Durable Construction Adelaide - formerly J.L. Stevens

Together, We'll Build Your Dream Project!

Custom Carpentry, Renovations, Decks, Pergolas and more...

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How It All Works

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We assess your situation
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Carpenters in Adelaide

Superior builds to improve the value of your home.

We pride ourselves on the small details that have driven our successes and given us many opportunities to provide quality carpentry and building services to the greater Adelaide community. Communication and integrity are our backbone, and our eye for the finer details and desire for excellence never waivers.

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Our Building Services

Decks & Pergolas

We can provide custom designed decking and pergola solutions as well as more traditional carpentry options to enhance the exterior of any home.


We're experts in both contemporary and traditional construction techniques, so no matter what your vision for your home is, our renovators can make it a reality.

Cladding & Maintenance

Not sure how to maintain your cladding, or you need help with repairs? Our carpenters are on call and ready to assist.

Suppliers & Brands We Use

About Us

Hey I'm Josh a qualified carpenter and general handyman from the southern suburbs of Adelaide. When I'm not on the tools building dream homes, I'm hanging out with my wife Gemma and little boy Jack!

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Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. Hear from our 30+ happy clients.

It can be hard to find a trades person to not only understand your vision, but also buy into it and own it. Josh performed his work in an ultra professional way and to the highest standard. He not only met but exceeded our expectations. He is not your typical tradie he communicated very well and turned up on time every time. If you're looking for someone to bring your vision to life, look no further.
Joshua took great care to turn my office with an archway entrance back to a 3rd bedroom with a door and rehang after painting the hallway door. Joshua did a beautiful job and I would happily recommend him for your building work.

Jo Cowan

Great attention to detail in his work. Very punctual and efficient at getting the job done. Very accommodating to our request and we are really happy with the end result. Would totally recommend to anyone wanting to get some work done. We will be using again for some future work.

Kris Shanahan

I am really impressed with the quality of work completed by Josh. It was so easy to arrange everything, from the quote to the times for the work to be completed. I would have no hesitation recommending Josh to others, and I will definitely be using Josh again in the near future.

Nicola Jane

I recently hired Josh to construct a new wall and door in my house. I could not be happier with the process from start to finish! He was punctual when arriving for both the initial quote and the work itself. He was extremely professional and reliable and I look forward to hiring him in the future - special mention to the high level of courtesy and respect he offered me which sadly does not always happen as a woman! Thanks so much Josh!

Ashleigh Josephs

Another sterling effort from Josh Stevens restoring the main lounge room ceiling of Napier Cottage - thanks Josh!

Michael Gomersall

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of construction projects have you worked on in Adelaide, Australia?

We have worked on a range of projects. From custom homes, and commercial fit-outs to renovations and extensions.

What materials and tools do you typically use in your carpentry/building projects? 

The materials & tools we use are only the highest quality which helps us deliver a final product that will last for years.

Are you licensed and insured to work as a carpenter/builder?

Yes, we are licensed to carry out any scope of carpentry work.

What are the common challenges faced during home renovations?

The major challenge we face with renovating homes is the unknowns that cannot be seen before work has commenced. If we find a problem, we will stop work, asses and provide a cost to rectify it without compromising the finished product.

How long does a construction project typically take?

A project can vary from 1 day to 6 months. Once a site visit and quote have been completed, we can provide an accurate timeline for your project.

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