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.


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.

  • Our People

    Esther Brodde > Client Services Manager

  • Our People

    Carmine Calabrese > Site Supervisor

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    Loretta Wooffindin > Accounts Admin

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    Bec Sutton > Senior Drafter

  • 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

  • Testimonials

    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