Building Dreams Group

Our Curated Trade Directory

Welcome to our home building community... Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne!

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Hi!!! I’m Tara, the Founder and Director of Building Dreams Group...

We are a digital start-up, and networking community, connecting Mornington Peninsula & Bayside locals with really great local builders & tradies.


These trades people have been personally interviewed by us and are arguably the best of our local industry and artisans of their craft.


Our goal is to support our locals in their renovation & building journeys, whilst promoting the unique and special qualities of the
Mornington Peninsula & Bayside Melbourne building industry at the same time.


We do this through local events, a popular Facebook Group, Instagram and this Trade Directory website. Our directory of recommended businesses is also curated to include those that meet our unique values.

Best of luck in building your dreams and I hope that we can be a helpful part of your journey.

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We’re delighted to have Geoff Oxford, of Seachange Property, as our community's Property Partner.

This is very fitting because Geoff has been one of our biggest supporters since the beginning, and has been instrumental to our community’s success.


He has generously donated commercial space to our cause, and in doing so, has given the local building and design industry a home.


He is also supportive of our Trade Directory businesses, sharing his business acumen from his past life as a builder and plumber.


For these reasons he has become a mentor to many of us in this small business community, and we’re grateful for his contribution.


Thank you Geoff, your ongoing dedication makes you the perfect fit for Building Dreams Group.


We’re delighted to have Shannon Smit, of Smart Business Solutions, as our community's Accounting Affiliate.

We aligned with Shannon specifically because of her in-depth property, and business knowledge when it comes to accounting, and financial planning.

She is sincerely the ‘builders accountant’ having developed property herself, has been an instrumental mentor to many of the successful businesses in our community.

Thank you for your support Shannon, we’re so pleased to have you in our corner!


And, we're delighted to have Kim Sheppard, of Knoward Bookkeeping, as our community's Bookkeeping Affiliate.

This lady is firmly in our small business trenches, fighting a good fight with us, keeping the Building Dreams Group’s books in order.


She is endlessly patient, supportive and a stickler for detail… which is why many of our Trade Directory members are grateful to have her as part of their business journey.

Thank you Kim! Your contribution to our community is a breath of fresh air.