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WHO WE ARE

We’re architectural mediators, design extraordinaires, and construction industry veterans.

We’re the people who are going to give new life to your family home.

About Us

From the first sketch to handing you the keys, Family Home has been delivering one-stop design and build services for over 30 years in Sydney.

Our expertise in building informs our initial conversations with our clients so that we propose design ideas that fit brief, budget and constructability.

Our transparent process ensures informed and excited clients who thoroughly enjoy being a part of the evolution of their family home.

Meet The Team

From our humble beginnings in 1991, we’ve been committed to growing our group of respected design and construction professionals. It’s time to meet the dream team.

Managing Director

Roman Pazniewski

Family Home’s award-winning founding member has been involved with construction for most of his life. With a degree in architecture from the University of Sydney, Roman has been working in construction since 1981 and obtained his builders’ licence in 1988. He now manages sales, marketing, planning, building approvals, contracts and projects for Family Home.

Family Home’s award-winning founding member has been involved with construction for most of his life. With a degree in architecture from the University of Sydney, Roman has been working in construction since 1981 and obtained his builders’ licence in 1988. He now manages sales, marketing, planning, building approvals, contracts and projects for Family Home.
Design Executive

Branko Jaric

You’re yet to meet anyone who matches the infectious levels of enthusiasm shown by our Design Executive Branko. He approaches design with a problem-solving mindset, using lateral, first principles thinking to develop concepts that inspire and delight. Armed with a Masters of Architecture from the University of South Australia and his passion for collaboration, innovation and cost effectiveness, Branko adds immense value to each project for both clients and the neighbourhood. He was recently awarded the Public, Urban and Landscape Award at the 2021 Sustainability Awards.

You’re yet to meet anyone who matches the infectious levels of enthusiasm shown by our Design Executive Branko. He approaches design with a problem-solving mindset, using lateral, first principles thinking to develop concepts that inspire and delight. Armed with a Masters of Architecture from the University of South Australia and his passion for collaboration, innovation and cost effectiveness, Branko adds immense value to each project for both clients and the neighbourhood. He was recently awarded the Public, Urban and Landscape Award at the 2021 Sustainability Awards.
Accounts and Administration

Halina Pazniewski

Halina works part time by assisting with office administration and bookkeeping. She’s married to Roman, with whom she has two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys a chai latte and a chat, as well as gardening and ballroom dancing.

Halina works part time by assisting with office administration and bookkeeping. She’s married to Roman, with whom she has two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys a chai latte and a chat, as well as gardening and ballroom dancing.
Business Manager

Marie Bastoli

A Family Home member since 2009 with over ten years’ experience in residential construction, Marie is our trusty Business Manager. As a valued member of our leadership team who specialises in business, project and construction management, IT and support, Marie truly understands our business needs and strives to make sure that our systems deliver high quality solutions. She continuously reviews our processes to ensure transparency and better service to you. As if that wasn’t quite enough to be getting on with, Marie also crews for twilight yacht racing and enjoys bushwalking and reading science fiction in her spare time.

A Family Home member since 2009 with over ten years’ experience in residential construction, Marie is our trusty Business Manager. As a valued member of our leadership team who specialises in business, project and construction management, IT and support, Marie truly understands our business needs and strives to make sure that our systems deliver high quality solutions. She continuously reviews our processes to ensure transparency and better service to you. As if that wasn’t quite enough to be getting on with, Marie also crews for twilight yacht racing and enjoys bushwalking and reading science fiction in her spare time.
Architectural Drafter

Grant Kelly

As our Architectural Drafter, Grant shares the Family Home vision of creating beautiful and environmentally friendly homes. Grant will be on the job from the proposal stage all the way through to completion, meticulously preparing computer plans and drawings for your project. He has a Diploma of Building Design at TAFE and he loves all things architecture, as well as music, travel and gaming.

As our Architectural Drafter, Grant shares the Family Home vision of creating beautiful and environmentally friendly homes. Grant will be on the job from the proposal stage all the way through to completion, meticulously preparing computer plans and drawings for your project. He has a Diploma of Building Design at TAFE and he loves all things architecture, as well as music, travel and gaming.
Construction Manager

Paul Trecartin

A construction industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Paul is the person you want managing and supervising your build. He has a long and successful career in carpentry and residential building work that has taken him to places like Boston, Massachusetts. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Paul on the team as our Construction Manager.

A construction industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Paul is the person you want managing and supervising your build. He has a long and successful career in carpentry and residential building work that has taken him to places like Boston, Massachusetts. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Paul on the team as our Construction Manager.
Construction Estimator

Ahmad Faizi

If you want accuracy in your project estimations, Ahmad is the guy to call upon. With a construction management degree, a diploma in architecture and over 8 years of experience with high-end residential projects in estimating and project management, Ahmad will give you a clear and concise picture of how your renovation or extension project will play out.

If you want accuracy in your project estimations, Ahmad is the guy to call upon. With a construction management degree, a diploma in architecture and over 8 years of experience with high-end residential projects in estimating and project management, Ahmad will give you a clear and concise picture of how your renovation or extension project will play out.
Carpenter and Safety Officer

Shane Bridekirk

With 14 years’ experience as a carpenter for Family Home under his belt (plus a Certificate IV in Construction and Building), Shane is our Carpenter and Safety Officer, which involves making weekly site visits and ensuring worksite compliance. Shane is always keen to improve his understanding of the building process from approvals right through to completion.

With 14 years’ experience as a carpenter for Family Home under his belt (plus a Certificate IV in Construction and Building), Shane is our Carpenter and Safety Officer, which involves making weekly site visits and ensuring worksite compliance. Shane is always keen to improve his understanding of the building process from approvals right through to completion.
Marketing Coordinator

Jemma Ryan

Our social media profiles and monthly newsletters don’t run themselves, and that’s why we’re delighted to have a genius Marketing Coordinator like Jemma. She keeps all of these profiles up and running, all while earning a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics, from Macquarie University. Jemma also enjoys painting, reading and gardening.

Our social media profiles and monthly newsletters don’t run themselves, and that’s why we’re delighted to have a genius Marketing Coordinator like Jemma. She keeps all of these profiles up and running, all while earning a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics, from Macquarie University. Jemma also enjoys painting, reading and gardening.

Service Guarantee

Our service guarantee to you is to provide you with your ideal home on time and on budget.

Our commitment is to communication, honesty and trust.

We promise:

  • To finish your project on the day promised. (Subject to an extension of time for events beyond our control.)
  • To pay you an agreed amount per day in the event that the project runs over schedule.
  • That your project will be completed for the quoted price — without hidden costs or surprise charges. (Excludes variations agreed to with the owner and provisional allowance adjustments.)
  • To have weekly meetings with you onsite to keep you informed, answer questions and address any concerns you may have about your project.

Who We Service. 

Who We Service. 

Who We Service. 

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As they grow over time, families often want more out of their homes and these buildings need to keep up with the demands of contemporary Sydney life.

We believe homes set the scene for family success stories and that they should honour the people that experience their life journey within its walls.

We can help to create these scenes by providing high quality design, extensions and renovations.

We design and build for the North Shore, Northern Beaches and Eastern Suburbs. We've completed renovations up north in Mt Colah as well as just past the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Bondi. If you'd like us to set your renovation in motion, now is the time to let us know.