Kevin R Hattin – Qualified Cert III in carpenter & Joiner Honour Student


Builders Licence Obtained

Started as Kevin Hattin Builder in 1986 working as a contractor.


Ray’s first day of his apprenticeship


Update Renovate Building Services – Registered Business name

Kevin started employing one carpenter and working alongside his wife Leigh managing the book keeping and office management.

The work vehicle was a reliable old 1967 HR Holden Ute (Still Kev’s Weekend Car)

The business was originally run from the family dining table.

Update Renovate Building Services Business Plan – 1991

Type of business: We will provide a professional building service, which designs and constructs an extensive range of home improvements and renovations.


  • Creative Designs to suit your home and budget
  • Obligation – Free discussion and estimate with registered builder
  • Preparation of all plans
  • Obtain all council permits
  • Specialist team to construct you home improvement or renovation
  • All works performed, covered by a 7 year structural and 6 month maintenance guarantee.


Job UD01

First Update Renovate Job
Queenslander Ground Floor Extension
Contract Price $50,000.00


Job UD105 

First Second Storey Extension – Bardon


Job UD205

Second Storey Addition – Kedron


Update Renovate Pty Ltd – Company registered in Aug 2004


Job UD300

Queenslander Extension and Renovation – Norman Park

Norman Park exterior pre renovation
Norman Park exterior post renovation


Raymond J Hattin – Qualified Cert III in Carpentry

Job UD401 – Lift & Build Under Queenslander – Camp Hill

Camp Hill Before Renovation


Job UD499

Second Storey Extension & Ground Floor Renovation – Mount Gravatt East

Mt Gravatt East exterior pre renovation
Mt Gravatt East exterior post renovation


Raymond J Hattin – Certificate IV Builders Licence Obtained

Today – From humble beginnings Kevin, Leigh and now Ray still own and operate Update Renovate employing a staff of skilled carpenters, apprentices and labourers. 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.

Update Renovate:

Brisbane's Second Storey and Extension Specialists

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