About us

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SJN Building Consultants specialise in various sectors of the property and construction market across NSW. We pride ourselves on being experts in the field of property and construction and helping our clients make the right decision when they purchase a property.

Our dedicated and committed team is highly trained in providing expert advice in the form of specialist reports aimed at giving you confidence and clarity when you make that all important property purchase. They can also act as independent expert witnesses in the case of unresolved disputes that proceed to litigation.

Our services are a valuable asset to any homeowner or developer and our job is to protect your investment. That is why our inspectors, who are all licensed builders, spend the time that is required scrutinising properties in order to prepare thorough and comprehensive reports that are written in plain English for ease of understanding. Our client focus approach is the personal touch you deserve.

We have created strong relationships with our clients who include law firms, home owners, purchasers, investors, conveyancers, builders and developers.


SJN Building Consultants Managing Director Steven Nakhla has worked on a diverse range of projects in the building industry since 2004, having worked in every aspect of construction from labourer to estimator and project manager. Put simply, he loves what he does. As principal consultant, Steven’s passion is building and in particular ensuring buyers make the right choice and that any disputes along the way are resolved with as little impact as possible.


Frances Farmakis

Frances is the Operations Manager at SJN Building Consultants and has over 30 years’ experience working in various law firms across Sydney, including King & Wood Mallesons, Colin Biggers & Paisley and many more. She understands the legal system and has briefed many experts in her previous roles. At SJN Building Consultants, Frances is responsible for receiving briefs, liaising with the clients, proof reading reports and ensuring they comply with the instructions and relevant codes of conduct. Her legal experience adds great value to the work we do.

Caroline H
Interiors in Focus

From the moment I met Steven I knew I had made the right choice in using him and his services. I found Steven to be very approachable and very knowledgeable with the building industry standards. He was generous with his time onsite, providing me with a very detailed building report, which the clients received. I have no hesitation in recommending Steven or his services to any future clients.

Thank you again for your prompt response

Mel C
West Hoxton

Steven was a complete professional! He gave me a Quote before the job so I was aware of the price, he was very courteous and polite, and he did his job thoroughly and methodically. I would recommend SJN to everyone I know because they won’t be disappointed.

Paul N – Mortgage Broker
Sydney Mortgage Experts

Steven was very good to deal with, I had referred a client of mine that needed his services, due to a home being newly built by a project builder.  Steven picked up many defects that totalled to approximately 40 items! Without his help, my clients would have moved into their brand new home facing problem after problem. Thanks to SJN, all items were rectified by the builder prior to occupation.


They rang quickly to book the job and kept me in the loop all the way. They were efficient, which was a bonus point and I was pretty impressed with their service.

Middleton Grange

I am very happy with SJN’s service. Steve was very efficient and detailed. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting their building inspected!


Professional and reasonably priced, report was provided quickly, highly recommended

John N. – Partner
Philip Goldman & Co solicitors Fairfield

Our law firm regularly utilises the services of SJN for pest and building defects reports. The reports are detailed with plenty of photos. Positive feedback from our clients and a professional and courteous service

Eugenie R

Prompt and friendly service. Professional report and answered extra questions regarding his findings.