About Us

DN Building is a family business in Darwin with a permanent team of six fully qualified builders.

David Neal launched the business in 2011 after five years as foreman with another Darwin builder. David’s wife, Sarah, keeps things running smoothly from the company’s modern office and workshops in Winnellie, five minutes from Darwin city.

We use the same team of quality local sub-contractors for every job—electrician, plumber, painter, tiler, refrigeration mechanic, plasterer, cabinet maker and concreter.

Our relationships with Darwin’s best architects, engineers and certifiers makes the plans, approval and inspection process easy, fast and stress-free.

Our clients come from all walks of life and income brackets. We can completely transform your ex-commission house or classic Darwin elevated, or we can dramatically improve your lifestyle just by giving your bathroom or kitchen a makeover or extending your living space with a timber deck.

We work with people who have plans ready to go and people who have no idea where to start.
And big or small, David manages the whole job, from the initial consultation, drafting plans and engineering approval, all trades and subcontractors, to inspections and certificates so everything’s signed off to code.

You’ll only ever deal with David. He looks after the rest.

In 2016, DN Building won the Housing Industry Australia (HIA) Northern Territory Renovation/Addition Project of the Year award for our renovation project in Parap


Most of our work has come from word of mouth—often from people living in the same street who drive by a DN Building renovation, see the transformation unfolding and want the same for their home. Check out our job gallery of beautiful work.

Ready to talk about your new place? Contact David for a chat


Renovations and extensions

Over almost a decade building in Darwin, we’ve worked on scores of elevated houses, ex-commission homes and every style in between.
We can:

  • add a room or two—bedroom, ensuite, office, living area, rumpus room
  • make over your kitchen or bathroom
  • extend your living space with a timber deck
  • gut the whole lot and start again with a new open-plan layoutv
  • build in underneath elevated homes to create more living areas, extra bedrooms, bathrooms or a home office
  • create an outdoor entertaining area you’ll be proud to have guests in.

Do you own an elevated house or an ex-commission home? Check out the before and afters in our jobs gallery for ideas on how we can transform your home.


New homes

DN Building can also custom build your new home.

If you’re looking for something designed and built for the tropics—not a concrete box—contact us for a chat. You can be sure it will be built by David and his team, not sub-contracted out to the lowest bidder.