When you get a chance to build your dream home, the resulting home has to be special. One-of-a-kind. An extraordinary statement of architecture and design. So, when the time comes, choose a builder who specialises in making dream homes come true – Manteena Residential.

Real dream homes don’t come pre-packaged. That’s why we always start with a conversation and some sketches on paper, and ultimately finish with a bespoke, architecturally designed home that’s been fully customised for you. And even if your ideas create complex building problems, we’ll tackle those challenges head on.

We’re all about collaboration. Project Manager, Danny Agnello, will be your point of contact throughout the building process. It’s Danny’s job is to ensure you and our team are on the same page, to understand the kind of home you’re wanting to build, and to work with you to realise the dream.

You’ll also benefit from Manteena’s commercial building experience, bringing a finely honed discipline to bear on your project’s budget, schedule and overall quality of build.

Manteena Residential generally take on builds exuding in high-end quality but delivering value in spades. That’s because we’re focused on the final built product and producing a home that we can both  be immensely proud of, and that’s how you know that when you hire Manteena Residential, we’ll be building something special together.




At Manteena Residential, we’ll go the extra mile to stay true to our promise of delivering a superior build, every time. Just some of what we offer:

High-quality built product

We can help you with selecting the best inclusions and brands for your new home – or you can choose the yourself. Our collaborative approach means we’re flexible.

We’ll build to a budget

Tell us your budget and we’ll help you squeeze the most out of every cent. And there are no hidden costs or other nasty surprises.

Built within agreed timeframe

Deadlines are important to us – we stick to them.

A network of specialists

Our network of contractors means we always have access to specific expertise, like pre-cast and form concrete, rammed earth, structural steel, basements, and flooring.


We’ll do what works best for you

We’re a customer-friendly building company – we pride ourselves on it. So, in the spirit of our collaborative approach with our customers, we offer you a number of options as to how you’d like to work with us. In the first instance we always ask one simple question, and this gets us started in the right direction.

Choose an option below.

Perfect…now let’s finalise a price for you. We’ll give you a lump sum price to perform the works as per your plans – with no hidden costs. What we quote is what you’ll pay – unless you choose to add further inclusions as the project progresses (which is all ok).

We’ll provide a detailed programme of works, including contingencies, with a firm end date. This way, you can make all the necessary plans for finance, storage or relocation to your new home, knowing that your new home will be ready on the date we’ve committed to.

We’ll handle the approvals.

Then after we sign contracts – let’s get on with the build.

No problem at all…our friendly team is here to help take the lead and guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Here’s a snapshot of how process usually works:

  • 1. First Consultation (obligation free). We’ll sit down with you and discuss all the ideas you have for your new home. Our goal is to get in your headspace and gain a solid understanding of what you really want from your project. We’ll also listen to your goals, discuss budget and set some broad objectives to get the ball rolling.
  • 2. We’ll create a preliminary timetable to undertake the design and construction works. This will give you a good idea of overall timeframes for your project.
  • 3. We’ll develop a comprehensive brief for the design team. This brief outlines the specific details of your project. Your likes, dislikes, preferences and must haves are all listed in detail.
  • 4. We’ll recommend an architect* from our extensive network. And because we don’t have any exclusive agreements, you know our endorsement of an architect is based solely on your project’s requirements – and to some degree, your personality – to ensure a strong rapport and shared goals between yourself and the Manteena team.
    * For heritage projects, we’ll put a heritage consultant on the team from early in the project, to navigate through the process and various approvals.
  • 5. We’ll develop Design Concepts and Sketch Plans and present them to you.
  • 6. We’ll meet again to discuss your feedback on the design and to approve a firm direction.
  • 7. We’ll develop a cost estimate or Builders Order of Cost. This is the first test of the budget. We’ll present it to you for review and/or adjustment.
  • 8. We’ll present final sketch plans and a detailed design. Depending on the project, we’ll often involve specialist consultants/engineers to provide professional input as required.

  • 9. We’ll handle all authority approvals – including Development Application or Building Approval.
  • 10. We’ll develop a detailed construction programme and produce final construction drawings as soon as the final design is accepted.
  • 11. Work is tendered to the required specialist trades. Our suppliers we trust to perform a high standard of quality workmanship.
  • 12. We give you a final lump sum price.
  • 13. We sign a contract and commit to the build.
  • 14. We begin construction on your home.
  • 15. We perform comprehensive quality control checks at every stage of the build, ensuring a consistently high standard of work.
  • 16. We hand you the keys to your new home! We’ll also provide all appliance manuals and warranty information, and demonstrate any features to help you familiarise yourself with your new home.
  • 17. And in the unlikely event that you notice defects in the workmanship after you move in,  we’ll return to fix them within the warranty period.


Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Construction Occupations Licence
    Builder Class A, No. 2007620
    Danny Agnello – Builder Class B – No: 200940

New South Wales

  • NSW Contractor Licence No: 197471C


At Manteena, we’re big on giving back to the community we live and work in. That’s why we’re proud to contribute sponsorships, donations, expertise and materials to a number of charities in the Canberra region.


The People Who Make Manteena

When you work with Manteena’s team, you’ll notice the difference. From the top down, the talented individuals who make up our team excel in their respective areas of expertise. It all boils down to a simple formula – by fielding the best people, we consistently deliver the best services.

Meet our Residential Team

Our management team aren’t just figureheads. They’re hands-on experts who lend their considerable experience to our clients’ projects on a daily basis. And they’re all based in Canberra, so they’ll be close at hand when you need them.


  • Danny Agnello
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  • Anthony Aloe
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  • Scott Press
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  • Chris Piechocki
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At Manteena we’re proud to not just be a part of the construction industry, but to support it wholeheartedly at every opportunity. We know that if we play an active role in supporting industry improvements and education initiatives, everyone benefits.
We also throw our weight behind other organisations who strive to improve, educate, and endorse fair business practices in an effort to create a sustainable, efficient and safe industry.