Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges is a community expanding rapidly. The opportunity for commercial development is high. John Ligtermoet owns an automotive repair business that his residence used to be behind. The space that these two buildings held became quite a viable prospect for his family’s future. The prime residence and rear yard of the business were demolished to make way for a 2 storey multi use development. Visual Builders were engaged to demolish the existing structure, prepare the site, lay the foundations, construct brickwork, framing and roofing as well as all internal fit off. The new prime residence was constructed over 3 prime office/shop dwellings. As part of the requirement by the local shire the build- ing needed to meld with the local surroundings and fit with the style of architecture in the area. This seems to have been achieved and the building flows effortessly into its surroundings.