What People Say About Tropical Building Systems By PT Balegede Internasional

Giuseppe Tulumello

(Architect and Builder in Antigua & Barbuda)

"I am an architect and because I love to see my project grow daily I became also a builder ……….. 
Year 2013 …….. I meet Mark and Ketut in Bali for a project I was going to start in Antigua & Barbuda ……. They were too busy and they couldn’t meet my contractual deadline. I had to work with another company located in Bali doing the same work of knock-down buildings …………… it was a disaster but I manage to finish the work!!!!!
Every time I had to visit Bali I always made the time to meet Mark and Ketut as friends ……… lovely lunch and dinner at their warong in Sanur.
Another big job come up ……… I jumped on the plane and discuss the project with Mark and since 2018 up to date he still supplies me with roofs, windows, doors and other elements.
The precision is more then a Swiss watch, details perfect, easy assembling with Wayan’s drawings ………. I love to see Ketut’s uncle sitting on the floor with his legs criss-cross and work on the wooden connections ………. and all the rest of the guys still working with them since I walked into the factory for the first time ………… I feel at home.

Plus I have a lot of love for Mark ………. He looks just like my father."
giuseppe tulumello architect
po box 51 jolly harbour
antigua & barbuda
ph +1 268 728 1037 (ANU)
ph +39 348 8925410 (IT)

Vida del Ayre Phase 1     https://www.tropicalbuildings.com/projects/vda1/

N&J House:                      https://www.tropicalbuildings.com/projects/nj/

Vida del Ayre Phase 2     https://www.tropicalbuildings.com/projects/vda2/

Reno Reboutsikas

(Owner of Baan Pinya Residence / Krabi Road Studios and Project Developer of The Nava Residence, Ao Nang, Krabi)


"I have been dealing with Tropical Building Systems - PT Balegede Internasional since 2009. They constructed my roofs, sala, deck and car parking pergola at Baan Pinya Residence / Krabi Road Studios as well as all my doors and windows. Their level of craftsmanship was second to none and Mark’s assistance in helping us get our ordered items into Thailand made the whole project run smoothly and efficiently.

We were so impressed with the customer service and quality of work the first time we decided to order another roof from them for our new project The Nava Residence. We had the same experience in dealing with Mark and  Tropical Buildings the second time.

I highly recommend Tropical Building Systems - PT Bale Gede Internasional, if you are looking for a superior product and excellent service.




Baan Pinya Residence / Krabi Road Studios:                      https://www.tropicalbuildings.com/projects/krabi1/

The Nava  Residence:                                                              https://www.tropicalbuildings.com/projects/krabi2/


Paul Barrett from Pavilions – Australia

Bush Pavilions & Pavilions

"My continuing relationship with Mark, Ketut and their team started in 2009 and has consistently exceeded my high expectations in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and customer service.

PT Balegede Internasional – Tropical Building Systems have provided a complete end to end service for us for the construction of our bespoke architectural mainframe for our Pavilions and Bush Pavilions Homes. This has included AutoCAD  3D working drawings, ensuring a high level of carpentry detailing to the fabrication of all post and beam elements, then construction of the entire mainframe in-situ at their factory in Bali, plus detailed coordination of shipping. All this has allowed us to cater for our International clientele with confidence.

Throughout this 12-year relationship between us and PT Balegede Internasional – Tropical Building Systems, we have together improved and evolved our existing carpentry standards into a more refined, highly crafted architectural product.

Mark, Ketut and their team provide a complete range of building and timber elements that Pavilions uses to construct our houses, laminated beams, roof trusses, highly detailed posts, structural beams, windows and doors, all bolts and fasteners.

They are professional in all aspects of the process, transparent with all financial matters, providing good communication with clear time schedules and most importantly they deliver outstanding workmanship that is incomparable in the market.

Most importantly there are no surprises when the product arrives on site, accurate to the millimetre, everything goes together so smoothly.

A great experience! 








Roy Keegan
Arawak Interiors, Road Reef Plaza,
Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands



"Having met Mark Keatinge on behalf of a local architect in the Caribbean who was working on a project for Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, I was amazed to find this hidden gem tucked away in Gianyar.
From handing Mark the architectural drawings for the Navea project, it was a seamless process up to receiving  the container with a full set of plans to follow for reconstruction of the Pergolas."


Walter Wagner

Director, Owner and Principle Architect

Habitat 5


"PT Balegede Internasional - Tropical Building Systems is in my eye one of the best and most reliable companies when it comes to prefabricated structures, be it complete structures, roofs or other building components. 

Accuracy and detailed craftsmanship is guaranteed with timely deliveries. 

Can only highly recommend Mark Keatinge and his company"