Who are we?

Ian and Kym Headley, of Linkfor Building, and their team of experienced and qualified tradesmen and craft workers, are able to handle all your building and construction needs in southern Tasmania.

Ian and Kym Headley - Linkfor Building Services

Ian Headley arrived in Tasmania at the beginning of 1976 as an ‘escapee’ from Melbourne. Ian is the son of a master builder and has continued in his father’s footsteps. Ian has been involved in the Tasmanian building industry for over 35 years and is currently an Accredited Builder, Accredited Building Designer and Greensmart Professional.

Ian Headley of Linkfor BuildingIan’s design and building work has involved most aspects of residential building techniques. These include concrete precast panel construction, traditional timber framed and brick veneer dwellings, through to pole-framed mud brick and rammed earth construction, as well as significant heritage restoration and extensive renovation work.

From simple heritage styles of earth, rustic timber and stone, to the modern architectural minimalism of reinforced concrete, steel and glass, Ian has extensive experience in both the technical design elements and practical construction of these varied building options.

See examples of our design and building projects, and our renovation projects.


In the few times he has entered awards, Ian has won the HIA Victorian Tasmanian combined division for Individually Designed Homes and was nominated for the HIA National awards for Best Custom Built Home category. He has also won other Tasmanian Custom Kitchen Design and Renovation awards. Our greatest reward, however, is the satisfaction of our clients.


As an accredited builder, Ian is continually involved in Professional Development courses upgrading his knowledge and skills in the building profession. Training courses attended include:

  • HIA Greensmart Professional accreditation
  • Electrical testing and tagging
  • Workshop in Tasmanian domestic building contracts
  • Tasmanian Residential Code Review seminar
  • Engineering seminars on building condition assessment
  • Health and Safety: OH&S certified and OH&S Construction White Card holder
  • License to perform High Risk Work card holder
  • Extensive and continuing seminars on building and kitchen design, new building products and techniques
  • Planning for Heritage Projects seminar

Ian Headley has been involved in the Tasmanian building industry for more than 35 years

Ian’s wife Kym has been his constant muse and business partner and she continues to provide vital support as their business office manager. Kym also accompanies Ian on property inspections, taking on-site notes while adding further valuable back up observations. Kym Headley of Linkfor Building
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