Behind the scenes

Your Award Winning Master Home Builders in Melbourne


“Their strong and efficient project management style kept our job moving in all the right directions.  They were continually flexible and very helpful, and always made us feel as if nothing was a problem.”  Nick
Charalambakis, Brighton East (2015)  


From Residential Renovations to Extensions, to High-end Custom Home Design and Multi-unit building projects, Lifestyle By Design’s Managing Directors, Brad Schram and Nick Black have always been highly respected and admired for their top class, quality finishes and tailored home design ideas.


From the outset of any project, Brad and Nick have the proven capacity to:

  • Tailor your requirements – based on your initial concept ideals,
  • Give you expert designer advice to help improve on what you’re wanting to achieve, and
  • Provide practical and cost-effective solutions to enhance your lifestyle and/or investment potential.

With over twenty-six years of combined experience between them, their extensive reputations for excellence within the building industry provide every one of their clients with the assurance that their build will always have the key advantage of having two leading builder experts at the helm – in a hands-on role.  This complementary partnership also ensures that every aspect of your build is monitored and project managed to the nth degree.

Both Brad and Nick have vast experience in both commercial and domestic building projects and a proven commitment to exemplary craftsmanship.

Valued by every one of their clients, both past and present, Brad and Nick place the uppermost importance on customer service excellence and have a demonstrable work ethic second-to-none.


The Origins of Lifestyle By Design

Brad and Nick’s unique partnership had its beginnings when they initiated a company called Bickers Constructions in late 2009.  What was initially begun as a small residential carpentry company quickly grew into a commercial carpentry business with eighteen full-time Carpenters.  Their subsequent establishment of Lifestyle By Design occurred in 2013.

Bickers Constructions continued to be run by Brad and Nick, concurrently, throughout 2014, until the two businesses were merged to become Lifestyle By Design only – but with a combined database and clientele that have continued to recognise the value of their work, repeatedly engage their services, and support the growth of their business on an escalating scale.

“We take a personalised approach to every client and building project because to us it’s all about what you want, and we’ll be there for you from concept to completion, as a business team you can count on to provide you with the best advice, and  deliver exceptional results – and that’s our promise to you every time!”


“What started out as a small renovation quickly escalated to a huge one, during which we had works done on every room in the house.  What’s more, they finished ahead of schedule, and were good enough to work around our time frames from beginning to end. We couldn’t have been happier with their professional manner and service.”  Chris Visick, Hughesdale (2015)



Any Home by Lifestyle By Design

is Always Built With YOU in Mind