BTF Constructions Story

BTF Constructions was founded by experienced builder Brett Filsell and businesswoman, Elise Heyes. With shared vision and values, the company was initially formulated on the philosophical premise that homes are a sense of place, a place of purpose, gathering, connecting, and sharing of experiences with family and friends.

As a family-owned enterprise, Brett and Elise strongly believe that every home owner should be offered that possibility.

Brett and Elise invest in the people they collaborate with. The network of people that Brett and Elise have converged to form the wider collective BTF Constructions team is what makes building with this company special. Their engaging and collaborative approach, and commitment to customer service, has lead BTF Constructions to become one of Adelaide’s most renowned destination companies for custom new home construction.

BTF Constructions  Home Builders Team

Meet the BTF Constructions Team

We pride ourselves as a building company that can offer our customers exceptional quality, value and that truely personal service.  You can be assured who you are working with from the start of a project through to completion.

Brett Filsell

Brett Filsell


Brett is the founder and director of BTF Constructions. Established over ten years ago, Brett developed BTF Constructions into a company that is now very well recognised and respected within the building industry. Brett’s commitment and diligence has enabled the company to deliver a broad range of tailored services to respective clients. As a licensed builder, and carpenter by trade, Brett has a thorough understanding of the entire building process. 

Elise Heyes

Elise Heyes

Business Development

Elise is responsible for a range of activities in the company. Primarily, Elise is responsible for developing new and maintaining current business relationships, market development and social media, financial management and office administration. Elise brings extensive experience to the company, gained from other corporate roles. 

Belinda Fitzgerald

Belinda Fitzgerald

Residential Contracts Admininstrator / Accounts

Belinda manages various administrative aspects of the residential building projects providing support to the Director, Site Supervisors and trades.   She is also responsible for general office duties and accounts payable and receivable.

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Award Winning – Custom Home Builder

BTF Constructions is an award winning Adelaide based building company located in Grange,  South Australia. As one of the state’s premier building firms we specialise in custom-designed residential and commercial projects.

We are recognised as leaders in the building and construction industry and are highly regarded as a trusted builder within both our client and supplier networks.

BTF Constructions is a member of both Master Builders Association (MBA) and Housing Industry Association (HIA).

Our extensive list of awards include:

2023 Winner SALIFE People’s Choice Award

2023 Commendation HIA-SA Custom Built Home ($550,000 – $1m)

2023 Finalist MBA National Excellence in Contract Home ($750,000 – $1m)

2023 Winner – MBA SA Excellence in Contract Home $700,000 – $1M

2022 Finalist HIA-Australian Renovation / Addition Project of the Year

2021 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project of the Year

2021 Winner HIA-SA Custom Built Home ($550,001 – $800,000)

2021 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project ($500,001 – $750,000)

2020 Winner HIA-SA Best Small Commercial Project (up to $2m)

2020 Winner HIA-SA Renovated Bathroom (up to $35K)

2020 Commendation HIA-SA Custom Built Home ($550,001 – $800,000)

2020 Commendation HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project ($550,001 – $750,000)

2019 Commendation HIA-SA New Kitchen (up to $35K)

2019 Finalist HIA-Australian Renovation/Addition Project of the Year

2018 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project of the Year

2018 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project over $550,001

2018 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project $200,001 – $350,000

2018 Finalist MBA National Excellence in Building and Construction 

2018 Winner – MBA SA Excellence in Renovation or Addition $200-$400K

2018 Finalist HIA-Australian Renovation / Addition Project of the Year

2017 Winner HIA-SA Renovation/Addition Project of the Year

2017 Winner HIA-SA Renovation / Addition Project over $550,001

2017 Finalist HIA-Australian Business Partner of the Year ~ Elise Heyes

2016 Winner HIA-SA Business Partner of the Year ~ Elise Heyes

2015 Winner HIA-SA Use of Sloping Site

2014 Commendation HIA-SA Custom Built Home ($500-750K)

Our Values

The most important aspect for us, as a building company is ensuring our workmanship exceeds our customer expectations, in all areas. The quality of our building and construction work is flawless, because of the amount of time and energy we personally invest in each building project. Taking a hands-on approach, ensuring there is transparency and open communication, and working closely with our clients, from inception all the way through to completion, ensures we always deliver exactly what you want. This attention to detail and personal service is why our clients select us as their trusted builder.


  • Member of Housing Industry Association SA (HIA)
  • Member of Master Builders Association (MBA)



Full Service Construction Projects

BTF Constructions provides a personalised service on all aspects of the construction process. From initial planning and drafting concepts, engineering and building approvals, through to every aspect of construction work and project management. We also provide interior design assistance and quality packages on a range of product selections and appliances.

Our residential services include the design and construction of new homes, property development, and extensions of varying size and complexity.

Our commercial services include design and construction of new premises, re-modelling of existing offices and shop fitting for all types of business premises.

Professional Building and Innovation

BTF Constructions is fully licensed, insured and equipped to take on residential and commercial projects of varying nature. We implement strict Work Health & Safety procedures and our work is compliant with all national building codes and Australian Standards. As members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA), we ensure that all of our building practices are current.

BTF Constructions are continually researching new building products and design innovations to bring our customers the best there is to offer in both contemporary and modern construction and design. This means that if you have an idea or vision for your home, but can’t see how it can be accomplished, we will have the solution.  If we need to explore other possibilities we know where to look, which means we can create the look and feel you have envisioned.

BTF Constructions Suburbs Service Areas

To guarantee our great customer service, superior build quality, and effective project management, we primarily focus on building projects in the following suburbs.

Western Suburbs

  • Henley Beach
  • Henley Beach South
  • West Beach
  • Grange
  • West Lakes
  • West Lakes Shore
  • Tennyson
  • Semaphore
  • Semaphore Park
  • Largs Bay
  • Glenelg
  • Glenelg North
  • Glenelg East
  • Glenelg South
  • Somerton Park
  • Brighton
  • Hove
  • Seacliff
  • Marino
  • Fulham Gardens
  • Fulham
  • Kidman Park
  • Fulham
  • Lockleys
  • Mile End
  • Torrensville
  • Croydon
  • Prospect

Eastern Suburbs

  • St Peters

  • North Adelaide

  • Stepney

  • Gilberton

  • Medindie

  • Kensington

  • Kensington Gardens

  • Kensington Park

  • Rose Park

  • Dulwich

  • Toorak Gardens

Inner CBD Suburbs

  • Wayville

  • Unley

  • Unley Park

  • Hyde Park

  • Parkside

  • Fullarton

  • Malvern

  • Goodwood

  • Millswood