The Backspace Team | Backspace Living

The Backspace Living Team

Trent Robinson and Josh Perry have combined their years of building and construction experience into a company they call, Backspace Living.

 They saw a wide open market to build granny flats that would make their customers’ friends say “why didn’t we think of that?”.



Trent has more than 20 years’ experience as a builder and is passionate in changing the perception people have of granny flats! He prides himself in creating a positive and healthy culture within the workplace where it’s not just a job it’s a lifestyle. Trent is heavily involved in the design and construction phase with a relentless approach of improvement and innovation.

Trent Robinson

Founder & Director

Abanoub (Abs) brings a wealth of knowledge to the Backspace team. Being a qualified Builder and an Honours graduate, Abs offers clients more than just practical knowledge. In his role as Operations Manager he oversees all aspects of your Backspace. Abs is such a strong believer in the Backspace investment strategy, he has built 2 of his own!

Abanoub Kamel

Operations Manager

Nathan's role with Backspace Living as a Pre-Construction Coordinator involves managing projects from conception to certification. He works closely with our team of consultants to push planning and design boundaries ensuring each property utilises its full potential. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) and has gained a holistic understanding of the construction industry in his previous roles.

Nathan Pearsall

Pre-Construction Coordinator

James has been a part of the Backspace team since 2018. He applies his Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship studies to his role at Backspace. With a holistic approach James works closely with our builders, certifiers, architects and estimators to make your Backspace dreams a reality. James is passionate and driven in his role, and prides himself on his responsiveness, ensuring all client enquires are answered in an efficient and timely manner.

James O’Sullivan

Sales Executive

Jess uses a combination of her construction experience and driven nature to provide competitive pricing without compromising quality!⁠ Currently completing her Certificate IV in Building and Construction to ensure the procurement processes are efficient and up to date. Jess is a Hunter Valley local, using her connections and knowledge of this area to build and maintain strong relationships with our suppliers in the area.

Jessica Alexander


Sarah joined the Backspace team in February 2018. With a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Interior Design, she oversees Backspace design, marketing and selections. Prior to working with Backspace Sarah worked as a Residential Interior Designer and Senior Property Stylist. She applies her innovative approach and attention to detail in all aspects of her role.

Sarah Hogan

Design & Marketing Coordinator

Byron Bay


After a long and successful career in the NRL where Josh achieved the highest honours he made the seamless transition to Owner/Operator of Backspace Living Byron Bay. Whether Josh is hands on building with the boys onsite or helping potential clients to visualise their Backspace he is all over the process from start to finish!

Josh Perry

Director (Byron Bay)

Alex is a project manager who has been in the building/construction industry for 15 years. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the building process, he has a wealth of technical knowledge, an eye for detail and a high level of organisation.

Alex Baz

Project Manager (Byron Bay)

Sanna graduated Building Design in Sweden in 2012. With over 7 years of local experience in design and real estate, Sanna has her finger on the pulse of local trends in Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers area. Sanna’s Scandinavian style mixed with a love of modern Australian design guarantees clients realise all of their backspace’s potential. Sanna oversees design, selections and administration.

Sanna Hjort

Design & Administration Specialist (Byron Bay)



Josh has been working for Backspace Living since 2014. He is a qualified Carpenter who harnesses his knowledge of the industry to ensure a smooth experience for our clients. Josh is committed to providing clear communication throughout the construction process and handing over a high quality product to Backspace Standards.

Josh Robinson

Site Supervisor (Sydney)
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