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Building quality renovations, extensions and new homes in the Bendigo area since 2010

Brendan, owner and director of BLJ Building, has more than 18 years’ experience in the building and construction industry. He has earned a reputation of organisation, flexibility and, most importantly, high-quality when it comes to renovations, home extensions and new homes in Bendigo and the surrounding areas.Managing each project, Brendan is involved from the design stage, quoting and construction, through to handover, ensuring you attain the desired results.

He specialises in custom new home designs and has the expert knowledge you need, whether building a new home or renovating or extending your existing home.

Brendan is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and complete satisfaction. Brendan is a friendly, reliable and approachable custom new home builder and is always available to talk to about your project from start to finish.

Why not take the first, simple step towards achieving your dream home, and contact BLJ Building now to discuss your new home, extension or home renovation in Bendigo? Take a look at some of our custom builders’ projects for inspiration and get in touch!


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As leading custom new home builders in Bendigo, Brendan and the team at BLJ Building have extensive experience building new homes, renovations and home extensions over more than 18 years in the industry.

We’ve worked on a variety of projects, providing one-of-a-kind custom homes with maximum flexibility. From design consultations to quoting, applying for permits and construction, we partner with you from start to finish.

New home builders

If you’re looking for the right new home builders to bring your house plans to life, look no further than BLJ Building. Brendan has the expert knowledge to put your mind at ease, ensuring you are involved and kept informed throughout the new home building process.

We work according to your needs, and we can be involved in as much or as little of the process as needed. Brendan takes the time to get to know each of our clients and is always available to discuss any and every aspect of your new home.

Home extensions and renovations

Many people buy a home because they see the potential it holds – and this is where BLJ Building comes in. Our Bendigo home extensions and home renovations bring out the unique character in your home, whether by extending a home to make the most of a narrow or sloping block, or by renovating a heritage home while still retaining its original charm.

Our Process

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Getting to know you, your individual style, your wants and needs is a big part of the consultation process. BLJ Building’s Bendigo-based new home builders place a great deal of importance in this step in order to build you the home of your dreams.

Part of this process involves discussing budget, design plans, your intended building site and time frames. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and share your ideas.

Preliminary proposal

BLJ Building will provide you with a first draft proposal using the provided information. BLJ Building includes our standard of quality inclusions, where no specifications have been made. A meeting will then be arranged to go through the proposal, answer any questions, make alterations and discuss any further questions or queries.

Final proposal

Once any alterations or specifications are finalised and all the required documents have been received, including;

Finalising the contract

Once the specifics of your build have been confirmed we prepare the contracts and specification list. You will be sent a draft copy to read before finalising.

Once finalised a meeting will be arranged with Brendan to go though and sign the documents.

You will then receive your first invoice, for deposit.

Applying for permits

BLJ Building will apply for your permits and liaise with our building surveyor for any additional requirements to issue the building permit.

Colour selection

While the permits are being drawn up, decisions can start to be made about, colours, fittings and fixtures, BLJ Building can recommend a design consultant if this is something you desire.

The fittings and fixture selection schedule is as follows:

Base Stage:

Frame Stage:

Lock Up Stage:

Fix Stage:


Once the building permit has been issued, the construction of your new home, home extension or renovations can begin! The construction will be completed in stages; Base, Frame, Lock Up, Fixing and Completion. At the completion of each stage, a description of each stage will be detailed in the contracts and an invoice will be issued.

Clients have access to the build at all times, and site meetings with Brendan and the team can happen when desired, you will liaise directly with Brendan as he supervises and builds on all of BLJ Building’s projects. You will also be able to communicate directly with the electrician and cabinet maker, and all applicable trades to ensure your build meets all your requirements.


If there are any changes to the contract or specifications throughout the build we will discuss the variation with you, and get you to sign a variation notice, detailing any extra costs or credits. These circumstances can occur from change of mind, client selections, or an unforeseen site change.


