Quality . Experience . Vision . Execution

Independent Building Solutions is one of Canberra's longest established building companies, building and extending homes in Canberra and surrounding areas for over 35 years. We are a family owned and operated a company, providing a traditional and personalised service that is rare today. 


To ensure this personalised service for our clients remains and that each project receives the care and individual undivided attention it deserves in both design and construction, we engage in a limited number of contracts each year. 


Paul Kennedy, the Company Directors, his supervisors and the fully qualified tradesmen are involved personally with each project, are on site regularly and are easily contactable to discuss your needs at any time.


Our success has been built on giving our clients what they want. As far as we are concerned, the job is not finished until the client is 100% satisfied.


Our clients are the most important part of every project. We cater to our clients and ensure they get exactly what they want. That’s why before each project is started we meet with the client and have a detailed conversation about the client's needs, their expectations, their timeline and budget. There are no hidden costs and surprises at IBS.


Please go to our Processes page for a detailed step by step guide.


Being in business since 1982, we have built up a strong relationship with both suppliers and subcontractors, have vast experience in all facets of the building industry, and of course a very long list of satisfied customers who can be your guarantee of our commitment to service and quality.


Building your new home or extending your current home is an exciting time for clients. IBS works toward making this process smooth and enjoyable as possible. That is why we provide each of our clients with a complete time management plan prior to the start of construction work.


Communication is a key factor for us and as a valued customer you will receive constant updates throughout every step of your project. We are personally available to take your call at any time during the project. 


"Experience Has Taught Us A Few Things”

We have come to realise the things that are most important to the homeowners over the years and feel that we can address the most important items.



1. Highest quality and standard of workmanship at all times.

2. A realistic job timeline - and we work to it, giving our clients a guaranteed start and finish date.

3. A free design service - cutting out the costly middleman by enabling you to deal directly with the builder and designer.

4. The financial security of a long established company being operated by licensed builders.

5. Ensure that what you want is what you get and within your budget

6. Having vast experience in this line of work we can guarantee that disruption to your lifestyle will be kept to a minimum.

7. Fully qualified tradespeople in all areas.

8. Quality control enabling you to keep within the budget - quality does not have to cost more

9. "Know how" is the key to value for money the priority. Most important - fixed priced lump sum contracts with no rise or fall.

10. Most important - fixed priced lump sum contracts with no rise or fall.

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Independent Building Solutions have done work for us on 4 occasions now over the past 10 years.

Firstly with a second storey extension, a bathroom renovation, a kitchen/laundry renovation and then a new alfresco outdoor area. We found them so easy to get along, fun to work with and the workmanship was excellent so we will continue to go back to them any time we need work done on our home.

Brian & Karen - Kambah

I was told about Paul from Independent Building Solutions by a colleague at work who had had a house built previously by them. Paul came and had a look at our house and helped us decide what was and wasn’t going to work for the extension we wanted to do.



The work they did was great and all the way through the helped us make decisions which made it easy and enjoyable. We just loved working with them and are very happy with our new house.

.Pete & Jenny - Duffy

The Independent Building Solutions boys built a new home for my parents, I met Paul, Hayden and Adam there one day when I called past to meet my mum and have a look at the new house being built.


I asked Paul if he would have a look at our house as we wanted to add an extra bedroom and bathroom. He came and had a look, gave us a few designs and cost ideas, we then met with the draftsman, got plans drawn and then we had what we wanted all finished about 9 months later. I would highly recommend them to anyone.


.Brad & Diana - Royalla


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"We are committed to delivering an outstanding service, one of which boasts superb communication and evident attention to detail"

Matt is a leading hand Carpenter and started with IBS as an apprentice in 2008.

Luke is a carpenter, he started with IBS an apprentice in 2013.