Bryan ‘Uncle Bob’ grew up in East Killara and has operated Uncle Bobs Carpentry in St Ives Sydney and surrounding suburbs for over 20 years. He and his team have extensive experience with homes and units specific to the north shore.

When Bryan started out he was trying to think of a name. His niece (3 at the time) was infatuated with Bob the Builder, a British children’s tv series popular in the late ’90s / early ‘00s. Assuming all builders were called Bob, she would erupt into the “Can We Fix It, Yes We Can” song every time she saw him. Even though the tunes have stopped and she is starting university soon, the name remains.

Uncle Bobs Carpentry can help you with just about any carpentry task around the home. By now we are pretty sure we have seen it all.


Uncle Bobs Carpentry is licenced for carpentry, joinery, kitchen & bathrooms renovations.

We are licenced to perform carpentry and maintenance works as defined under schedule 4 of the Home Building Regulation 2014.

Our licence number is 167391C

For real estate, commercial and strata clients we maintain workers compensation and public liability insurance. A certificate of currency can be provided if required.


Our clients aren't interested in offshore call centres, ghost brands, aggressive sales tactics, or heavily marketed franchises. They want genuine service from skilled local tradesmen.

Some clients are 'old school' wanting to eye us off, shake our hand and assess our character in person.

A few clients just want someone who is discreet or can just get the job done.


But we find all clients want high quality work at a fair price.


No matter whether you want more storage, a relaxing outdoor area, an efficient home office or a fantasy dungeon we can help.



Facilities Manager, LifeHealthcare,
Macquarie Park

I am the Facilities Manager ANZ for a medical devices company based in Macquarie Park NSW.  I originally came in contact with Uncle Bob’s Carpentry in 2008-2009 when our organisation was based in Artarmon.  UBC was just starting out but from the outset, they were fully licensed, highly professional and knowledgeable.  Nothing was too much trouble and happy to listen to my ideas, and guide accordingly.
I still work with UBC – it’s been about 13 years.  They are always my go-to for anything – whether carpentry, renovations, repairs and maintenance of any description – with their great attention to detail and standard of workmanship, why would I change?  I highly recommend Bryan and his team.

St Ives

Excellent Tradesperson

Excellent to deal with. The jobs we needed done were done in minimal time and the work was great. Friendly and really reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend and use again. Thanks guys.

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West Pymble

Polite, punctual and competent. Did an excellent job at a competitive price.

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Reliable, quick, friendly, honest and reasonably price. Bob goes above and beyond to ensure good customer service. We will be using him for all our home repairs.

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