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“We see the home as a blend of both environmental and built forms, thus all elements need to create a seamless indoor/outdoor harmony that adds to the enjoyment of living in the space”.


With over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial works throughout Melbourne, Classic Projects offers the total package from design and construction through to interior and landscape design. Our aim is to create the lifestyle that people wish to enjoy and, to achieve this, we adopt a collaborative approach combining the collective skills and expertise of our team members.

The calibre of our work has been recognised by the Master Builders Association with Classic Projects winning Master Builder of the Year, Best Quality Finished Home and Best Custom Home over $1M.


Founder and Director of Classic Projects, Rod Thomas has a long history in both design and construction management. Rod has a particular passion for good design and creating environments that suit our modern lifestyles. Voted Master Builder of the Year, his attention to detail and commitment to quality has also seen Classic Projects win Best Custom Home over $1 million and Best Quality Finished Project in the Master Builders Excellence in Housing Awards.

Rod applies his extensive knowledge to other areas of his life, having served as Board Member, Chair of the Building & Planning Committee and member of the Planning & Steering Committee at St Michaels’ Grammar School in St Kilda. These roles saw him actively involved in the masterplanning and development of multi-educational facilities including the largest building project in the school’s 120 year history.

Domestic Builder – Unlimited

Commercial Builder – Unlimited

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Our Approach

By offering a holistic design and build service, we steamline the process from concept to completion. Our continuity of management and oversight throughout all stages maximizes control of each project from cost, timing and quality perspectives.

An ongoing collaboration between our design and build teams ensures buildability and cost effectiveness through the joint assessment of alternatives and the application of value management principles. It also facilitates communication and the flow of ideas between those responsible for the creation of the design and those who bring it to life.



Customized Design

With a clear focus and understanding of the nature and influential factors of the location, we interpret clients’ thoughts and ideas in order to maximize the potential of the design created. We combine well considered design elements to achieve the individual look, functionality and lifestyle desired, taking customisation to another level. With experience across a range of building styles – contemporary, period, classic 60’s – our attention to detail is evident in the use of materials, fixtures and finishes that help create the overall style.



Client Relationship

We believe in building a strong and open working relationship with our clients by keeping them informed and involved throughout each stage with the goal of making the experience a rewarding and enjoyable one. Personalised guidance and options are provided throughout the lifecycle of each project which assists with the decision making process.


Capitalising on the latest in design technology, Classic Projects Designs utilizes 3D modelling to bring design concepts to life, providing much greater visualisation, understanding of the layout, spaces and connections and exploration of alternatives than traditional 2D drawings.

Our design services include sketch design, design development, town planning (if required), interior design and construction drawings. Clients are consulted and involved in each stage of the exciting evolution.


Our customized systems provide access to an unparalleled volume of information throughout the lifecycle of each project – be it residential or commercial – providing useful detail, clarity, monitoring and control of costs, scheduling of works to optimize construction efficiency and communication platforms.

30+ MBAV and HIA member.


  • New homes
  • Extensions/renovations (contemporary, 60’s, period)
  • Can build from client supplied architectural drawings or we can prepare full design and construction documentation.
  • We build throughout Melbourne and its rural surrounds including Mornington Peninsula.
  • Well versed in construction standards required for bushfire prone areas.

  • Office
  • Retail
  • Medical
  • Community facilities
  • Childcare
  • Multi-residential
We see the incorporation of the newest and most innovative materials, products and services as essential to modern design and construction and endeavour to use the latest technology in all phases.

Green and eco-responsible options are of increasing relevance and we are mindful of these considerations. Use of recycled and repurposed materials, water and energy efficiency are just some of the sustainable elements featured in our projects.

Get In Touch


Post: PO Box 2068 Brighton North VIC 3186

Phone: 03 9596 1211