Why Choose SJM?

With a team of nearly 20 people, SJM Carpentry & Building has the workforce and skills readily available for your project. It also draws from a pool of 30 trade-qualified subcontractors for specialist work and to underpin its ability to meet project deadlines.

At SJM, meeting a project deadline is all about planning. At the start of a project, one of SJM’s project managers works with you to put your building specifications on paper. This involves looking at the bigger picture, as well as outlining the finer details, such as paint colours, fittings and fixtures. SJM draws on its expertise and personal experience to guide your choices and to ensure the finished product meets your needs. It can also collaborate with your architect or building designer during the planning phase and also throughout the build. When the specifications of a project are defined from the start, it allows for the most cost-effective and time-efficient outcome.


WhyChooseSJM Showroom2SJM's Clare-based showroom

Within Budget

SJM Carpentry & Building employs the largest workforce of any builder in the Clare Valley, which directly benefits your bottom line. With control over its labour costs, SJM is able to contain project pricing. Plus, its business scope and size delivers access to lower-priced products and materials.

Quality Assured

A 9-time award-winning builder, SJM Carpentry & Building is recognised for its commitment to quality assurance (QA). Each project is led by a dedicated project manager, as well as at least two qualified tradespeople, to oversee and ensure the best results. SJM responds immediately and without debate to any client concerns. It also offers a post-project QA system that allows clients to flag any defects over a three-month period, which are then quickly rectified. All SJM building work is covered by a seven-year Builder’s Warranty, with repairs completed at no extra cost during this time period.

Sustainable Design

SJM’s managing director Sam Macdonald believes that as a younger-generation builder, it is SJM’s responsibility to promote sustainable design. When it comes to insulation and building orientation, SJM Carpentry & Building does not cut corners and will work within your budget to ensure the most sustainable solution.


SJM Carpentry & Building has vast experience with a range of building styles and materials, including:

  • Mud brick
  • Hebel wall cladding
  • Colorbond cladding
  • Rammed earth


SJM apprentice Mark Hindmarsh   SJM qualified carpenter David Pink  Sam Macdonald consults building plans with SJM team leader Trevor Fisher

SJM Carpentry & Building is an award-winning Clare builder specialising in new home construction and renovations throughout the Mid North of South Australia. (08) 8842 1639

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