We undertook the process of sourcing a high calibre builder for our dream home, with our architect, Shaun Lockyer Architects. When starting this journey, we met with Tim from Black Developments and it became apparent from a very early stage, that Tim would be the right fit for our project.

Tim’s level of detail for design & ability to interpret the intent of our plans, allowed us to have a very constructive approach to budget, cost management & use of alternative materials in the build process. Being able to adapt and think laterally to overcome any building challenges driven by design or ourselves as clients, makes the process much smoother. Tim is extremely organised, and this is a huge factor in taking the stress out of the build process. This also enabled us to make decisions well in advance on any suggested or required structural & aesthetic changes, through a proactive and collaborative approach.

We are extremely pleased with the quality of workmanship & pride shown in our end product by Tim & his team, and would not hesitate to recommend Black Developments for any future prestige home build.

Todd & Natalie Parolin


We recently used Black Developments for our build and we were thrilled with the experience and the end product.  The team had incredible attention to detail and were very customer focused, no request was ever too much.  They would come to us proactively with suggestions to ensure the end product was the best it could be.

We often hear that building a new house is a stressful experience but we can honestly say that Black Developments made it a really positive experience and it was a stress free process.  We couldn’t have been more happy with the outcome and our new house.


SLa and Black Developments have been working together since 2017 when the team were engaged to lead a significant alteration and extension of a family home in Ascot. Since that time, Black Developments have become one of our key builders with half a dozen projects already awarded to them and many more to come! Tim is a very impressive person on many levels, with experience that belies his relative youth. Tim is very organised, accurate with pricing, efficient and proactive, making every project better through his involvement. Black Developments understand detail and match our expectations with excellence at every level of the process. They welcome early involvement and proactively support the costing process in such a way as to offer options as well as certainty. We have found that clients really value Tim’s honesty, integrity and “what’s best for project” approach and typically under-promises and over delivers, which is a value that resonates with us.

It’s safe to say that we love working with Black Developments and will continue to support them through awarding them the appropriate projects they so muchly deserve. We could not recommend Tim and his team highly enough and could not imagine a project that he could not comfortably tackle with confidence.


I recently completed a large-scale Queenslander renovation with Tim from Black Developments on a challenging site in Paddington, Queensland. I found Tim and his team to be professional, open and honest throughout all stages of construction. Tim’s willingness to workshop difficult design elements was refreshing and showed his desire to achieve architectural outcomes, which is evident in the end product. As a result I would have no hesitation (and am in the process of) working with Black Developments in the future.


We engaged Tim to build our ‘forever home’ after an exhaustive tender process with several different builders. One of the other builders came in a bit lower on pricing, but Tim’s attention to detail on the tender was superior and we felt that that would probably also hold true for the build itself. We also wanted someone who we could work with, not against, when problems arose (as is inevitable on any build). Our initial meetings with Tim gave us the confidence that he would do exactly that.

Our build is now complete and we are confident we entrusted it to the right person. The various challenges that arose were worked through together, not adversarially, and the end product is the beautiful home that Tim promised us throughout.  Tim and his team were a pleasure to deal with during the build. They kept us well informed and had the expertise to conceive solutions for any problem they encountered. We very much appreciated that Tim was not willing to compromise on quality or cut corners to save time and he was always wholly focused on doing whatever it took to ensure we were happy with the end result.

We have since recommended Tim to many others and we will continue to do so.


I was fortunate enough to have collaborated with Tim and his team through the construction of our award-winning project ‘The Honeyworks House’. Tim’s attention to detail and craftsmanship were second to none. Tim’s passion for building and his commitment to high-quality hands-on service for his clients made the construction process easy and enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending Tim and Black Developments for future projects.


It’s not often that you are completely satisfied with the level of service, professionalism and quality of workmanship you receive when engaging someone’s services, particularly in the building industry. We engaged Tim Black of Black Developments to build our family home at 50 Crase Street, New Farm and he exceeded our expectations on every level. I have dealt with many builders in the past with a number of project I have been involved in, however I can tell you, Tim and his professional team completely exceeded both Caitlyn’s and my expectations on all levels. Building can often be an incredibly stressful process, however Tim was always was very professional in the way that he communicated with both of us and his commitment to making sure we were happy with every decision we made was always high priority. There wasn’t a day that went by that Tim didn’t keep us completely up to speed with everything and he has continued to well after the handover period. Whether it was the daily phone call or the comprehensive emails, we were spoilt to have such great service. There were a number of hard decisions and through Tim’s experience he was also able to give us the right recommendations. Tim runs a very open and transparent operation, and has a keen eye for details. When building a high-end architectural home, it is crucial your builder pays incredible attention to details and can work well with the architect and trades. He has a great relationship with all of his contractors and every aspect of the process was structured and came together with precision. I am an incredibly tough marker and the fact that we both came out on the other end unscathed is a true testament to Tim and his team. We absolutely love our home and if we were to go through the process again, we would engage Tim and Black Developments without hesitation (if he would work with me again!). I am only too happy to talk to anyone personally should they have any further questions about our experience and the process with Tim and Black Developments.