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Builders and Renovators 

Life Structures is a medium sized construction business, mainly working in the residential field.

Previously Sutherland Structures from 1996 to 2007, then Life Structures Pty Ltd from 2007 to 2024.

We have delivered in the order of around 400 varied projects over about 28 years meaning we have a solid understanding of the residential market.

The vast majority of our client relationships end on a happy note meaning the bulk of our work is by referral which is the best type of advertising.



Our target market is:

Major renovations to existing houses (about 8 per year)

New architectural or difficult access homes (about 1 per year)

Medium and small renovations where they can fill gaps in our availability timeline

Work to units or common areas in unit blocks as we have the Class 2 registration

But sometimes we do other types of work as it arises

Recent Projects
October 18, 2018
Surry Hills Terrace
Exquisite Surry Hills terrace redesigned throughout with the highest of interior design standards. ...
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June 21, 2018
Thornleigh New Build
Life Structures have just completed this grand home for a family who love to entertain. Huge living ...
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September 5, 2012
Clovelly Timber Inspired Architectural Home
This home is inspired by Woolsheds with exposed timber elements combined with modern living. The ...
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March 31, 2016
Award Winning Renovation
Please enjoy these photos of our project on Sydney harbour HIA NSW awarded us best renovation of ...
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Diversified services. Unvarying quality.

Life Structures is primarily experienced in the residential industry. We have over 20 years experience in improving homes by various types of renovations and have been building new homes for 17 of these years.

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"Life Structures has been the building contractor on many of my professional projects, and on all of my personal renovation projects. I really cannot recommend Mark and his team highly enough. Mark's attention to detail in both preparation and construction stages is second to none, his diplomatic interpersonal skills mean there are no contentious issues, and his willingness to take on challenging briefs results in Life Structures realising some really fine work."
Jacqueline Bosscher from The Design Commission
"I have worked with Mark Farrugia and his team on two separate projects in 2015. Mark provides attention to detail that is difficult to find in the building industry, particularly from builders.  He is enthusiastic and flexible which our clients appreciate when it comes to on site specifications and variations. Nothing is too difficult for Mark, and I have found his approach to always be positive and responsive. From a consultation and cost preparation point of view, Mark offers a process to clients that address ALL their requested specifications and he does not try to ‘sugar coat’ the reality of the associated costs.  His transparent approach is again refreshing. I look forward to referring Mark to many more of my clients in 2016 and beyond. Thank you."
Leanne Irvine from Custom Home Designs
"As a rookie in building my first knock down/rebuild house, there have been many things to learn along the journey. But the No. 1 important out take in having a stress free build is choosing a good builder, one that you can trust, has great communication skills and works with you. Mark and his team at Life Structures have been a great choice in these respects. We were also fortunate to have Tim Day from Life Structure as our onsite manager during the whole project who ensured things where followed through and became an invaluable day to day contact for the many things that popup during the project . These are a down to earth team that communicate well and deliver most importantly a high quality job with their workmanship. Both myself and my partner enjoyed working with them on our project and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Mark and his team for any projects we embark on in the future!"
Peter – Home Owner from Pagewood
"I couldn't recommend Mark and his team at Life Structures any higher after giving them the contract to build a high-end apartment block in Bondi Beach for me. The Life Structures team are extremely professional, efficient, hard working and a polite. My project was quite challenging due to the constraints of the site on a busy intersection in Bondi Beach. However Life Structures ensured that the project came in on-time and on-budget, with the work being carried out to highest possible standards. Life Structures truly exceeded my high expectations."
David – Developer
"Life Structures provided a quality build with minimal stress. Mark kept us client well informed so there were no 'surprises'."
David – Home Owner from Botany