Hi, I’m Luke van der Linden…

And I am the name and face behind Fresh Renovation & Construction.

Originally from Melbourne, Canberra has been my home for over 20 years. I love living in Canberra and I have come to believe that it is the ideal location in which to have developed a thriving and successful business specialising in custom extensions and renovations. Short travel times and an abundance of skilled tradies to hand makes my job more rewarding and affords a great work/life balance.

Over the years here, learning my trade, developing my skills, growing our young family and building our business have all been areas of pride and satisfaction for me. Fresh is a family owned and operated business – I, with my team, do a lot of the building work myself and bring in a trusted network of tradespeople when required. My wife Steph manages things in the office and runs things behind the scenes.

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.What our clients say


“I’d recommend Luke and the team at Fresh Renovation and Construction to anyone who is looking to do a renovation. Right from the outset Fresh were ahead of the competition. Luke was easily contactable, replied to our message, presented well and on time and worked hard at submitting a thorough quote. I was impressed by how accurate and realistically he quoted given the supply constraints of the time. All this led to us selecting them from a few quotes to do an extension and full renovation.

The professionalism continued through the renovation as Luke expertly navigated his sub-contractors and suppliers to get and keep the build moving. We had regular communication throughout the project, which was important because we had moved out. Luke was great at keeping us up to date and informing us of the next steps. As well as providing guidance on when selections would have to be made so we could get a start on it. Luke and the team were also adept at providing advice and guidance to assist throughout the renovation, at one point even spotting some faulty existing structure and taking action to rectify it. They were always professional, courteous and tidy which all went a long way to keeping the site looking good and our neighbours on side.

I learnt from this build that it isn’t just Luke and the team that is important but all of their subcontractors as well. I was equally impressed at the quality of the sub-contractors’ work. Luke has built the right network to deliver high quality renovations.

For us Luke and the team impressively delivered our renovation on time and budget, which was great for us and is a credit to them given the challenging environment.”

Chris & Carina – Weston


“I’d like to support the recommendation for Fresh Renovation and Construction. Luke and his team did a great job renovating our house.

Luke put a lot of effort into submitting a thorough and competitive quote. His carpenters and tradespeople worked well together and their work was of a high standard. The build took place during a challenging period, with the second Canberra lockdown happening at the start of the project, and having to contend with supply delays across the industry. Even so, Luke worked hard to keep the project on schedule and brought it all together in good time. Luke was on site just about every day and made himself available to answer any questions we had, and he had a knack for coming up with constructive and practical solutions.

The team were always courteous and kept the site tidy, which helped a lot while we were still living at home during the earlier stages of the build. We’d definitely recommend Fresh if you’re considering getting your place renovated or extended.”

Jonathan & Frances – O’Connor






“We have recently used Fresh Renovation & Construction for our home renovations. Our experience was an extremely positive one, Luke was very professional, reliable, honest and holds himself and his team to an exceptionally high standard of workmanship.

Our build was on time, in budget and was stress free. Luke was very knowledge and his advice and guidance allowed us to end up with a home that is not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly.”

Rachel & Glenn – Page

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