Our Story

Founded in 2012 by director Stafford Draper, Capella Constructions Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated business.

Stafford is a qualified carpenter by trade and became a registered builder in 2010. It was always a vision to establish his own building company. Capella is symbolic of Stafford’s expertise, hard work, passion and commitment to the industry.

His practical knowledge, meticulous planning and attention to detail will distinguish Capella Constructions in its endeavour to provide the highest quality building process.


Customer Testimonials

Capella was such a pleasure to build with. Our build was completely stress free and we couldn't be happier with our new home. Stafford has such great workmanship and is an absolute perfectionist. The process and communication ran very smoothly with constant professionalism and advise all the way. I highly recommend Capella if your thinking about building, you wont be disappointed!

Daneka & Quinten Lynch


Capella Constructions built our dream home in Margaret River. From the very first encounter with Stafford we knew we had a builder with both a high skill level and an attention to detail. Stafford guided us through the design phase, offering suggestions and great ideas from what he has seen work well in his past work. Stafford demonstrated a great understanding of both urban and rural builds, and therefore had some fantastic ideas as to what would work in our farm house to suit our lifestyle. Stafford offered modern building suggestions which we had never even heard of, showing he has an understanding of trends as well as classic functional homes.

Stafford placed a high priority on communication, whether it be via email, phone or in person. He ensured he understood what we wanted out of the build and he communicated both simply and honestly the factors he felt were important. The build itself ran very smoothly and on schedule. The craftsmanship of the team at Capella Constructions is finesse. Every detail was finished perfectly, and it was amazing the speed at which the team worked, even in the heat of summer.

When Stafford was on site he was active in the building process, it often was the case you'd see him covered head to toe in sawdust, paint or whatever was being completed at the time. Stafford knows how to get his hands dirty as well as overseeing and managing the entire building process.

Many of the sub-contractors who worked on our house commented to us, something we already knew, that we had an excellent builder, and that all the finishing details were all quality with no corners cut.

We not only recommend Stafford as a builder, we are trying to talk our family and friends into a build so that we can see Capella Construction's next creation.



Our renovation was a challenging mix – trying to retain the character of a 100 year old home whilst completely changing the roof line. There was other projects in progress as well – the kitchen and bathroom were completely renovated at the same time. Stafford worked with us to take our vague concepts to create a roof line that perfectly fits the house with the added bonus of a tremendous loft and a stunning covered deck area to allow for views to our magnificent trees in the back yard.

The team involved in the work were all very professional in approach and we felt they really listened to our comments and suggestions – while pointing out the best way to proceed. Because we wanted some changes throughout the build there was quite a bit of variation from the original – but it was all taken in their stride and the finished product reflects our wishes tempered with Stafford’s knowledge of what actually works.

We would not hesitate to recommend Capella Constructions – we are confident in their ability to take projects from concept to completion


As this was our first ever major renovation, we were nervous picking a builder and unsure about how the whole process would work. From our first meeting with Stafford, he answered every question we had and was extremely helpful in talking us through the process and addressing our concerns.

Throughout the entire renovation, Staff was really flexible and constantly worked alongside us to ensure we were happy with the progress. He brought in the best professionals, worked through some difficult circumstances to make sure the work was done on time and that everything went smoothly. The standard to which everything was completed was extremely high and and we were thrilled with the renovation overall.

When we build or renovate in the future we would not hesitate to work with Capella Constructions again and we recommend them to all of our friends and family who come through the house and are amazed with the changes!