About Elite Built

Adelaide’s home improvement specialists.

“As full-service renovation builders, we deliver stylish and well-designed home improvements to give you a more liveable and valuable home.

We project manage the entire process, so you don’t have to worry about chasing up all the different tradies. And our team has the skills and knowledge to take on those tricky jobs the others don’t want to touch.

My crew and I can’t wait to take the dream home you’ve been imagining and turn it into your new everyday reality.”

Duane Lucas

Owner, Elite Built

Duane Lucas

Bringing your home improvement dreams to life

As one of Adelaide’s most highly skilled boutique carpentry and building companies, we’re here to bring your home improvement dreams to life.

At Elite Built, we’re not one of those typical builders who’ll try to pigeonhole you into doing what’s easiest for us. And we won’t send a sales representative to get you to sign the deal, only to have what you want get lost in translation before the builder even gets to your door.

From our first meeting, our skilled team will work with you to design, plan and build exactly what you need to make your house the home you’ve always wanted.

Whether adding on a new space for your growing family or a full renovation to turn your aging house into a sensational modern home, we’ll take you from concept to reality with quality work and exceptional attention to detail.

At Elite Built, we are:

Highly skilled

Highly skilled

As trained builders and carpenters, we bring the skills you need to get the job done. We know how to solve tricky problems and meticulously plan our work to achieve exactly what you want.



Your home improvement goals are our building goals. We’ll ask all the right questions to make sure we understand what you really need so that we can create the right space for your home.



Being invited into your home is a privilege we don’t take lightly. We take care to minimise disruptions to your everyday life, and we always leave your home tidy at the end of each day.



We’ll deliver beautiful, high-quality work for your home. We do what we say we’ll do, and if things need to change, we’ll come up with a solution and keep you informed every step of the way.

We custom build to your needs

We custom build to your needs

We take a bespoke approach to designing building solutions to suit your home and your budget. That’s how we ensure you get the right solution, the right materials and the right final result for your home improvement project.

Tricky building problems

We take on jobs the others won’t

We’re all about solving those tricky building problems and finding ways to make what you want possible. And our carpentry mastery means we’re not afraid of new ideas or ‘out-of-the-box’ work other builders won’t even quote on.

We build your project ourselves

We build your project ourselves

At Elite Built, we don’t make you pay extra for salespeople who don’t understand your goals or how to achieve them. With us, the person who takes your brief will be the person who’s there on the tools, making sure you get what you want.

We can take care of everything

We can take care of everything

From small extensions to entire renovations to backyard transformations, we project manage the entire process for you. We’ll take care of the design, approvals, engineering, and all trades and contractors. So you don’t have to.

The Elite Built team is here for you

With years of industry experience, Duane Lucas is a trained carpenter who leads with exceptional trade skills and demands the highest standards from his team.

The Elite Built crew takes pride in their work and upholds our core values and attributes of being:

  • Highly skilled
  • Collaborative
  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable

We hold all necessary building licenses and insurances. And our crew ensure all on-site safety precautions are in place to protect your family and ours.

Our team are professional, polite and knowledgeable tradies who care for your property as a trusted friend.

The Elite Built team is here for you

Clear and collaborative processes

Our clear and collaborative process ensures we understand what you need right from the start. And as the project evolves, we’ll keep you informed every step of the way so there are no nasty surprises or unexpected outcomes.

We get the right people for the right job

In home renovations and backyard transformations, you need the right people for the right job. At Elite Built, we have the in-house expertise to take on all carpentry and building needs.

But when it comes to the trade work we don’t do ourselves, we can work with your preferred suppliers or enlist any one of our trusted trades and project manage the right experts from our wide range of local networks to deliver the result you’re after.

This could include people like:

  • architects
  • engineers
  • landscapers
  • plumbers
  • electricians
  • painters
  • plasterers
  • cabinet-makers
  • interior designers
  • draftsmen
  • roofers
  • pool installers
  • bricklayers
  • stonemasons

and everything in between.

From years of experience, we’ve aligned ourselves with the best professionals and tradespeople to join your project team. And we’ll manage your renovation from start to finish, ensuring all crews work together to build your project to meet our demanding Elite Built standards.

We’ve worked with some pretty serious renovators who love us for our master carpentry skills, problem-solving ability, and flexible way of working.

That’s why they call us
‘the builder serious renovators choose.’

What our Adelaide home improvement clients say

Highly recommended

“Duane came highly recommended by someone I trust, and the Elite Built team lived up to their reputation. I’d happily recommend Elite Built to anyone looking for a builder who understands what you want to achieve and who has the skills and knowledge to make it happen.”


St Peters outdoor living

Just fantastic

“Whatever Duane touches or recommends is just fantastic. He’s very professional, highly skilled and a genuinely nice person with incredible integrity. It’s been like a breath of fresh air to work with Duane and his team.”


Netherby home renovation

Beautiful work

“Duane listens and asks all the right questions, so he understands what you want. And as the carpenter, he’s the one doing the problem solving and working it all out, so you get beautiful work because he does it himself.”


Wattle Park outdoor living

Exceptional skills

“It’s refreshing to find a young guy who’s willing to do the job properly and deliver the quality outcome I want to achieve. But that’s who Duane is. He knows what’s required, and he knows how to deliver using exceptional skills and attention to detail.”


Stirling home renovation

What we wanted

“From the very first meeting, Duane had suggestions on ways to do things and good ideas around slight alterations to make the job more efficient and aesthetically pleasing. He suggested materials we weren’t aware of and asked all the right questions so he could understand our concept and exactly what we wanted to achieve.”


Mount Osmond outdoor living

Made my design happen

“Working with Duane was a good process because he took the design I’d come up with in my head and made it happen.”


Darlington outdoor living

Make your house a home with Elite Built – Adelaide’s home improvement specialists.