Personal experiences from our valued customers

“Our sincere thanks to you, Sven Margraf Construction for a job well done. This is our first home, and we appreciate the all hard work and care you put into it. From start to finish you ensured that our home was built to the highest standards and quickest possible progression. The combination of care, skill and project planning made it an easy and worry free experience. If you need a builder with attention to detail who is also hands on, flexible and easy to deal with, Sven is the builder for you.”

Marion and Garry

Palm Cove

Sven and Katja built our house on the Atherton Tablelands. We lived 450km away from the building site and could visit about once a month. Margrafs were excellent to work with, efficient and organized. Sven has attention to detail. His work is excellent. They would supply us with a list of building options we needed to think about and decide on in the next month. We are still friends at the end of the construction. That is not a frequent outcome in the building exercise. I would definitely recommend Margrafs for building jobs, large and small.



When we decided to move to a bare block and build a house we engaged Katja and Sven Margraf to prepare the detailed plans and undertake construction.

They are an extremely professional team and very easy to work with. Sven is an experienced and knowledgeable builder and was always able to accommodate any changes and solve any problems. He was always on-site when he said he would be and always organised.

Sven’s knowledge of construction ensured that the building work progressed smoothly. He always managed and scheduled subcontractors and the delivery of building materials to ensure an orderly progression. The site was always left safe and tidy. Detailed quotes and invoices were provided at the required intervals – allowing us to confidently manage cash flow throughout out the build.

We consider ourselves fortunate to have employed Sven and Katja on our building project. Sven’s attention to detail has produced a house that is sound, elegant and a pleasure to live in.

Alison and Neil


We are very happy with the procedural  and final outcomes of Katja’s and Sven’s work.They built our house from scratch. What so favourably  distinguishes them from other building and construction companies,  with which we dealt in the past:

  • they were always available when questions or problems arose,
  • they were “thinking on the job” and making valuable suggestions along the way,
  • they made very frequent visits to the building site and paid meticulous attention to the fine details of their own as well as the subcontractors’ work,
  • financials were invariably transparent and on budget.

AND  after all those months of construction, we are still talking to Katja and Sven. In fact, they have become friends, and we have just commissioned more construction work on our property.

Christina and Thomas


We love the new door and steps and are really glad you suggested the roof and wider veranda and your suggestion to do the black mesh on the railings looks amazing. Thank you for all the time that you both spent making it perfect for us.

Penny and Evan