Our team has diverse skills but a common goal - to create your ideal home on time and within budget.
From humble beginnings in 2012, we have grown into a large team with expertise across architecture, interior design and construction. Our hardworking team along with our trusted suppliers and contractors share a commitment to quality, honesty, collaboration and creativity.
Pre-Construction: Sales, Site Analysis and Finance
Cert IV Building & Construction, Dip Building & Construction (Building, Management), Dip Management, Cert III OH&S
As our founder, Bevan sets the direction for the business and ensures our high standards are maintained and everyone is kept accountable.Keeping a keen eye on the operations of the business, Bevan’s main focus is ensuring our clients get the best possible outcome.
After your initial enquiry, Bevan will give you a call. He’ll organise to catch-up and hear your ideas, inspect your site and talk about how BCT Group can help realise your renovation dream. With 40 years’ experience in the building industry, Bevan is able to offer expert advice on your design, budget and timeline with a focus on making the process as efficient as possible. His experience gives you the confidence to make good decisions. And he inspires the team do their best because he expects nothing less.
Dip Leadership & Management, Cert High Performance Teams
Over his 18-year career, Anders has focussed on business development, client relationships, team leadership and management in the finance and fleet management industries.
Anders works collaboratively with our design team and ensures our design clients have a stress-free, smooth and enjoyable experience as they design their ideal home.
Anders enjoys watching most sports, with his participation limited to occasionally playing golf and surfing in the warmer weather. He is also a big fan of socialising with friends and family over dinner parties and drinks.
Contracts, Admin and Permits
Hayley has been in the building industry for over 10 years and worked for Porter Davis and Stockland before joining BCT Group in May 2017.
Hayley is the beating heart of our Seddon office and the smiling face you’ll see at the reception desk. Hayley ensures all documentation is processed so your project can move ahead in your preferred timeframe.
Hayley sources all the documentation required for your building permit before submitting it to our building surveyor. This involves liaising with architects and engineers as well as obtaining documents from council, property info and town planning permits. When you’re ready to sign your building contract, Hayley oversees the process ensuring you understand what’s expected of you and what we’ll deliver.
Estimates and Procurement
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)
Mick joined BCT Group after gaining extensive experience as an estimator at large construction companies. Mick’s involvement on each project starts at the tender stage when he arranges a time to visit your site and get a ‘feel’ for the project. From there, Mick starts working on a detailed budget and scope of works – documents that are the foundation of your project proposal.
Once all your project’s pricing and take-offs are complete, Mick catches up with you again to run through your proposal documents. He then makes the final adjustments to ensure everything is in line with your requirements. Outside of specific project work, Mick maintains and updates our templates, schedules and price files.
Estimates and Orders
Cert III Carpentry, Cert IV Building & Construction
Xavier has been with BCT Group since 2017, making the switch from carpenter to estimator in mid-2020. Prior to joining the team, Xavier worked in management positions across the finance, retail and hospitality industries.
Xavier will get involved in your project at the tender stage, working on preliminary cost estimates, identifying qualified subcontractors and negotiating on price. Throughout your project, Xavier will issue purchase orders to suppliers and contractors and assist with any variations, ensuring everything is documented and costed accordingly.
Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
Getting the right financial advice is crucial in making your renovation dream a reality. Tom helps our clients plan for a successful renovation by bringing his rich experience of lending to the table. He will provide you with a range of lending options across major banks as well as smaller, second tier private lenders so you can make an informed decision.
Born and bred in the western suburbs and still a proud local, Tom often visits our clients before and after hours as he understands the demands of work and family life. His trusted and tailored advice will reduce the stress associated with applying for finance and ensure your project gets off the ground on schedule.
If you're interested in Tom's services, call him for a free consultation on 0402 448 856.
Pre-Construction: Architecture and Interior Design
Projects and Design
Bach Architecture, Bach Construction Management
Before joining BCT Group in 2021, Rhys spent five years in the commercial construction industry and considers working on the Queen Vic Market Community Hub as a highlight.
