally inspired homes, his attention to detail and demand for quality workmanship sets him aside as one of South Australia’s most respected builders.

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    Peter Turner > Director

    Peter has a wealth of management and administrative experience, having spent 15 years in Melbourne as an IT specialist for several multi-national corporations before joining TEK. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at TEK, ensuring the company’s systems work seamlessly and efficiently, which in turn helps us deliver clients optimum service.

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    Esther Brodde > Client Services Manager

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    Tarleah Lamont > Accounts & Project Admin

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    Michael Reynolds > Senior Designer

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    Matt Brown > Site Supervisor

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    Carmine Calabrese > Site Supervisor

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    Loretta Vincent > Accounts Admin

  • Testimonials

    A job well done. Everything went to plan. I think Darren & Peter put a lot of effort into this home. Thank you very much.

    Tammy & Mick Myers

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    TEK Building & Design produced a quality extension, on time, on budget and maintained excellent communication with us throughout the process. We have had many friends comment on the quality of finish & request referral details for friends of theirs. TEK has created a service & quality that does not exist with other building companies.

    David & Sally Salter

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    We highly recommend TEK Building & Design. Darren & Peter Turner are friendly and professional and their attention to detail on our house renovation was above and beyond our expectations. We are thrilled with our renovation and have no hesitation in recommending TEK Building & Design to anyone undertaking a renovation.

    Mark & Cathy Vaughan

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    We have built several other houses with other builders and we were not looking forward to going through the process again. However working with Darren & Peter and all of the staff & contractors with TEK was a great, stress free, enjoyable experience. The few minor issues were addressed and solved quickly and happily. Thank you Darren & Peter for a great new home.

    David O’Donnell & Jill Dandridge

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    We had a very positive experience working with the TEK team. The attention to detail and genuine interest in the project were exceptional and communication excellent. We would highly recommend TEK Building & Design to anyone looking to renovate/extend or build quality homes

    Sophie & Bart De Keulenaer

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    We met with Darren and Peter to discuss building our family home and after having spent considerable time with other builders we quickly knew TEK was going to be the right builder for us. They understood what we were looking for and devoted personal enthusiasm into the development of our project. As a custom home builder, throughout the building process we were treated like we were their only client and the house received fantastic attention to detail. We are thrilled with the end result and the integrity of the team at TEK can be confirmed by their after sales service. We would definitely build with TEK again.

    Scott and Gayle Marshall

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    Darren and Peter made renovating very easy.They each dealt with any issues quickly and efficiently. From the start, the build ran very smoothly. Particularly, we are very pleased with the quality of the materials used and the addition has been finished off beautifully. Everyday we are enjoying our new addition.

    The Mahoney Sisters

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    Our experience with Darren, Peter, Matt and the team at TEK was excellent. We absolutely love our new dwelling and it is everything we had ever dreamed of when we began the process of renovating and building nearly 18 months ago. TEK have created a space for us that we are proud to call home. The layout is perfect for us and the quality and fixtures are superb. We love to simply be there and entertain our family and friends, and after having no kitchen for nearly 2 years… that’s certainly a highlight! On time, on budget, and now, on with living in it! Thanks to TEK and their wider team of professional suppliers and trades.

    Callie & Nick Fergusson

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    We engaged TEK Building to build our dream house and they didn’t disappoint. From the outset we knew we had chosen the right builder. Working with a custom builder we were able to put own stamp on the project and with help from the team at TEK we were able to design and create a home that was both functional and beautiful to live in. The quality of their trades was very high and we felt comfortable working with and communicating with the on site supervisors throughout the project build. We love living in our home and feel very lucky to have chosen a builder like TEK Building and Design.

    Grant Inberg & Jo Watson

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    TEK delivered us two beautifully built homes on time and within budget! Absolutely loved working with the TEK team from start to finish and can’t recommend them highly enough!!

    Lee & Nick May

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    Peter & the TEK Team, Thanks for a great team effort in creating our new home. We love it! From the up front push to getting it all locked and loaded, to the support and advice through the build, it has been a positive journey and a fantastic result. We are happy and confident in recommending the TEK Team! Thanks Nick & Lex.

    Nick & Alexa Carr