The clients came to us with the design to remove a maze of small haphazard rooms at the rear of a wonderfully charming old beach house and create an open kitchen/living area to open onto the deck overlooking an existing pool. Also incorporating a new laundry & WC.

Externally required a complete reroof and repaint and internally a bathroom makeover.


Thanks to Matt, Dave and the boys for their management and workmanship on our extension. The job was managed with very little fuss and we lived in the house during the renovation. Matt and the team made sure we were as comfortable as possible during the building phase.

The quality of the workmanship was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for the team.

We felt very comfortable leaving the house with them working inside. Indeed after the building the house was almost too quiet.

There were some challenges in getting the design to work but they listened carefully to what we believed were the most important aspects of the design and made sure that these were not compromised in the building process.

Matt and Dave have both been to the house after completion to address some minor warranty issues and to make sure we are happy with the results. The house looks and feels great.

We would use “O’Brien and Co” again and have no reservations in recommending them to others.

David and Jenny Muirhead


Front before the renovation.Back before the renovation.Front after a paint and tidy up.Back post that the same house?Another shot of the new back view!