Against the Grain is a family owned business with 17 years experience in the building industry. Having lived in the Blue Mountains all his life, Director and craftsman, David Spees, has great experience with and understanding of the local architecture and understands the importance of working and complementing the natural surroundings in every project he undertakes.
Focused on providing the highest standard of service, David quotes on the Project, communicates with the client and is onsite during the build. Against the Grain is fully insured and our tradesmen are skilled and competent to complete each project undertaken with both fine workmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
This level of commitment to has resulted in the steady growth of the business, with clients making Against the Grain their preferred builder and referring our services to friends and colleagues.
Against the Grain is a proud member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and The Window and Door Industry Council Inc. (WADIC).
Whether you are building your new home, looking to create extra space by adding an extension, or require custom made windows or doors, Against the Grain will complete your project efficiently and professionally.
We are unique in that we specialise in quality craftsmanship in two areas:
Building Services and custom made Windows, Doors and Gates.
Both areas of the business offer recycled timber as an option and compatible recycled timber to suit Blue Mountains building projects are continually being sourced.
As a client you can be assured of the highest standard of workmanship and full conformity to all codes and standards. The utmost care is taken to ensure a pleasant experience for all involved as we treat you, your home, and your neighbours with respect.
Let us create your new home, extension, or renovation to a high standard of quality and workmanship to suit your needs.
Against the Grain take pride in providing not only the highest quality service but also a unique craftsman’s touch to every project we undertake.
As proud members of The Housing Industry Association (HIA), Australia’s largest residential building organisation, you can be assured we offer the highest standard of workmanship and full conformity to all codes and standards.
We offer a wide range of building services including:
New Homes - Design & Construct
- Renovations & Restorations
- Commercial Fit out & Refurbishment
- Custom built Decks & Pergolas
- A package service to include the design of your plans, consultation and a budget to construct
- Custom made Windows and Doors
The images on this page give an idea of the broad range of quality building we do at Against the Grain.
A satisfied client tells their story
“David Spees from Against the Grain recently undertook a large renovation job for me on a budget and a tight time schedule, and managed to achieve both with a minimum of fuss and disruption.
I found David listened well to what I was trying to achieve, and was willing to make suggestions which suited my needs better than the options I had chosen. If I insisted on an idea he was not sure about, he was more than willing to follow up with suppliers until we found a practical solution within our price range.
David’s team of tradesmen were all polite and proficient, and he had the ability to get them on the job in a timely fashion so work could flow. He was careful and considerate in the way he treated the owner's property, and insisted on quality materials and workmanship for the whole job.
David’s special skill of being able to visualise the finished job meant that he could make suggestions which changed a good renovation into one with a touch of flair and class not always achieved by others.
I am happy to discuss the work David completed for me with any potential client. “
Nanette Blair, Leura
WINDOWS & DOORS
Are you looking to maximise your favourite views, create extra light or restore the unique features in your home?
We understand that first impressions are very important and at Against the Grain we specialise in providing unique custom made windows and doors to suit your individual home or to match an existing style.
As our client you are assured a friendly, high quality personalised service as your project is tailored to your individual specifications, ensuring it will match the design, space and characteristics of your home.
Being a proud member of The Window and Door Industry Council Inc. (WADIC) ensures our projects are compliant with current Australian Standards and Codes.
We also promote the environmental and energy performance benefits with options for window energy rating systems.
We offer a wide range of door and window services including:
- Casement windows
- Awning windows
- Glass roofs
- Stackable doors
- Colonial style windows
- Double glazing
- Double hung windows
- Sliding windows
- Bay windows
- French doors
- Federation style windows
- Comfort glass
- New & Recycled timbers available
Lic. Builder No. 181767C