About Us

My name is Jeff Manwaring and I am the proud Director of Melandra Custom Designed Homes.

As a licensed master builder with a background in carpentry and joinery I have worked in the building industry for over 20 years. I started my working life as a Blue Mountains builder amongst its historic buildings and heritage architecture. It was there that I developed my passion for building homes of enduring quality and exacting craftsmanship.


Today the team at Melandra continue the tradition of fine craftsmanship by combining modern build practices and material with traditional values of service and quality.

Being a small boutique custom design building company we pride ourselves on quality workmanship and personalised service. Building with Melandra you will always have access to Jeff Manwaring the master builder and director of Melandra throughout the design & construction of your home.

At Melandra we view our relationship with our clients as a life-long partnership starting from day one.  To find out more about how we can help you either call us on 1300 30 60 32 or request a infomation package by emailing us at:  info@melandrahomes.com.au


Environmentally Friendly Homes

We only use plantation grow timber for all framing timber, external linings and trims: Pine Plantation Rotation

We also use plantation grown or chain of custody timber for all windows and joinery: Chain of Custody Certification.

Timber is the only building product that is a natural carbon store and plays a major role in combating climate change.

On the building site we use waste management companies that sort and recycle our building waste material.

We only use Low Voc Paint (Volatile Organic Compounds). Voc are compounds that are released into the air over time and are unhealthy. We use Haymes paint which was voted best low VOC paint by choice magazine, beating Taubmans, Dulux, Waytl and 18 other paints.

Every house has a rain harvesting system, to capture rainwater and re use it throughout the house. Most houses we construct use the rainwater for garden taps, toilets, laundry washing machine and hot water. (The rainwater is filtered prior to being used throughout the house).

We support using earth wool insulation in walls and ceilings as it has no formaldehyde and heat mitts to all recessed down lights.

We recommend using Led lights and light fittings to reduce electricity consumption.

We recommend using natural gas were available, as natural gas is cleaner than using electricity.


Safety is Important

The work health and safety of all persons employed with Melandra Custom Designed Homes and those visiting the our sites are considered to be of the utmost importance.

Resources in line with the importance attached to work health and safety are made available to comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act 2011), Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (WHS Regulation 2011) and national codes of practice.

QBE Workers Compensation Policy Number: 1SFE017796GWC154. Certificate of Currency available on request.


Accoya Home

Melandra built the first fully constructed residential home in Australia using Accoya Timber.

Accoya® is the world's leading high technology long life wood. Created via acetylated wood modification, using sustainably grown timber, the Accoya® process is non-toxic. It enables nature and creates a modified wood that matches or exceeds the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods.

The Future of Wood

The Accoya® wood production process takes sustainably-sourced, fast growing softwood and, in a non toxic process that 'enables nature', creates a new durable, stable and beautiful product, a 'treated timber' that has the very best environmental credentials.

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Melandra Custom Designed Homes
Sydney | Beaches | Mountains

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