M.R.Baker Design and Renovation

M.R.Baker Design and Renovation is a family owned business based in the inner Eastern suburbs of Brisbane.

The company was formed in 2002 with the ambition to deliver leading edge design and construction services that focused on providing the very best quality workmanship and value for money for our clients. Our long standing relationships with suppliers and tradesmen ensures that we can deliver on our promises ensuring that you will be proud to call your house “home”.

Our Specialty

We specialise in Design and Construction. With our team of Building Designers and our relationships with a number of leading architects we are able to ensure that your dream home is designed by the team that will best serve your needs, all completed in the most cost effective manner

Core Values

Our company promotes continual learning in both the classroom and on site. Our apprentices serve an intensive four year training programme which ensures that they are of the highest industry standard. Our attention to detail is second to none and ensures that we build to and above current Australian Standards and industry Best Practice. Our management policies ensure that your project is delivered on time and on budget so that you can sit back and relax in your new home.

Our Clients

It is rewarding to know that we have been doing something right for so long that we are now building for the same families for the second time and in many instances completing building work for their children. This is incredibly rewarding to know that they have this faith in our company.

Your Dream Home

We understand that building your dream home is one of the biggest financial undertakings that you will make in your life and our aim is to ensure that this process is as stress free as possible. We endeavour to maintain open lines of communication at all times so that you are able to feel a part of the construction process and able to have input throughout the entire process. We encourage you to visit site as often as possible. The majority of our renovations are able to be completed with the client living in the house for the majority of the construction. This ensures that they are always involved every day.

We are not project home builders. Every project that we undertake is unique. From the moment you start to dream about your new home or renovation project, our team will guide you through every step of the design and construction process to ensure that your home is unique to you and your lifestyle.

Why have I not heard about M.R.Baker Design and Renovation

We like to think of ourselves as the quiet achievers. We have never advertised for work in over 20+ years, instead relying on word of mouth referrals from happy clients. This has been proven over time to be the best method of choosing your preferred builder.

When you call us, one of the first questions you will be asked by the team is “How did you get our number?” Well I guess this web site will put an end to that!!! Now you get the chance to see any number of our completed projects which hopefully gives you a picture of what we are capable of doing.


  • Our renovation was not typical as we were converting a classic warehouse into an office and a family apartment. We needed a builder that could think outside the box and Michael and his team fitted the bill perfectly. Excellent problem solving and very high quality.

    Anthony Lloyd & Cath Carroll
  • M.R. Baker Design and Renovation helped us turn our beat-up cottage into a wonderful family home. We couldn’t manage it all at once so Michael helped us stage it to make the most of what we had, when we needed it. A very professional team.

    Brett Miles
  • We feel so lucky to have found Michael and his team for the renovation of our Queenslander. Michael looked after us from the design concept to the finished product and is a true master of the traditional home. Throughout the process his team, especially our foreman Craig were professional and always ensured that we were happy with every step of the process. Our renovation exceeded our expectations and the finishes were immaculate. Michael and his team take great pride in their work and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who are looking to build or renovate their home.

    J & C Breen
  • Michael and his team were able to make an extremely difficult process for my wife and I easy.  Innovation, inspiration and attention to detail were evident from the design, to the renovation, to the completion and the follow up service we received afterwards was outstanding- they really care about their work and making sure you get the outcome you are after. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Michael and your team we cannot recommend you highly enough to anyone wanting to renovate their home.

    Nick & Alison Campbell
  • We used the M.R.Baker team for our house renovation and were so happy. The team handled the entire process from design right through the plan approval process including Development and Building Approval through to construction. Their knowledge of what is possible from a construction perspective makes them very practical when looking at different aspects during the design stages saving time and money. The teams standards are exceptional and they do not take any short cuts or accept inferior workmanship. It was an easy process from start to finish and we could not be happier with our new home. We cannot recommend Michael and his team highly enough.

    Kerry McMahon & Peter Pontikis
  • Our amazing home is the result of the planning, professionalism and highest standard of workmanship of Michael and the MR Baker Team. This is the third time we have used MR Baker for a major renovation project. It’s rare to see a builder with such attention to detail, this is reflected in the quality product they produce.  From start to finish, the team were exceptional, communicating progress and timelines, choices of options, and more importantly great advice. The team’s approach made it an enjoyable experience overall. We actually missed them when they left! We have been so impressed, we recommended them to family who were renovating, they too are about to use them for the second time.

    Paul Snowden
  • It is now 7 years since your team very capably led by Justin Voss completed our renovation. We continue each day to enjoy the wonderful family home that you built  for us. It is fair to say that we embarked on a major renovation with some reservations however we now know they were without foundation due to the relationship we enjoyed with you and Justin. We were extremely fortunate to have you, Justin and your employees perform the work for us and we continue to recommend you and  Justin to anyone we can. The work was carried out to a high quality and with minimal fuss. More importantly though given our family lived in the home through most of the renovation  Justin and the rest of the employees treated our family – three young children - and our neighbours with consideration and the upmost respect, nothing was ever to difficult and they were extremely thoughtful of how their work would impact others. Our only regret is that we probably should have adopted more of your recommendations in the ultimate design. We are very appreciative of the work you did and highly recommend  you and Justin to anyone we can.

    Luke & Tracy Murphy
  • I have used MR Baker for small to major renovation work many times over the past 15 years. Michael and his team are complete professionals, not simply quoting our ideas, but making excellent recommendations in terms of design, authenticity and quality. The work is second to none, and the boys are always a pleasure to have around.

    James Greville
  • We are so happy with our renovation – it is exactly what we were hoping for. The care and attention throughout the entire process of planning, building, and finishing was spot on. Even though we know you had other projects going on, we always felt looked after. Great quality, great team.

    Dan & Meg McKavanagh
  • When it came to planning our renovation, Michael worked with us to create a design that would ensure a practical home whilst maintaining the characteristics and style of our Queenslander. His construction team, lead by Justin, was highly professional and the workmanship outstanding. They were flexible and considerate, enabling us (and our dogs!) to live in our home throughout most of the construction period. Any issues were readily addressed, changes were accommodated willingly and the team consulted with us regularly, ensuring that the renovation truly met our expectations.

    Annette & Owen