THE LYTTON DC STORY

Lytton Design and Construction is a Melbourne based residential builder completing renovations and new builds. 

 

Managing director and founder, Richard McDonald grew up at LYTTON, an irrigation and grazing property located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales. LYTTON taught Richard his most defining lesson. One's relationship with their home is a romance from which the fabric of life is sewn.

 

With respect to LYTTON's legacy, the LYTTON DC crew dedicate the best we have to offer; our care, invention and craftsmanship.

OUR LYTTON TEAM

RICHARD MCDONALD
MANAGING DIRECTOR / FOUNDER

Richard McDonald has a unique eye and strength for designing and building just about anything.​

 

A product of five generations of self-taught engineers that specialised in irrigation infrastructure development, civil, industrial, and domestic construction. From these life influences, Rich has developed the ambition to build anything he finds inspiring and challenging, and one of his happiest forms is when he is doing so.

 

Rich's focus is on the efficiency of the project. Addressing problems through a buildability approach, he has the talent not only to produce complex beautiful features but to integrate these features into the structure as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS

Domestic Builder Unlimited

DB-U 64949

 

Victoria University

Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)(Structural Stream).

 

RMIT University (Melbourne)

Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction

Certificate IV in Building

 

Goulburn Ovens (Institute of TAFE)

Certificate III in Carpentry

 

Scotch College

Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education 2004

NATH
LEADING HAND CARPENTER

Nath is LYTTON'S young gun at age 28. He is wise beyond his years and skills are of the highest standard. Nath conceptualises his work thinking 3 steps ahead at all stages of a project. He represents the key LYTTON values, work ethic, dedication, trust and positivity. Nath services a lot of rural clients across Victoria from the Bass Coast to the Grampians and leaves a lasting impression. 

LYTTON is thankful to this rising star and appreciative of all of the extra miles he goes on every project. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Federation Training Yallourn

Cert III in Carpentry

Parade College

Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education 
 

CALLUM
Designer | Joiner
Furniture Artisan

Callum Matheson consistently impresses our clients not only with his great nature but his beautiful workmanship. Callum's abilities with materials such as timber and steel is something rarely seen in the construction industry. Creative Director of Hark Studio, Callum is a master craftsman with extensive experience designing and manufacturing bespoke furniture and custom joinery. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Sturt School of Wood in Mittagong, NSW

Fine Furniture Design and Technology 

Lachy joined the Lytton DC family in 2021 and has been nothing but an asset to the team and culture of the business. He comes with 5 years as a qualified carpenter and has uniquely studied architecture for 2 years at RMIT. We love having Lachy as a part of our team and have only had great feedback so far from clients. 

QUALIFICATIONS

St Kevins Grammar School

VCE

 

RMIT

Architecture 2 years

 

Murray Malley Training

Cert III in Carpentry

ARCHIE

Archie the youngun joined the Lytton DC family in 2020. Eager to learn and talented than most fully qualified carpenters, he is a true natural! He has a passion for design, fine furniture making and carpentry. When he isn't on the tools on site he is working away at a project in his workshop. We love Archie's eye for detail, passion and work ethic. Archie studied Music at the VCAA prior to picking up the tool belt. We are blessed to have such a quality apprentice join our team and we look forward to seeing where he goes with his career. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Melbourne Grammar School

VCE

VCAA

Bachelor Degree Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservation Forum

 

Carpentry

Cert III in Carpentry

LYTTON DC
SUBCONTRACTORS

Lytton Design and Construction works with only the best subcontractors for our projects. Our ethos is we only use trades that we would employ to work on our own home.

 

We pride ourselves on relationships and transparency with our clients, disclosing all trades and subcontractors used. If you "know a guy" we are happy to collaborate in the scope of works. 

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The original Lytton Farm sign

Lytton Homestead (early 20's)
Just after it's relocation from Bunner Creek Site
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LACHY
LEADING HAND CARPENTER
2ND YEAR APPRENTICE