• Choosing a builder……. not an easy step on your journey to your new home.  My Partner and I put a lot of effort into searching for the right mix of design and structural features, so to find a Builder that could meet all of our expectations wasn’t easy.  Mick Ainsworth was the Builder we chose.

    We are pleased to recommend Mick and his professional team.  Throughout the build they were informative and professional.  The result is our beautiful well built home.  Thankyou Mick and your great team

    Lee Fewings

  • Termites. Having fought a thirty year running battle with the little blighters in my previous home, they have earned my highest respect.

    Not wishing to experience the frustration and bleeding costs of having to replace part after part of this new dwelling, I decided to build with a steel frame.

    Which is where Mick Ainsworth comes into the picture.

    I’m particularly pleased that he did.

    I found him to be very professional, craftsmanlike and willing to be flexible where it was feasible.

    He has a great crew of tradies who work with him, and they put just as much care and proficiency into the building process as he does.

    In short, I can definitely commend him to you if you’re thinking of building.

    Feel free to contact me through him if you’d like to see this home of mine he’s built.

    John Elliott

  • I chose Mick to build my architecturally designed studio in Bellingen based on his reputation for quality and reliability, his experience with steel framing and the confidence he gave me after our initial meeting. He was a pleasure to deal with. I am based in New Zealand so had to rely on Mick 100% and he totally delivered. He was honest, transparent and highly communicative. He kept me engaged and involved. His team were amazing too. On the days I worked on site, they worked even longer than me! He also engaged really well with the architect, who was also based in New Zealand. I could not recommend him highly enough. The studio is beautiful and the  quality of the build is outstanding. I am really happy I chose to use steel framing and cladding too. The end product was just how we dreamed it would be.


  • The Lord Howe Island Golf Club engaged Mick Ainsworth to build a new club renovation on our remote and isolated Island. From our first conversation the Club knew that Mick was very professional!  He worked extremely well with our architect, build time, budget and quality of work was high spec and all the builders took great pride in their work.  I would highly recommend Mick Ainsworth Builders for any build


  • Steel Houses and Mick Ainsworth. In 2010 myself and my wife found ourselves in a situation where we were unable to find a suitable  house to buy in the Bellingen area so we had no choice but to build, not something I wanted to do again mainly because of my age.

    We wanted to break away from the Brick & Tile on a concrete slab style so we approached Yarra Steel owned by Mick Ainsworth, Mick had the perfect system, steel, what a wonderful medium, I was aware of steel frames but not the cladding and floor system.

    The steel pier and floor joist system makes an excellent stable floor, the frames and trusses are so straight, much easier than timber, not forgetting one of the most important advantages “No White Ant protection needed”.

    So much choice in colour was available for the roofing and the walls, now the wall cladding! We chose the timber lap look and people have to tap and touch to believe it’s actually steel and for me no maintenance or painting.

    In closing I would like to acknowledge the honesty, integrity and ease of communication in dealing with this company and would highly recommend Mick in any building capacity .

    Colin Hoskins

  • We engaged Mick Ainsworth to do a build of our custom outdoor entertaining area. Starting with a rough concept and a few ideas we involved Mick from the outset.

    His knowledge and advice was invaluable as what we were asking for was completely unique and involved a very difficult building site and a tight timeframe. Utilising his expertise Mick was able to help design exactly what we were after and then solve all the technical and building challenges without a problem. Mick’s advice and ability to work through unforeseen issues and remain professional and composed at all times and then deliver exactly what we were after, on time and on budget, meant the whole process was easy and stress free throughout.

    We would definitely use Mick on any future builds and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a quality builder.

    Scott and Melissa Nolan

  • My wife and I purchased an amazing piece of land here on the mid north coast with a view to build our “Dream Home “and move out of Sydney.

    Seeing first hand some of the issue’s neighbours had with builders in our old street we were doing our best to research local builders to ensure we were comfortable with their skills and advice.

    Emails going back and forth, looking over brochures, trying to view completed works to see who and what was on offer. After a lunch with a very close friend (an accomplished tradie himself) who had not long moved back to the area, he suggested Mick Ainsworth.

    So, on that recommendation we met with Mick and showed him our best attempt at a working drawing of what we had in mind, something a little out of the ordinary. Well from that first encounter it was so easy to discuss our ideas and concept with Mick that we felt at ease straight away

    Once we filtered through the other offers it was pretty much a no brainer to go with Mick. Accommodating some issues that we came across with a yes, we can help with that or swap a day for that, all so smooth without issue

    Once the build commenced visiting the site felt like the cleaners had just been before we arrived, several of the neighbours commented on how tidy the site was and how respectful the team was to the street. Little things like that certainly help with establishing new friends and neighbours, some don’t always have the same experience.  We were ALWAYS in the loop with trades, progress, suggestions for improving finish and design and so on. We never felt in the dark about anything.  If he didn’t have an answer to a question, he quickly found a solution. Quite often telling us “this is your home “if there is a way to make it work, we will do it.  Mick was never far off if we had any questions or concerns and the team on site were the same, professional, courteous and dam good at their job, great to see so much pride in their work.

    Well the final result was everything we had hoped for, all the advice from the other key trades just followed on from what we had experienced with Mick, everything in the right place, practical and useable and the result is just stunning.

    Thank you for the experience and finished product Mick, over a year on and we still get a buzz coming home!

    Paul & Kerry

  • We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the effort that you and your team put into building our new home just out of Macksville on the North Coast of NSW. With numerous contractors and home builders available to choose from in the area, we selected Mick Ainsworth Building to plan and begin construction on our first custom home on our 100 acre rural property. Price, quality, attention to detail, and lead time along with expertise in steel frame construction & design and local knowledge were all concerns of ours. Mick and his crew were able to fulfil all of our ideas and design plans.

    Mick worked directly with his team and all sub-contractors making sure our requirements and our wishes were met, he inspected their work and maintained an “on time” schedule of the build. His crew were always polite and helpful with our questions throughout the building process and they always left the job site safe, neat and orderly at all times. Mick was sure to give responsive attention verbally, through email and meeting at the construction site when needed. He continued to keep himself available for any questions or concerns we had. Upon completion he maintained his interest in making sure we were happy with the end results.

    Mick Ainsworth Building has done a fantastic job making our build a pleasurable and stress free experience providing us an on time, on budget home that we will truly enjoy for many years to come.

    We would highly recommend Mick Ainsworth Building and his team to anyone looking to build a new house.

    Thank you Mick and your crew!

    Tim & Vanessa

What Our Clients Say

Paul-Thomas Clarke
Paul-Thomas Clarke
04:37 19 Sep 22
Mick and the team were amazing when it came to our renovations. Easy to deal with and the quality of their work is great. Highly recommend!
Daniella Wekeem
Daniella Wekeem
22:21 11 Jan 21
Mick and the team we're amazing when it came to our renovations. Easy to deal with and the quality of their work is great. Highly recommend!
Daniella Wekeem
Daniella Wekeem
22:37 10 Jan 21
Mick and the team really know their stuff. Thanks for the great job on the renovation
Bryn Goode
Bryn Goode
22:14 10 Jan 21
Very personable with a wealth of knowledge, talented tradesmen & an exceptional build quality for the final product.
Tony Deane
Tony Deane
22:07 10 Apr 19