Renovation Junkies – Our Story

Renovation Junkies was set up in 2015 to help home renovators, owner builders, building industry professionals and brands like you, get independent advice and guidance on all aspects building and renovating. The site has been established by James Mason, a seasoned, multi award-winning builder with over 25 years experience in the construction industry. It follows on from the great success of his other YouTube channel.

Meet James Mason, a 40 something Builder, the founder of Renovation Junkies

  • For 15 years he was a partner in a multi award winning building company specializing in design, renovations, extensions, and new buildings. His continued passion and commitment to quality have resulted in some breathtaking renovations and building work.

  • James’ true passion is in helping others to succeed, that is why he has spent thousands of hours designing templates and courses aimed to help builders, owner builders and DIY enthusiasts take control of their building and renovation projects.

  • James has recently relocated to the Sunny state of Queensland (Sunshine Coast) to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney where he lived for over 20 + years with his gorgeous wife and two delightful daughters. James is a country boy at heart, he grew up on a farm outside Wagga Wagga in rural NSW, Australia where he began his building career at the tender age of 16.
Thousands of home improvement fans, have already enjoyed James’ work; his insights, tips and tricks over the past 5 years and eagerly await his weekly building and home improvement gems. James has also worked with major brands to help showcase products and services and continues to offer his expert guidance to other building industry professionals on a daily basis.

So why not subscribe to James’ new “Renovation Junkie” Blog and take advantage of his 25 years building experience to help you renovate or build your own home, or visit Work With Me section if you would like more hands on guidance.


  • Bowral’s inaugural Home and Garden Show attracted large crowd on the weekend.

    Southern Highland News

  • Building the tradie network

    The Australian Business Review

  • INTERVIEW – James Mason


Renovation Junkies provides homeowners with essential DIY knowledge, trusted advice and tips on home improvement, giving you a place you can really fall in love with.

Leverage the power of DIY home renovation and improvement

Imagine the sense of achievement and pride you'll have in your handiwork everytime you show off that beautifully tiled bathroom, stylish Master Chef kitchen, or quirky attic extension.

At Renovation Junkies, we believe that upgrading the look and feel of your home yourself can be a sense of occasion. But we also know that finding the budget to inject a fresh new look into your home can be a big challenge.

Renovation Junkies was born out of the desire and passion to equip you with DIY knowledge so that you can enjoy a home you've always dreamed of without breaking the bank. And what better way to save money on your renovations than by managing the project yourself?

Our in-depth online renovation courses will teach you everything you need to know – taught by a professional builder. At Renovation Junkies we're all about empowering you with the right set of skills so that you can take control of your own renovation.

Here on the website you'll find best practice DIY advice, and comprehensive guidance for all types of home improvement and upgrade projects. You can access resources like ultimate home renovation guides and online courses which include:

  • Great research tips
  • Innovative renovation design and ideas
  • Tips on how to approach home renovation strategically
  • Project budgeting skills
  • 'How to' videos
  • Downloadable templates
  • Products and tools reviews

Find all the information you need to sharpen your DIY home improvement instincts and skills. From painting tips for a professional looking finish, to dealing with building contractors, to selecting the right finishes for your bathroom or kitchen renovation.

Helping turn home design dreams into reality

Is your home in dire need of a facelift? Your kitchen desperate for a makeover? Or do you need to create more space as your family grows in size? But what can you do if you can't afford to hire a building company? For those with limited budgets to work with, the rewards of DIY home improvement are beyond measure. If you're looking to add a real personal touch and value to your home nothing comes close to doing it yourself. Renovation Junkies makes DIY home improvement possible.