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Ian Stenlake

Ian Stenlake

TV's 'Sea Patrol', 'Stingers'

After seeing examples of Christensen Timber Designs work - my brief to them was simple. Build me something that you would live in! And that's exactly what Rick Christensen did - it's magnificent. Every time I visited the site - the lads had smiles on their faces - they were proud of their work and rightly so.

What impressed me most was Christensen Timber Designs regard for our neighbours. I guess they don't have to worry about the noise levels as they have every right to be there, but it was good to know they were minimising their impact.

Christensen Timber Designs listens and then comes up with the best solution.

Jamie & Ingrid Kwong

Palm Beach, NSW

We once lived in a small rundown house on the side of a big hill. It's only saving grace was the magnificent views. That was until we met Rick. In three short and painless months, Rick and his team turned our little shack into our amazing home. Our home instantly doubled in value. Our attachment grew immeasurably.

Seth & Tracy

Manly, NSW

Our attic used to be a scary place to venture into, but after Rick and the boys completely made it over it looks fantastic. They completely tranformed it into a beautiful office and lovely bedroom. We couldn't be happier with the result.

Modwood Deck and Steps | Decks

Dan Jordan

Church Point, NSW

The project was a complete home renovation encompassing a highly detailed and unconventional design brief from the architect compounded by a building site with extremely difficult access and a tight time frame.

Christensen Timber Designs delivered on all fronts. Rick and his team were excellent communicators to both us the client and our architect ensuring all parties were clear on progress throughout the build. The quality and detail of workmanship from Rick's team was outstanding. We highly recommend Christensen Timber Designs to anyone considering a renovation large or small.

Timber Doors And Stairs Northern Beaches Builder

Greg Heydon


We were absolutely pleased with you and your team with the work replacing our rear kitchen window and doors leading into our family room. Your suggestion to go a different way by adding French doors and fixing the two side

windows has turned out beyond what we had in mind, without your forethought and vision as to the completed job we would never have considered this, and the added steps match wonderfully.

You will be welcome back as we need other works done and we would be pleased to recommend you at any time.

Regards and thank you so much.

Timber Decking Designs, Master Builder, Sydney Builder

Simon and Zena Clark

Hudson parade, NSW

We have been delighted by the quality of the workmanship of Christensen timber designs. From the first site meeting Ricks team were professional and friendly, they worked to our budget exactly and gave expert advice where it was needed. We love the end result and would recommend CTD to anyone.

Timber Deck Design Northern Beaches Builder

Ron & Joan Mitchell

Warriewood, NSW

Rick and his team did a fantastic job in building our deck. The professionalism and workmanship was second to none. Most importantly the communication between us was great making sure that we got what we wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending Christensen Timber Designs.

Timber Deck and Roof | Northern Beaches Carpenter

Steve & Kazu

Allambie, NSW

We're thrilled with the result. Rick has a great team who are thorough gentlemen. What also impressed us is that even though we went for a fairly simple design in the end, Rick gave us plenty of design suggestions at the beginning, something the other quoters didn't do. Thanks Rick and team for a beautiful addition to our backyard

Dr James Cowley

Avalon 2107

We have used Christensen Timber Designs for extensive work on decks, balustrades and timber work. The work has been excellent, and the team working on the project with Rick should be commended on a great job. With renovation/repair work, one always has the worry over what the eventual work will be like, and who the other members of the team will be. we found the whole team working on the project to be enthusiastic, polite, timely and very customer centered. The result was work of a standard and design with which we are very pleased. Rick's suggestions and solutions to construction aspects were also greatly appreciated.

Colleen and Ian

Christensen timber designs completed a full renovation on our home in 2014 including new Kitchen, Bathrooms, Walk in wardrobe, Decks and Railings, Joinery, Cladding and Property refurbishment. The project was extensive as the house had been rented for many years while we were in NYC and London and not updated. There was extensive demolition and rebuilding involved so the project had the potential to be highly stressful.

However stress was totally minimized and we were extremely happy with the process and the result. The team are professional,friendly, polite, tidy and respectful with a great work ethic. Rick’s subcontractors strive for quality standards and take pride in excellent work. For areas such as kitchen joinery great contacts were provided who gave us a fantastic result at a fair price. Rick was great at providing design and aesthetic advice for all aspects of the project and all work was performed beautifully. The site was kept tidy and livable and nothing was a problem. For the business end of our project communication was open, there were no surprises, and billing, progress payments and quote management was transparent and fair. Once the project was in its final stages the team ensured every tiny detail was finished and completed to our satisfaction.

We have had many compliments on the beauty, contemporary look and livability of our home. We thoroughly recommend Christensen Timber Designs.


Rick and his team are true professionals. Before we started the project, Rick came out and reviewed our requirements for a deck rebuild in detail, providing well thought out ideas and several options (e.g. timber vs composite). What we liked about Rick in particular was his attention to detail and ability to provide suggestions we hadn't thought of ourselves.

Once we engaged Rick, his team, headed up by Wade, were a pleasure to deal with; they were highly efficient (complete in two weeks!), arrived on time every day, were exceptionally clean (no left over waste) and most importantly built an exceptional, well-crafted deck for us.

We are very happy and would confidently recommend CT Designs to anyone.

Claire & Brenden Delaney

We are very happy to recommend Rick and his team after the ground up renovation and transformation of our house, taking it from a 2 bedroom original shack to a lovely 4 bedroom comfortable beach house. Rick’s initial quote was competitive and the resulting build is to a high standard, the quality is evident in all aspects of our home.

Logistically this project could have been challenging, as we were living overseas at the time, however due to Rick’s open and constant communication, and his experience and genuine intention to build the home we desired, the project ran smoothly and on time!

Throughout the build, Rick’s team were respectful and considerate of our neighbours, and we received several compliments in regard to the team on completion of the project.

We are delighted with our new home, and highly recommend Rick and the team at Christensen Timber Designs.