We have a personal challenge, a moving target: every project needs to exceed the last in terms of building excellence. We plan meticulously, focus on solutions, deliver on time and budget, and strive to exceed expectations. Our aim is to invoke awe. Here’s some of what 2018 brought us …

Commercial Luxury at Coolum Beach

Shadforth Lythgo built a luxury commercial construction at Lysaght Street in Coolum Beach. This construction had lots of special features and was custom-designed to create something pretty special.

Metallic-look screens were used in the upper level. Image: Cade Mooney.

The building overlooks the adjacent ski park and has gorgeous views from the balcony and beautifully positioned windows frame the view perfectly. Read more.

Windows frame the view. Image: Cade Mooney.

Breaking Ground at Aura Northern Business Park

Tony Shadforth with Matt Byrne from Stockland and Michael Shadforth (Ray White). Photo: Cade Mooney.

Aura is set to be a huge part of the future growth of our region and we are proud to be the first to start building at the new Northern Business Park. We had a great day (September 2018) breaking ground at Northern Business Park. We are very excited to be part of this purpose-built, intentionally-designed industrial development. Read more.

Junction Road Development

From the air. Image: Cade Mooney.

Shadforth Lythgo completed a commercial development in Junction Road at beautiful Coolum Beach. We also did a fit-out for one of the tenants – a bakery. Read more.

Bakery fit-out. Image: Cade Mooney.

Commercial at Claude Boyd Parade

Claude Boyd Project.

Claude Boyd Project. Image: Cade Mooney.

We completed a commercial project in Claude Boyd Parade – the first land release in the Aura Business Park. It was exciting to be part of shaping this development in its early stages. Read more.

From the air

From the air. Image: Cade Mooney.

Luxury in Concrete

Image: Cade Mooney.

Located in the beautiful hinterland in a rural setting between Mooloolah Valley and Maleny and sitting on a hilltop, this unique house has commanding views in all directions.

Image: Cade Mooney.

The home was designed and positioned with the lay of the land in mind and every window frames a spectacular view. Read more.

Image: Cade Mooney.

Luxury Home at Yaroomba

We loved building a custom-designed luxury homes in beautiful Yaroomba. This home is bold and modern with dominating horizontal lines at the entry and roof. It was designed to comply with very stringent estate development covenants; the street façade, fencing and landscaping were particularly influenced by these demands.

When covenants are used to advantage. Image: Cade Mooney.

What was special about this home was the living area with its 5700 high ceiling and extensive tiled areas in Belgian stone. So much natural light cascading through the house felt amazing. Read more.

A room with a view. Image: Cade Mooney.

Investment Property at Ferny Glen

Spacious and welcoming. Image: Cade Mooney.

In 2018, we built a home at Ferny Glen Road at Mons on the Sunshine Coast. This  investment property , unlike many rental properties, had loads of extras – lots and lots of inbuilt storage, natural light aplenty, and a luxury bathroom are just of the design features of this lovely home. Read more.

Glorious natural light. Image: Cade Mooney.


We have a philosophy of giving to the community where we work. Here’s some of this year’s highlights.

Luka got her pram!

Luka is the beautiful daughter of our foreman, Dan Reid and his wife, Claire. Luka has faced many battles in her short life – surgeries, endless tests and examinations, fluid on her spine, and the inability to weight bear in her lower body that stops her from being able to crawl, walk or even sit upright.

Luka needed a pram; the problem was that the only one that would suit Luka is a disability-specified Australian standard pram worth a whopping $10,000.

We held a fundraiser and due to your generosity … Luka got her pram. A real highlight. Read more.

Much excitement as Luka drew the winning ticket.

Promoting young entrepreneurs on the Sunshine Coast

We were proud to sponsor the RoboGems and RoboKings, a female and male robotics team that competed in a number of competitions this year.

The girls took out first place in the 2018 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards. Their invention was the Kitchen Top Helper (KTH), a clever irrigation system designed to automatically water micro-greens situated in small spaces such as kitchens benches, windowsills, and balconies. Their male counterparts, the RoboKings, took out second place with the “Deuce”, an automated tennis partner to help improve your tennis skills.

The talent of these young people bodes well for the future of the technology industry in our region.


Caloundra Salvo’s Breakfast

Thank God for the Salvo’s.

In May, we had the privilege of sponsoring the annual Salvation Army Breakfast event on the Sunshine Coast. We get to do this every year and we love the opportunity to support an organisation that helps so many of our local people that find themselves in crisis. Read more.

Thank to all our clients, employees, contractors,  associates, and our community. We look forward to an even more fabulous 2019 building our beautiful part of the world.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.