Passionate about Architecture & Design

About Us

Established in 2011, Saltvu Builders is a family owned and operated building company with a focus on Architectural Construction, predominantly on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

The director Leigh Neal comes from a Carpentry background starting in 2002. Leigh has a strong practical understanding of the building industry & personally oversees every project from start to completion, along with his highly skilled team. This ensures a very high-level finish and attention to detail on every project.

In collaboration with leading architects & designers, Saltvu’s experienced team work closely with their clients to bring incredible designed houses to life. Providing their clients with the highest level of customer service, offering expertise & advice throughout all stages of the build, with personal management to project completion and beyond.

Saltvu Builders can tailor home designs to fit client budgets and ensure the project is affordable.


It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Leigh and the Saltvu team, as we set out to fulfil a lifelong dream of building our home by the seaside. From the quoting stage, right through to handover, our experience was very positive, hassle free and a joyous journey. Leigh’s ability to connect with us was uncanny and refreshing. He was fully transparent and as a result built instant rapport with us. He and his team were professional, accommodating, helpful, understanding and customer focussed. Above all they were really nice guys and easy to deal with, especially when challenges arose. There was nothing too difficult and with every problem there were at least 2-3 possible solutions. Their workmanship and finishing was exemplary, which is a testament to their desire for continuous improvement. The end result was beyond anything we expected, a quality structure that will stand the test of time, with top shelf finishes and the envy of everyone who sets eyes on it. In short, a dream come true. Leigh’s service post project completion has also been amazing. It’s one of the things that makes his business stand out against the rest of the building fraternity. To this end we continue to interact with Leigh and his staff on other project matters or to just have a yarn about life in general. I applaud the business model used by Leigh and his team and encourage them to continue on this trajectory. They can’t go wrong. Well done team.

George & Mary

Merricks Beach House

Saltvu works with a group of excellent tradesmen, from the steel fabricators and installers to the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, cabinet makers, painters, and concreters. They appeared onsite in a skillfully coordinated procession and were guided to contribute their part to the whole. The result, an efficiently constructed, rock-solid house with a high-end finish, delivered to us in immaculate condition. Throughout the build, Leigh was always accessible and accommodating and has been responsive and helpful in follow-up. We would recommend Saltvu Builders without hesitation.

Ian & Jane Bentley

The Dune House, St. Andrews Beach

Engaging with SALTVU Builders for our beach house renovation was an enjoyable experience. We had an established garden which they accommodated, were neat, reliable, and helpful every step of the way. The quality of the build was exceptional and outstanding professional service. We will definitely use them on our next build. We would highly recommend Leigh and his team at Saltvu.

Marlee & Lachie