Illawarra Home Renovation Builders

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Illawarra South of Sydney and north of the South Coast stretches this lovely region that is dominated by the beauty of the New South Wales coastline and its namesake lake – Illawarra. It’s a region that combines the pleasantries of urban city living with  rural touches and coastal highlights. Sun and surf seekers flock here, as do many families. So it’s no surprise that a growing wave of home renovations has also hit the shores of Illawarra.

Cinzia Gagliardi and her husband Matthew Green head up the local Refresh Renovations team. While following a career in psychology for the last 25 years, Cinzia has long held a passion for architecture, building and renovating. Now that she has turned her professional focus onto this field, her high level background in clinical and forensic services has given her solid people and project management skills. She headed the ACT Forensic Mental Health Service,ran a private practice, became general manager of an Australasian employee assistance program company and founded the first private mental health hospital in Wollongong. Now it’s the ‘mental health’ and happiness of her home renovation clients that’s closest to her heart. Making the renovation experience an enjoyable one is her main concern, and that means streamlining the process and minimising the risk of any issues arising.

As project manager and construction supervisor, Matthew keeps a close eye on every project to ensure a successful outcome, every time. His experiences as a qualified carpenter and builder – with a Bachelor of Design and 20 years worth of work experience in the industry – put him in a great position to oversee home renovation. He has designed and managed the remodels of hundreds of homes, and also worked as a teacher at TAFE NSW, helping to hone the skills of the next Generation of carpenters and joiners. Up to speed with the latest technologies, Matthew brings a keen eye for details and immense practical know - how to the job.

The couple’s ultimate goal is to help you achieve your dream of a beautifully designed and constructed home that is right for your lifestyle. Over the last few years and decades, Cinzia has been lucky to indulge her passion for architecture and renovate four of her own properties, transforming tired and old houses into modern and functional residences. She knows first-hand how stressful the process can be. Time and budget constraints are a reality, as are sometimes frustrating building restrictions and council regulations. The specialists at Refresh are experts at finding a solution that works, and at completing the project on time and within budget. They work with reliable tradespeople and suppliers, and have proven technologies and methods at their fingertips.

As part of an international franchise group, the Refresh Renovations team in Illawarra offers specialist renovation services from Helensburgh, Thirroul and Wollongong through to Port Kembla, Shellharbour and Gerringong. No project is too big or too small – from simple bathroom updates and kitchen makeovers through to full-blown home extensions and basement excavations, Cinzia, Matthew and their crew are geared up to help you turn your house into your own personal sanctuary.


Get in touch with Refresh to discuss your home renovation project

If you would like to discuss home renovation options for your next renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project. If you would like to provide us with more information about your project, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.


Wilga Street, Corrimal NSW 2518