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Our Team

Meet The Team



Coming from two generations of builders in his family, Paul has worked in the residential building industry for over 25 years. Completing formal building qualifications in 1999, Paul has since compiled a wealth of experience building here on the Northern Beaches. From a practical and hands-on trade background, he has developed an interest and focus on the practical application of green living principles. This environmental focus touches most areas of Peninsula Homes work from the initial design, through the use of appropriate materials (many of which are recycled) all the way to helping homeowners on how to best use the well-designed features of their new home.

Paul’s genuine love of building always shows through and together with his calm and considered approach to his work means that issues are solved without fuss, well before they develop into a problem.

A dedicated family man to two young daughters, Paul is also passionate about health and fitness. He has competed in a number of marathons, including seven ultra-marathons, with plenty more in the pipeline.




Steve Gibson started his career in carpentry at the age of 16, completing an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery. In over 35 years Steve has gone from carpenters apprentice to supervisor, project manager, site manager and builder. He has subcontracted to various builders in the Sydney metropolitan area working on an array of custom-designed homes and working on the Northern Beaches for the past 30 years.

Steve has proven himself as an exceptional builder with an eye for detail and many satisfied clients. This has given him the confidence to team up with Paul Ackling and run a successful business on Northern Beaches building quality homes.

Steve’s a family man, happily married to his lovely wife Marg and has 3 adult sons. They all love the great outdoors and enjoy camping, water skiing and a spot of fishing.

It’s quite simple. When we say that we’ll do something, we mean it and we see it through. This sounds so easy that it should just be a given, right? But in reality this type of commitment is difficult to practice, especially when it comes to being Sydney builders.


Office Manager

From a career in sales and administrative management within the cosmetics industry, Nicole would never have dreamed that she would work in the building business. But after more than ten years with Peninsula Homes, she is very much at home with all the building processes and technical jargon. A super organised person by nature, Nicole not only manages our office but also provides amazing creative input into our social media and website. Often the first person that people speak to when they call our office, Nicole has a huge role in the success of each home.

As Northern Beaches builders, we’ve realised that every homeowner has individual expectations and requirements. They each have areas of their homes that carry significant importance. After all, we are all individuals.



With over 20 years of wide-ranging carpentry experience, Shaun certainly fits into the category of master tradesman. His carpentry skill set and astute knowledge of building practices have allowed him to not only work on Peninsula Homes’ projects but also his own designer home. Shaun works on all areas of the home, from the structural through to detailed creative joinery. In all of these areas, his skills are second to none.



Our carpentry apprentice Tim is currently in his 4th year of studies. We really value a professional attitude and work ethic and Tim provides these attributes in spades. Able to turn his hand to whatever is required on the building site, he is developing into a highly skilled and knowledgeable carpenter in his own right. A smart, well-spoken young man with a big future in building.

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