Robert Smith

I'm John Koznjak

Essential Homes - Something New

Call John Koznjak

Enquire regarding your next building project and see why our customers are consistently satisfied with our price, professionalism, cleanliness and overall service

Welcome to Essential Homes - Something New

We are located on the north side of Canberra and happy to service all areas of the ACT. Specialising in Doors, locks and replacing front entrances, Sliding/Bi-Fold door replacement, Load and Non Load bearing wall removal, Wardrobe/Storage design and fitting, Decks, Screens, Pergolas, Stairs and timer flooring, Extensions/Reno's – Excellent team of tradespeople"

Essential Homes – Something New (EHSN), is a family business owned and operated by John and Eva Koznjak. Eva’s role within the company is concerned with financial control, administration and book keeping. A very important role indeed.

John, with the help of his team of sub contractors, looks after all other aspects of running the business. In fact, John is the man. The man you talk to is actually the man who builds your project, from decks to renovations and extensions right up to building your new home.

John began his career as an apprentice carpenter working with his father, over 20 years ago. He has been in business for himself as a builder since 1996 and is licensed to carry out all aspects of residential construction.

John has been a member of the Housing Industry Association for over 20 years and utilizes their plain English contracts and abides by their code of ethics. The company is fully insured and offers a 15 year structural guarantee and a 90 day maintenance period on all housing projects.

Our Services

Doors - internal or external
Window & sliding door upgrades
Decks & Pergolas - open or covered
Wardrobes - new & refits
Extensions - single or uper storey
New homes and Dual occupancies
Knock down re-builds
Major renovations
General construction



  • Our deck has transformed the back of the house just as we had hoped. We are really happy with both the look and the quality of the deck. John really understood what we were after and helped us through the entire process to achieve a fantastic result

    William and Julie Scheer Holder
  • John was fantastic to deal with. We found him easy to talk to and he explained things to us very well. The extension has given us a fantastic new living space where we can all stretch out

    Adam and TiallyGoodchild Isabella plains
  • We had John fit 2 new wardrobes for the kids and refit our existing wardrobe. He helped with the design and gave us some really great ideas. We are so happy with the final result and grateful for John’s workmanship and flexibility. We would have no hesitation in recommending John to any of our friends

    Matt and Alison Lipsett Scullin
  • John built an 80m2 extension for us involving a new master bedroom, ensuite, laundry and family room. Keeping up with the new energy efficiency rules, water tank requirements and other planning legislation was tricky and John was awesome helping us understand the process… Although the project wasn’t without it hiccups, John was flexible and determined to make us happy. He is a great communicator and his tradesmen are friendly and professional.

    Brad and Bethany Williams Cook
  • We had John completely renovate our home in Watson. He was flexible with us so we could do some of the demolition ourselves and save money... John was very busy at the time but He still made sure things were done exactly the way we wanted… His advice before and during construction was both practical and accurate. We especially love the bathroom and John’s tilers are brilliant.

    Agi and Andrew Liso Watson

ABN, Licensing & Registration

ABN 36 105 149 693 | ACT Planning and Land Authority 200313360
Housing Industry Association 100422

Class C builders licence. Carpenter. Green Smart Professional. HIA Member for over 20 years.

Call - 0416 219 099

For more information or to see how we can help you out today!!

Class C builders licence. Carpenter. Green Smart Professional. HIA Member for over 20 years.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me

Loading ...