About

Meet The Team


Shane

Owner


At heart I am a country boy. I was born and raised in Canowindra, a small dusty town 4 1⁄2 hrs west of Sydney. With a population of a little over 1500 there was no place to hide. Everyone knew you. It mattered that you did what you said you were going to do. And there was no point in playing up. My parents would know about it before I got home. I would ride to football on horseback and days were filled with lessons, rugby league and knocking about with mates.

On the weekends and holidays I worked as a hay carter. Tough, sweaty work. Heaving 30 kg bales onto a truck. And long, back-breaking hours. A farmer’s livelihood can depend on the hay – as winter feed for their stock. Wet and it was useless. So if rain was forecast we would start work at 4.30am using spotlights and often be there past 8.00pm. Even on Christmas day.

The attractions of a big town lured me to Camden (population 3400) and my apprenticeship in carpentry. Over the years I became a licensed builder, a husband, a father and moved up here to Newcastle. I also developed a keen interest in renovations. Transforming old tired spaces into something fresh, beautiful and new again.

That’s what I bring to you. A profound belief in
• the importance of being open & honest
• working hard & doing it right
• kindness
• and a genuine pleasure in bringing people’s renovation dreams alive.
My team are equally committed – licensed, experienced and focussed on doing great work for you.

Natalie

Support and Admin


Jess

Designer


I have always been creative at heart and come from a family background of makers and creators. Originally beginning my studies in Fashion Design, my passion for Interiors led me to a career in the bathroom industry. Having now worked with bathrooms for nine years I have seen the good, the bad, and the very ugly! That’s where we step in- NBS offers a completely bespoke design service taking you right through every step of the products from layout, product selection, right down to the finishing details. And that’s what I love about my job- offering something that is completely customized and unique to you, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ package. I love seeing the project unfold and evolve into something that is not only functional but beautiful as well.


Lexie

Designer


Since finishing High School, I knew I was destined for a career of creativity. A few years ago, I made the decision to leave my hometown, Armidale, to study my Diploma of Interior Design in Newcastle. It was a new and exciting experience, location and studying alike but was not without its challenges. Shortly after relocating I stepped into the sales and design of bathroom fixtures and fittings and knew this was a path I wanted to follow. During this time, my passion for Interior design grew deeper, as did my confidence in offering advice and opinions, specifically in bathroom design. From tile selections to floor plans to colour schemes, I strived to create a vision on pen and paper for clients in-store whenever I had the free time. Seeing finished bathrooms that I designed teamed with the happiness on clients' faces gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside that I knew I had to pursue! As my desire for a more niche design role progressed I knew that Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions would be the perfect fit. NBS offered me the creative freedom to construct interior spaces characteristic to each client’s personal flare. Guiding the client through the design process and bringing their dream bathroom to life is both a fulfilling and rewarding experience for the client and the designer alike. Each day with NBS allows me to evolve and expand my skillset and visions in this ever-changing world of Interior Design. The team is passionate about all things bathrooms, aesthetic and functional. It is such a pleasure to work alongside the enthusiastic and like-minded team of Novocastrian Bathroom Solutions!

Rohan

Project Manager