Once all works are complete, Brendan will perform a final walk through the build with you, and then apply for your Occupancy Permit. You will receive your Completion Stage invoice, and once payment has been made, you will be able to move into your custom new home!

Three-month inspection

We can be contacted for any maintenance issues for three months, after the completion of the build, and will complete a walk though at three months, to discuss any maintenance issues and help to fix these for you. BLJ Building warranty any structural defects for seven years after the completion of the build.

Our Projects

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The team at BLJ Building has performed some amazing transformations on heritage homes, delivering stunning home extensions and renovations that bring out the unique character in both the home and its owner. We have also built a reputation as Bendigo’s top choice new home builders, working with our clients to bring their dreams from the plan stage through to completion.


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If you are looking for local new home builders in Bendigo, BLJ Building has all the options and support you can ask for.

From renovations and home extensions to custom new home builds, we pride ourselves on making the stages of selecting and building your new home easier than ever with simple and clear communication in easy to understand terms.

With local experience comes local knowledge and BLJ Building has the local knowledge you can rely on.

For a simplified new homes consultation process and local Bendigo knowledge based on real experience, get in touch with BLJ Building today.

We can start you off on the road to your new home or investment property with some simple advice.


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825 Edwards Road
Brendan James

Are you planning a home extension, renovations or a new home in Bendigo?

Get in touch with Brendan and the team of custom builders at BLJ Building in Bendigo. We pride ourselves on being builders with a difference – working as needed with our clients to bring your plans from the page into your dream reality!

From home extensions to heritage home renovations and brand-new homes, we’re with you from start to finish to ensure your complete satisfaction.


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Services: New Homes

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BLJ Building creates truly individual new homes in Bendigo – one-of-a-kind homes conceived to meet each client’s unique brief. Design is therefore a key part of our new home builders’ process.

Bendigo’s custom new home builders

When we talk about designer-built, custom new homes and our custom property development process, it means we approach each project as an architect would. We start with a clear brief, then we create a solution.

Our new home builders listen carefully to your needs and wants, your lifestyle, aspirations and prerequisites. Then, together, we plan for the future, working closely with a designer to create a unique custom-built new home that will be built to your budget and specifications.

One-of-a-kind new homes

If you know what you want, come to the experienced team at BLJ Builders. We have built a reputation for delivering stunning new homes in Bendigo and throughout Victoria.

Our new home builders know how to take your plans and turn them into your dream home.

BLJ Building keeps you informed throughout the build of your new home, and will take care of as much or as little as required – it’s really up to you. We can also recommend landscapers, draftspeople and other trades if needed.

Bring your plans in for a consultation with our custom new home builders and we will work with you to create a home that will stand out now and into the future.

If you’re not in the market for a new home, but are looking to update your home, talk to us about home extensions and renovations in Bendigo, Melbourne, Geelong and across Victoria.

Services: Renovations

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BLJ Building is Bendigo’s home renovations specialist, helping home owners renovate their homes for more than 18 years. Our team can design and construct home renovations for all types of houses, from heritage and period homes to new homes.

We’re well-known for our high-quality creative designs, workmanship, value for money and flexibility. No matter the type, size or orientation of your home, our team works closely with you to ensure your home renovation makes the most of your home’s unique features.

Our home renovations projects span everything from updating homes on narrow and sloping blocks in Moonee Ponds to renovating heritage homes in Bendigo. Our builders incorporate a variety of design features to maximise the original charm of your home, while modernising and improving energy efficiency.

If you’re looking for a flexible home builder, talk to BLJ Building. Whether renovating, building custom new homes or home extensions in Bendigo and nearby areas, we’ll turn your plans into a reality. We can be as hands-on as you like, managing as much or as little of the process as required, including recommending landscapers and other trades.

Please contact us to book a home renovation consultation – the first step to having the home of your dreams!

Services: Extensions

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At BLJ Building, we have been helping home owners extend their homes for more than a decade. We specialise in design and construction for home extensions in Bendigo and throughout Victoria and are able to fully extend all types of houses.

