Capital Building is a design and building business based in Melbourne specialising in making existing homes new again for less than the cost of a new home.
In the mid-80s Peter Harnischmacher started, through contracting and with his own business, working on commercial and industrial building projects which included high-rise development in the city of Melbourne. Outside of the city Peter worked on some real high profile building projects for illustrious companies such as The Commonwealth Aircraft Factory, both Bonlac and Murray Goulbourn Dairies, Nippon Denso, Air International, Ford and General Motors.
In 1991 Peter became a Registered Building practitioner and moved to an area that he really loved; unit developments, steel framing and, his real passion, home extensions, renovations and building uniquely designed new homes.
In 2004, Peter started Capital Building with a very clear vision:
“A building must have excellent and thoughtful design in order for it to have great presence and a real purpose”.
Peter, with his 30 years of experience, has taken this vision and built a team of like-minded designers and builders. Their mantra is to work really hard with flair and passion to design and build extensions and renovations that enhances a client’s experiences of their home, both visually and practically.
The most commonly received praise from clients is that they are amazed how Peter and his team have transformed their existing home in to something brand new for less than the cost of a new home. In particular they love how Capital Building has retained and/ or developed a unique style for their home.
Capital Building is based in the municipality of Boroondara in Melbourne and operates throughout most Melbourne suburbs.