Master Builders Queensland Member


"Very prompt I rang them for a quote and that same day they came to my home and had a look at the job, the following day I received my quote and they began the work when I gave the go-ahead Reliable and pleasant people to deal with. Friendly and professional with reasonable prices."


"July 2011, I was need of a builder for renovations to my property. After consulting another 2 builders, I was impressed with Shaun and Tony Spencer’s honesty. I had my own ideas, but they showed me other ways of doing the job, more cost efficient, and aesthetically more pleasing to the eye. They have since been back several times over the years and carried out further work to my residential property and rental property. No job too big or too small, as i had both. Shaun and Tony are not only honest, they are punctual and reliable. I have no problems in leaving them in my house during my absence.

I would highly recommend Gaspen Pty Ltd for any building requirements."


"Hi all,
I recently used Gaspen Pty Ltd to do some renovations for me. The renovations were quite extensive and out of the ordinary.I found Shaun, the main builder, to be hardworking, honest willing to be flexible with my changing plans and he delivered a very high standard of workmanship.As usual there were extras, these extras were discussed with me prior to the changes and a reasonable price was discussed and agreed to.
Gaspen Pty Ltd is a honest, reliable family business and I will use them again for my next building project."


"Hi Tony and Sean,
We have used Gaspen on 2 occasions now and have been thoroughly impressed with the quality of their work and the timely manner in which that work has been completed. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone, having recommended them to friends already that were also very impressed with their work."

Mark and Tanya

Here are some frequently asked questions with answers that may help you out:

Q: Do I need council approval?
A: Only if you are building to close to your boundary, otherwise all building approvals are done by a private certifier. We have worked with Kai Simmons of Townsville Building Approvals for many years and highly recommend him.

Q: So how close to my boundary can I build?
A: 6m from the front boundary, 1.5 on the sides between neighbours, corner blocks are 6m front and road side. If you wish to build closer to the boundary’s you will need to apply for relaxation from the council.

Q: Do I need a set of plans for the work I want done?
A: Any works that are structural and need certification will need drawing done. We have been using a building designer by the name of Noel Steele for many years

Q: Do I need to chase up my own tradesman?
A: Not at all we have a good relationship with all our subcontractors we use and trust with the same high standards that we expect from ourselves.

Q: What building materials do you use?
A: We always use top notch materials the same materials that we would use in our own homes. All steel work is duragalv unless specified to be hot dipped. All our timber frame we use is to minimum of h2 treated. All external and internal beading is also treated. Every material we use and build is done to the Australian Building Standards, from a new set of stairs to new extension.

Q: Do we need to have a contract on the works we are enquiring about?
A: Any works to be done that total $3300 inc. GST or more must have QBCC Insurance with a contract signed between Gaspen being the builders and yourselves the client