Brisbane Builders

1STRUCT Building & Renovation

1STRUCT Building & Renovation is a family owned and operated Brisbane based building company. We specialise in residential renovations, extensions, raise & build unders, new homes and commercial fitouts. Operated by the Davis family and managed directly by two brothers, Ben Davis a qualified builder and Michael Davis a business consultant, 1STRUCT is a quality Brisbane home renovation and extension builder. 

Industry Involvement
1STRUCT has strong ties with the HIA (Housing Industry Australia) and Master Builders, being members of both organisations. This provides us with the most up to date industry knowledge and best industry practices saving our client’s time and money.


Our Team

Michael Davis

(Managing Director)

As Managing Director, Michael oversees all things finance, legal, IT and business-related at 1STRUCT. He works closely with Co-Director Ben to ensure accurate systems are in place to guarantee top quality results and services for all 1STRUCT clients.

Michael has many years’ experience running a diverse range of businesses. Coming from an information technology background means he is highly systems oriented, which has led to the streamlining of many of 1STRUCT’s construction processes.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) from Queensland University of Technology. He resides in Balmoral with his wife and young daughter who keeps him nimble and on his toes.

Ben Davis

(Builder & Director)

As Builder and Director, Ben leads the project management, estimating and sales departments at 1STRUCT. Ben’s two main roles are to give clients clarity through the pre-construction phase and to ensure quality control of works on-site.

Ben started his construction journey as a “chippy”, before moving on to become a qualified carpenter and later, obtaining his Certificate IV in Construction with the HIA (Housing Industry Association) in Brisbane. This solid foundation saw Ben then go on to attain his Low Rise – Builders Licence from the QBCC.

Ben lives in a Raise & Build Under home in Coorparoo, a 1STRUCT speciality, with his wife and two boys who continue to beat him regularly on PS4!

Alan Davis


As Director, Alan is responsible for guiding 1STRUCT’s strategic management, as well as overseeing financial matters and looking after the long-term security of the business.

Alan’s extensive accounting experience is evident in the 12 years he spent as Director of Finance at the Queensland Health Department. This experience (and more) means he is well suited to oversee 1STRUCT’s strategic direction and financial health.

Alan also holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Now that his boys are fully grown construction wizards, Alan lives a semi-nomadic life between Australia, Thailand and Japan.

Katie Schwab

(Office Manager)

Katie’s position as Office Manager means the 1STRUCT office runs like a Swiss watch! Her main roles are overseeing office operations, contracts administration and accounts processes.

Katie joined the 1STRUCT team in 2011 and her attention to detail has been integral to the efficient-running of the office ever since.
Before joining the team, Katie studied at Griffith University where she earned a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of International Relations, with a major in Japanese. She currently resides in Carina Heights with her husband and fur baby Tilly.



Quality Contractors and Service

Ben personally quotes and supervises all projects to ensure the highest standard of customer service and building finishes. It also ensures you receive the personal touch and gives you one main point of contact for all communications throughout the project.

Every member of the 1STRUCT team prides themselves on professional and personal service from the first phone call to the final project handover. Our attention to detail ensures we build both top quality projects and a friendship along the way. 1STRUCT has hand-picked a collection of regular contractors due to their past achievements and industry knowledge. With highly skilled and fully licensed contractors focused on the construction of your project achieving quality finishes to make your vision a reality is only a few steps away.

We pride ourselves on listening to what our clients want, offering the right ideas and delivering the best quality outcomes. You are in the best capable hands with your project, so sit back and let the 1STRUCT team make your dreams become reality.

What Our Customers Say

Overall, we were very satisfied with the end result and workmanship. We would recommend 1STRUCT to people we know.

George & Gwen Hawker
Everton Park

Thank you very much for all your work. We are very excited to finally have a new shop and love the look! Your professional approach to the job has been appreciated and we will happily recommend your company to people.

Donna Thomson

As this being my first house I had no idea of the building process, but 1STRUCT were always there and kept us informed the whole time, at times we worked as a team and I found that worked out great, nothing was a problem to Ben and any concerns we dealt with straight away. I would recommend 1STRUCT to anyone.

Bob & Debbie Armitage
Mama Creek

Great experience working with the team at 1STRUCT. An organised, down to earth, group of professionals.

John Comino

1STRUCT were fantastic throughout the whole building process. Being in Melbourne presented us with many additional issues to a normal build. The team were very accommodating and were always available to discuss and help us at each stage of the build. They were in constant contact both verbally and with photograph evidence of how things were progressing. Their standard of workmanship was extremely high and we are so happy with the outcome. All the workers took a great interest in how the project would turn out and were just as excited as us with the result. I would have no hesitation in recommending the company and will definitely use them again in the future.

Robyn & Paul Griffin
Dutton Park

Thanks to Ben and Michael for your professional approach to all details of my building project. The finished project is exactly what I wanted – a quality build kept in character of the original house. Would definitely recommend 1STRUCT for any renos or building works. Thanks again.

Jeremy Cox
Holland Park

Overall, very pleased with the whole experience. Ben Davis gave us plenty of his time, always answered any of our concerns, and delivered on what he promised. We found the tradesman very approachable, had very good communication skills and always did their very best to complete each phase of the job in a prompt and professional manner. We have ended up with a great addition to our home which, upon completion, was everything we hoped for. Great job. Thanks to all involved.

Russell Seymour

“My husband and I would recommend 1STRUCT as your choice of builder, they looked after us start to finish, from pacifying cranky neighbours to suggestions with design. Our experience with Ben and Wade during our house build was not only professional but also had the personal touch. Ben helped us with suggestions for modifications and upgrades that not only saved us money but enhanced the end product. If you are looking for a builder who is helpful, responds to phone calls and has experience, especially in the hilly inner suburbs of Brisbane then choose 1STRUCT.”

Julie Redmond

Although at the beginning of the quoting process 1STRUCT may not be the cheapest company, by the end of the build, you would be surprised how competitive they are. Everything is included from the start, unlike many other companies who add tens of thousands of dollars extra to the quote for different items (such as tv antennas, floor coverings, different coloured paint etc) after the contract has been signed. I felt comfortable, informed and involved throughout the whole building process and I was always welcomed onto the site to inspect the progress and any questions or concerns were promptly attended to. We would not hesitate to use 1STRUCT again in the future.

Justin & Shandelle Voll
Upper Tenthill