We’re proud of our reputation for high standards of workmanship, creative design and value for money. No job is too big or too small. We have worked on all kinds of home extension projects, from heritage home extensions, to home extensions on narrow and sloping blocks.

We will work according to plans and will erect the extension to the highest standards. We can work with a wide range of materials, from timber to stone, steel, glass, and more – and will ensure that your new home extension marries perfectly with your existing home.

BLJ Building prides itself on offering maximum flexibility. Come to us with your plans and we can help turn drawings into a reality. Our experienced custom builders are based in Bendigo, but perform home extensions and home renovations across Victoria.


Junortoun Home has WOW Factor

Set out in Junortoun, this new build with the combination of external colorbond cladding and recycled red bricks and the internal timber ceilings have a real wow factor.

The home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, sewing room, 2 outdoor areas, and huge kitchen with butler’s pantry. The polished concrete floors and exposed brick feature walls compliment the magnificent timber cathedral ceiling that runs through the open family/dining room.

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Country Elegance in Mandurang South

This Mandurang South build set on  a spacious block, oozes elegance but with a modern feel.

The home features open plan living/dining and kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rumpus, study and butler’s pantry. The exposed brick fireplace and wormy chestnut timber floors create a warm and homely feel. The antique fixtures and fittings throughout give an elegant a unique touch to this forever home.

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Unique build in Junortoun

This modern build showcases a unique combination of external cladding; old red bricks surrounded by dark render, matrix cladding, colorbond and deco-timber look cladding.

The home features 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms and separate study. The outdoor area has a plywood ceiling adding another point of difference to this forever home. Inside features floor to ceiling tiles to the bathrooms, matte black plumbing fixtures throughout, timber vanities and stone splashback in the kitchen.

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Modern Farmhouse in Mandurang South

This Mandurang South build gives a modern feel to a traditional country farmhouse style, with the use of modern weatherboards combined with recycled old red bricks.

The spacious 39 square home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, rumpus, kitchen, and dining/living area with a magnificent cathedral ceiling. The exposed brick fireplace and 2 car garage with walk-through mudroom add to the unique features making this forever home the perfect place for a growing family.

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Modern Farmhouse in Lockwood

This forever home in picturesque Lockwood South has been fully designed by the owners, for complete functionality for their family, incorporating four bedrooms, kitchen, dining and two bathrooms.

The passive design makes the most of the northerly aspects of the block and features polished concrete and hardwood floors throughout and modern external cladding to compliment the old red bricks. The unique Vergola louvre system to the alfresco area with feature plywood ceiling makes for the perfect spot to enjoy the peaceful surrounds.

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Personality filled Home in Strathfieldsaye

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BLJ Building has the pleasure of working with the owners of this well thought out build, their home displays personality met with style and practicality.

This two storey 50 square home, featuring large open plan living kitchen dining, four spacious bedrooms, two bathroom, home studio, theatre room and office. As well as being equipped with an abundance of storage and walk though butlers pantry from the 2 car garage.

The outdoor boasts a large alfresco with swimming pool, and tranquil views of the surrounding bush land.

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Hamptons inspired Home in Huntly

Huntly home open plan kitchen and living

This beautifully individual home with plenty of character and personality. All the required features for a growing family are in this home, including built in wine racks, big open plan, 2 bathrooms, and powder room, four bedrooms, study and alfresco.

The light filled kitchen, thanks to the modern sky lights, features a large butlers pantry as well as ample and stylish storage in the cabinetry adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a magnificent fire place that will be the feature of the open plan living dining and wood floors throughout.

Bendigo new home builders deliver custom 2-storey townhouse

Our latest custom build is a brand new, two-story townhouse, showcasing inner city living with incredible views of Bendigo. Our new home builders packed this home with features including:

New home builders fill Kennington home with personality

This new custom home displays how even a new home can be filled with personality, with its bespoke inbuilt cabinetry, polished concrete flooring, curated fitting selections and stone features both inside and out. It also shows some creative and practical thinking, with inclusions like the servery window into the pantry.

