Our Story

Established in 2012, Forrest Building Co is a territory owned and operated residential building company. We build new homes and complete renovations and extensions across Darwin, Palmerston and the wider Northern Territory. Our personalised service, practical advice, flexibility and transparency set us apart, and have led to our team's established reputation for quality workmanship and excellent communication.

Jack Forrest, Principal Builder

Jack draws on over 17 years of construction industry experience to craft creative and functional homes, extensions and renovations.

Jack Forrest, Principal Builder

About Jack

Jack has a passion for the building industry. He is a fully qualified and registered residential builder and holder of a Diploma of Project Management. Jack prides himself on his ability to successfully manage projects, attention to detail and providing solid advice to clients. 

Jack's broad experience in the construction industry allows him to provide effective leadership to his skilled team, and timely, open and honest communication to clients.

Jack Forrest, Principal Builder

Our Team 

We proudly employ a longstanding local team of full time qualified carpenters and a carpentry apprentice. Our team pride themselves on delivering meticulous work with a friendly approach and enthusiasm. Our apprentice, Levi, was the winner of HIA NT Apprentice of the Year in 2016. 

We are a Darwin building company

Approaching each project with integrity and honesty, we prioritise successful outcomes on every building project we undertake. Knowing every client is unique we tailor our service to meet their individual needs. We are members of the Housing Industry Association and are also a Contractor Accredited Limited (CAL) accredited building company. Giving back to the community is important to us, so we have been proud sponsors of the South Darwin Rugby Union Club since 2014.

A local family business

Forrest Building Co is a family business. Jack manages the construction process while wife Viv manages the administrative side of the business. Beyond this Forrest Building Co. engages the skills of a variety of quality designers, subcontractors and tradesman who all contribute to a quality finished product.

Results focused

We are a hands on operation and we also limit the number of projects we have at any one time in order to provide you with a focused personalised service resulting in the delivery of projects on time and on budget.

What we do

Whilst its origins are primarily renovations and extensions, Forrest Building Co. is now expanding its focus to granny flats and new homes to accommodate a broader range of residential needs throughout the NT.

Darwin Home Builder

Forrest Building Co. is a Darwin-based, family run, building company specialising in new home builds, extensions, renovations and granny flats. Principal builder, Jack Forrest, applies over 17 years of industry experience to each project undertaken by his construction team. Valuing sound advice, open communication, and transparency the Forrest Building Co. team will ensure your completed building project will exceed your expectations .