Update Renovate has a team of qualified, experienced drafts people, builders and trades people who share one goal – to deliver the very best in workmanship, quality, attention to detail and customer service for your house extensions and home renovations.

Our Story

Kevin Hattin realised early in his career the only way to guarantee a consistently high level of workmanship and professionalism was to own and manage his own business.

Starting out as Kevin Hattin Builder in 1986, he then formed Update Renovate, which has become a trusted family design and construction company over the last 30 years. Kevin is proud of the strong reputation he and his team have built up over this period, along with his strong base of referrals and repeat customers.

Three generations of the Hattin family have worked with Update Renovate.  Kevin’s father Norm Hattin worked as an Industrial Engineer and in the drafting industry for over 50 years. He then worked for Update Renovate for a number of years up until his 70s, before officially retiring in 2010.  Norm’s passion for the industry remained strong and he continued to work one day a week for Update Renovate up until Ray returned to fill the Drafting and Estimating Role. We have truly valued his experience, skills, wisdom and humour over the years.

After completing his apprenticeship in 2009 and gaining industry experience in drafting and estimating Ray Hattin has taken over Norms role and undertaken a management position working alongside his father Kevin running Update Renovate Pty Ltd.

  • Kevin Hattin using a hand saw to cut a log
  • Family Photo of Kevin and Leigh Hattin
  • Kevin Hattin and Ray Hattin (Baby) holding a drill
  • Kevin Hattin standing in a construction site when he was in his 20's
  • Kevin Hattin working on a queenslander
  • Ray Hattin leaning on the back of a truck

Mission

At Update Renovate our Brisbane building renovation and extension company has grown and evolved over the years but our goals and services have remained the same, to provide a comprehensive design and construction service and maintain our exceptional standards, attention to detail and personal service.

Our commitment to our customers is to:

  • Provide a personal service focused on honesty, reliability, promptness and minimising disruption for customers

  • Obligation – Free discussion and estimate with registered builder (not a salesman)

  • Creative and Innovative Plans and Designs to suit your home and budget

  • Ensure extensions are successfully integrated with the original design of the customers’ home. We always strive to make the extension look like it’s been part of the overall design of the house – seamless.

  • Provide a comprehensive design and construction service taking care of every aspect of the planning, approvals and construction to ensure there are no hidden costs and the project is completed to an exceptional standard, without delay.

  • Providing a specialist skilled and experienced team to construct your home improvement and renovation

  • Keep our customers informed and provide assistance with selections throughout the process

  • Address and rectify issues immediately should they arise

  • Give our customers a lifelong commitment, where we strive to avail our services for future work, no matter how large or small the job is.

Meet the Father and Son Team

As a team, we share one goal – to apply exacting standards in our individual areas of work to deliver the very best in workmanship, quality, attention to detail and personal service.

Kevin Hattin Portrait

Kevin Hattin

Principle Builder & Supervisor

Kevin Hattin realised early in his career the only way to guarantee a consistently high level of workmanship and professionalism was to own and manage his own business.

Starting out as Kevin Hattin Builder in 1986, he then formed Update Renovate, which has become a trusted family design and construction company since 1986.

Often referred to as “The Chief” Kevin is the principle builder and supervisor managing the job sites, coordinating trades and materials.

He is proud of the strong reputation he and his team have built up over the years, along with his strong base of referrals and repeat customers.

Portrait of Ray Hattin

Ray Hattin

Manager, Drafting, Estimating & Design

Ray began as an apprentice carpenter with Update Renovate before obtaining his building license and progressing onto a design and estimating role.

Moving to Sydney for a number of years Ray gained valuable experience in the wider construction industry working on everything from residential to industrial projects.

With his design, estimating and construction knowledge and experience Ray brings an intricate understanding of the Australian Standards and Regulations, Building Code of Australia, construction methods, materials, design, planning applications and processes.

His unique skill set and experience ensures that every design is functional, practical and cost effective to build.

The Update Renovate Team

In creating our team, Kevin insists on the same dedication to quality, individual expertise, professionalism and attention to detail that has defined his career. This extends from our first year apprentices through to our most senior tradesmen and is reflected in the professional tradesman-ship and quality of work completed by Update Renovate.

Our Carpenters.

We are proud to employ a team of highly dedicated, skilled and experienced carpenters. Our most senior tradesman Dave has been a valuable part of the Update Renovate team for over 20 years. Rob Billington began as an apprentice with us back in 2001 excelling in his trade until progressing to the construction manager role in 2019. Our carpenters Phil and Lachy both completed their apprenticeships with Update Renovate over the years and have progressed as lead carpenters training the next generation of apprentices. We are sincerely grateful to all of our carpenters present and past who share our passion for quality and professionalism, who’s dedication and skill  continues to be the backbone of Update Renovate.

Our apprentices.

At Update Renovate we are committed to passing on our knowledge and supporting the building industry by maintaining a program of recruiting, training and developing apprentices. Working alongside our skilled and experienced carpenters we have Zac and Nathan, we regularly receive great feedback about our apprentices from customers, who mention their dedication, promptness and attention to detail.

Subcontractors.

Our team engage and work alongside a select group of licenced, insured and highly skilled professional sub-contractors such as plasterers, tilers, plumbers and electricians most of which have been working with Update Renovate for up to 20 years building dream extensions and renovations in Brisbane.

On-Going Training.

In an ongoing commitment to professional training, we provide our tradesmen access to advanced training, such as Workplace Health and Safety, Certified Site Manager, Asbestos Removal, First Aid and Electrical Testing and Tagging of equipment and others.