While studying a double degree in Architecture and Construction Management, Rhys completed two semesters in Sweden and London. After graduation, he continued to travel, working as a volunteer coordinator for schools and orphanages in South America.
Rhys ensures that our design team works as efficiently and collaboratively as possible so we can meet deadlines and deliver the highest standard of work possible. Away from work, he enjoys woodwork and acting in the occasional play. Rhys is Bevan's nephew and Travis's cousin.
Bach Architecture, Registered Architect
Sook-Yan is the newest member of our design studio, joining the BCT Group team in June 2020. After working for various architectural firms across residential, commercial and institutional projects, Yan found her true calling was residential design.
Yan helps our clients design their dream home by thoughtfully addressing the practical and aesthetic elements of each space. Being a mum of two children, Yan has an in-depth understanding of what families need and desire as their children grow. This means she will design a home that not only works for you now, but well into the future.
Master of Architecture, Bach of Design (Architecture), Adv Dip Building Design
Grant has a passion for pragmatic design. He joined our design studio in late 2019 and hit the ground running, impressing our clients with his thoughtful and progressive designs.
Grant works with you to design and develop the vision for your dream home, ensuring the final product is a realistic reflection of your lifestyle, character and way of life. From the production of informative 3D visuals to the preparation of detailed construction documents,
Grant’s priority is to deliver a home that not only looks stunning and functions well, but improves your quality of life.
Bach Architectural Design, Master Architecture
As a student, Ebony worked at FPPV Architecture on community projects as well as Peter Barton Architects on high-end residential renovations. Ebony’s experience and talent saw her thrive as a freelance interior designer and draftsperson before she joined BCT Group earlier this year.
Ebony works closely with our clients through all stages of the design process, generating designs that are unique to their lifestyle and requirements. Ebony is driven to create user-friendly spaces where function always dictates form.
When she is not weaving her design magic, Ebony loves spending time with her family and is a self-proclaimed ‘plant parent’, caring for more house plants than she can count.
Drafting and Interior Design
Cert III Carpentry, Cert IV Building & Construction
Jenn grew up in Vancouver, Canada before moving to Melbourne in 2018. Jenn previously worked in administration with a biotech company and decided to take the leap into design completing a Diploma of Interior Design at RMIT.
Jenn is always up for trying something new and exploring the outdoors but if she’s honest she spends most of her time thinking about food.
Jenn works with our clients to transform their ideas into detailed internal drawings and create a space that meets all their needs. She believes in designing with the intentions of wellbeing and awareness to enhance the client's experience and enable them to grow with their home for years to come.
Dip Interior Decoration and Design, Cert IV Training and Assessment
With over 12 years’ experience, Melissa is a highly respected interior designer, whose professional work spans both residential and commercial projects. With her work featured in Australia’s leading design blogs and magazines, Melissa has established herself as an industry leader.
Melissa will work with you to create beautiful, bespoke living spaces. Once your drawings have been finalised, Melissa will help you select fixtures and fittings as well as paint colours and cabinetry designs ensuring every detail in your spec reflects your lifestyle and personality while being functional and budget-friendly.
Master Architecture Design & Engineering
After gaining experience through diverse internships, Mitra set up her own practice as a graduate architect working on everything from concepts, 2D drafting and 3D modeling to the completion of residential and commercial projects.
In 2019, Mitra expanded her skills by enrolling in a Diploma of Interior Design at Holmesglen Institute and started working as a freelance interior designer.
Mitra joined BCT Group in 2021 and partners with our clients to make their dream home a reality through custom architecture and interior design.
Away from work, Mitra enjoys reading, abstract painting and spending time with her friends, family and pet bunnies. She is a big fan of dark chocolate, gourmet pizza and a good coffee so counts herself lucky to live in the culinary haven that is Melbourne.
