About Us

This is our story…


That’s John (Jack to his mates) on the right - he’s the boss man around here.

John learnt his craft the ‘old-school’ way, doing much of the work by hand - every screw, nail and cut had to be perfect... or be done again. When he formed John Ross Architectural Builders early in 2011, he blended this old school approach with new technology,  earning JRAB a reputation for quality workmanship and friendly service.

Since then we’ve worked on some incredible projects, finding a niche in hill builds and cool, 'out of the box' architectural projects. Today JRAB is a tight knit team with integrated design and project management services; we’re big communicators, thorough planners and quality fanatics, who don't view your build as just another number.

This is building ‘as it should be’ - we wouldn't do things any other way, because we believe every one of our clients  should be rewarded personally and financially when working with us. We’d love to chat about working together, so be in touch soon!



Don’t just take our word for it… here’s what our clients have to say:


From start to finish this was a great, stress-free experience for us. John Ross Architectural Builders were faultless and professional right throughout the build process and we cannot thank them enough. Their support, guidance and superior workmanship helped us achieve a higher than expected result. Thanks guys for a great experience! - Simon Ellis

John and the team are the builders to trust with your next building project; easy to work with, totally stress free and nothing is a problem including all the sub trades! On time, on budget and the result is an impeccably built house with beautiful crafted detailing. These guys are like old fashioned builders, hard to find now days! We would use them again without a second thought. - Amanda Rudkin

We needed a builder who could understand and relate to us personally, walking us through our first new build step by step. John did exactly that, meaning we got the most out of the budget we had for the project. We finished with a well thought out home, finished nicely and on time for Christmas. Hands on, friendly, honest and reliable - I’d happily refer friends and family to John Ross Architectural builders. - Yuri Van Toor

John and his team did an amazing job building my new home. There were the inevitable challenges that come with building on the hill but I now have a beautifully built home that is much admired. As a woman on my own I really appreciated that I was listened to and heard! The whole team were great and I always felt welcome on the site, which was kept clean and tidy. Building can be stressful but I enjoyed the whole process - in large part due to the wonderful workmanship and listening team at JRAB. - Susan Freeman

These guys are a pleasure to work with as well as ensuring fabulous delivery and finish of work. Thanks Jack to you and your great team! - Sandi MacRae

I’m loving my new gorgeous home, It’s amazing! Thanks so much for all your hard work, it really is an incredible pad. - Elena Saltis