Locally owned
and locally grown



Wollongong & the Illawarra

Des Cripps is the right builder for you



With over 60 years of combined experience, our family owned and run building company specialises in renovations, extensions, roofing, flooring, decking and landscaping services. No job is too big or too small - we can even assist you with the planning and building of your dream house. We work closely with our clients from start to finish so that the job is done right and you're left with a quality product that is both lasting and affordable.

Our passion for the building trade means that we're serious about doing a good job. We take pride in our workmanship and professional attitude, and strive to go the extra distance to make sure our clients are left satisfied and would recommend us to their family and friends.

After engaging your team for an extension to our home & then again for a bathroom which was recently completed, Paul & I would like to thank you for your personable & professional service.

From day one you listened to what we wanted and nothing was ever a problem.

Your attention to detail & highly organised & trustworthy team allowed everything to flow smoothly from beginning to end.

You were a pleasure to deal with and we have and would most definitely continue to recommend your company to anyone in the future.
— Paul & Rebecca Gerada


The reputable choice for your next project.

With employees from Wollongong and the Illawarra, Des Cripps (Builder) Pty Ltd are a highly dedicated team who enjoy working together. We coordinate our team to ensure that everybody works to their strengths so that each step of a project is completed to the best standards possible. We look forward to each new challenge as a chance to surpass ourselves and our previous work.

So, when you need building services that you can rely on for a lasting project, remember that for a building company in Wollongong and the Illawarra, Des Cripps (Builder) Pty Ltd is only a phone call away.





Both Michele and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and your team for doing a wonderful job of building our extension. The building of our extension was a big investment for us and we were somewhat nervous as to what’s involved in undertaking a project of this size whilst we were still living in the home.

From our initial meeting both Michele and I felt comfortable with you and your approach to the job, the communication at the initial pre-start meeting was very important to us and we felt comfortable that we made the right decision. Throughout the project duration we had constant open and honest communication with you and your team; the team were at all time courteous and flexible and took great pride in their workmanship.

Today, some months after the completion of our project, both Michele and I often comment on what a lovely job Des and his team did with building our extension and we would have no hesitation in recommending Des and his team to others wishing to use him on their projects.
— Michael & Michele Macleod


Building expertise for any job


Within the building industry, builders must operate to certain industry standards - necessitating us to be abreast of any changes to legislation. In addition to our 30 years of experience, we promise a high level of current knowledge and expertise, and actively work through a job from beginning to end in order to ensure your project meets industry provisions. 

Our team will communicate with you throughout all of the building activities and, whatever your budget or requirements may be, we are keen to assist you in finding a fitting solution.