Dip Level 4 Built Environment & Architecture; Bach Building, Engineering & Architecture
Andrew joined us in 2021 bringing with him five years of building industry experience. Before relocating to Australia, Andrew worked at leading architecture studios in the Netherlands as well as doing freelance work that focussed predominantly on the creation of 3D visualisations.
As a valued member of our design team, Andrew helps translate our clients' vision for their home or commercial space into architectural drawings that encapsulate their wants, needs and aspirations for the future.
Andrew loves motorcycles because he is fascinated by the connection between man and machine. He is also an avid nature lover and loves going for hikes or heading for the slopes with his snowboard.
Construction: Management and Admin
Projects and Sites
Cert IV Building & Construction, Dip Building & Construction, Cert III OH&S
Travis joined the family business in 2016 to oversee the management of all our sites. He brought a wealth of experience with him having worked on multilevel apartment complexes, large townhouse developments and residential new builds.
In partnership with our project carpenters, Travis ensures our construction team meets (and often exceeds) our quality standards so we can achieve the design intent. By scheduling all our labour, trades and materials, Travis ensures our sites run efficiently and key milestones are achieved.
Projects and Sites
Cert III Carpentry, Bach of Business
Rob joined BCT Group in 2017 bringing with him a diverse background in all areas of carpentry. He completed his apprenticeship working on medium to large scale domestic extensions and renovations. He went on to refine his skills working for Sinjen Group, a premium architectural builder specialising in high-impact design projects.
Rob controls ensures our workmanship is of the highest standard, completed safely and on time. He leads and mentors a team of carpenters, apprentices and labourers overseeing the build through formwork, framing, lockup, fix and fit off. He also takes an active role in implementing our OH&S management systems so everyone gets home from site safely.
Workflow and Construction
Phyllis worked with one of Australia’s largest home builders as a construction and maintenance expert for over 16 years. Needless to say, she knows pretty much everything there is to know about building a top quality home.
Once your contracts are signed, Phyllis raises all the purchase orders related to your job so we’re ready for your site start. She also issues your invoices for stage claims and variations. Through weekly workflow meetings with the team, Phyllis ensures our construction schedule is up to date and anyissues are dealt with swiftly and efficiently. A stickler for detail. Phyllis thoroughly inspects your site ensuring every aspect gets the BCT tick of approval before it’s handed over to you.
Clients and Contracts
If you choose BCT Group as your architect and/or builder, you’ll see a fair bit of Peta’s friendly face throughout your renovation project. Peta is the main point of contact during the construction phase. Since 2016, she has ensured our clients feel heard and respected as their project progresses and are kept in the loop at all times.
Peta organises and attends weekly site meetings at a time that is convenient for you. Peta then uploads the meeting minutes along with progress photos into CoConstruct, our project management software that you can access at any time. If you need to request a variation, Peta will process your request ensuring minimal disruptions and delays on site.
Finance and Administration
Bach Economics (Accounting)
Katelyn grew up in Brighton but ventured over the bridge in 1997 and never looked back. As a graduate, Katelyn worked at Ernst & Young for five years after which she became a Financial Controller at William Buck (now Grant Thornton) for 10 years. In 2019, she decided to take some time off and do some bookkeeping on the side. Katelyn soon found she missed workplace interaction so jumped at the opportunity to join BCT Group in August 2020.
When she’s not managing our finances, Katelyn loves catching up with friends, playing tennis and golf as well as bushwalking.
Communications and Marketing
Master of Communication, Dip Professional Writing & Editing, Dip Music Theatre
Jacqui handles all of our communications and marketing including management of our website, social media and all promotional activities. With over 15 years’ experience as a communications strategist, copywriter and journalist, Jacqui loves promoting the people behind BCT Group and the top quality work we produce in partnership with our contractors and suppliers.
Jacqui will upload progress shots of your project to our social channels and organise professional photography of your completed project. She’ll also ask you to provide valuable feedback to us via a project completion survey.
Construction: Carpentry and Labour
The individuals above are supported by a committed team of carpenters, apprentices and labourers who work hard to deliver top quality homes for the inner west community.