Our new home builders created a three-bedroom and study, open-plan design with second living area, including two bathrooms, custom features and a beautifully designed façade.

Marong Home featuring Old Red Brick

A home close to BLJ Buildings heart, designed built and lived in!

Four bedroom, two home offices and spacious living areas, create this family home on acreage. Brendan and his wife trusted the draftsmen at planwise design to put their list of ‘must haves’ into a practical and liveable design and are more than happy with what was delivered.

Brendan, known for his perfectionism, and the BLJ Building team created the grand industrial design with a feature exposed brick wall, hardwood floors featuring a black outline boarder and concrete bench tops making this family home practical and unique.

Axedale 4 bedroom modern home built BLJ Building

This four bedroom modern farmhouse with recycled bricks and statement fireplace, shows the clients personality featuring a practical floor plan.

BLJ building worked closely with the client from design stage to hand over, assisting in all stages of the process.

New home builders complete first Gisborne home

BLJ Building had the pleasure of working with these clients from early on in their new home journey. The client was after a house designed to their lifestyle, using different building mediums to show personality and style with in the build.

This home features exposed old red brick interior walls, polished concrete floors, split level and a modern open plan living area.

This was BLJ Building’s first complete new home build in Gisborne.

Custom new home builders deliver Pyramid Hill home with personality

BLJ Building’s custom new home builders were involved from the very beginning of this project, assisting in the design and planning and then the build and completion – we even assisted in the relocating of the client!

This home in Pyramid Hill is full of personality and features, having a modern open plan, coupled with a country-style design.

Home extension makes the most of a narrow block in Moonee Ponds

Building a large family home on a narrow sloping Melbourne block is not without challenge; but the result of this Moonee Ponds home extension by BLJ Building speaks for itself.

The owners saw the potential in this aged heritage home. Originally the single storey house consisted of three bedrooms, separate lounge room, separate dining room and a dated kitchen with laundry and toilet out the back.

The home now boasts four generous bedrooms with built-in robes, two living areas, a modern open-plan kitchen living and dining, laundry, study, two luxe bathrooms and a powder room.

The house is energy-smart with quality insulation, double-glazed windows, hydronic heating and an under-house rainwater tank.

Custom new home build in Bendigo’s Heinz Street

Our latest custom new home build in Heinz Street is a unique design, featuring corrugated iron façade and polished concrete interior floors, fitting in with its surrounds of rural-look living.

This home showcases BLJ Building’s versatility with our custom builds, and displays how hard we work to meet our clients needs and vision.

Features of the Heinz Street home include open plan living and dining, outdoor living and spacious bathroom with free-standing bath.

Heritage home extension in Bendigo

This Bendigo home extension proved a big job with a big outcome. BLJ Building enjoyed extending this heritage home.

We delivered a new open plan living area opening to a decked alfresco area. We also added a second level with a study, bathroom and master bedroom including a balcony.

This home extension was a demonstration of merging old and new and utilising modern features, while retaining the heritage home appeal.

Custom builders deliver 2-storey, 3-bedroom home in Huntly

This new home in Huntly was one of our custom builders‘ first complete new home builds. The client had lots of big ideas for their first home, they wanted a home that gave them a view and boasted small luxuries, making the most of their acre block with a large plan and alfresco area, and featuring lots of clever storage ideas.

The plan contained a 30-square two-storey design – with the main bedroom, ensuite with spa and walk-in robe occupying the upstairs. The home also features three bedrooms and a study, open plan kitchen, lounge and dining and a formal sitting room, two car garage and alfresco area.

One of the advantages of building with BLJ Building’s custom builders is being able to work with your own plans. We can help you when making these plans or after you have already established them.

Custom-designed new home in Lockwood

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom grand modern home is situated in the open spaces of Lockwood. The custom-designed new home features spacious open plan living and bathrooms.