Testimonial - Sandy & roger
Roger and I moved into our beautiful new home in September, and since then have been “living the dream”. To say we are thrilled would be an understatement. We felt so confident and comfortable from our first meeting that we knew we had found our builder – we still wonder how we got so lucky. We had a budget we wanted to stay within and we thought that having a long narrow block would pose a problem, but nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Even though some of our requests were unusual, they were discussed, improved on and implemented. Our home is everything we hoped it would be and more. Nothing in the house is cheap, everything is quality from the sink to the taps, porcelain toilets, door handles etc. A quality home in which we can now live in our retirement in ease and comfort.
Graham, you understood our rough plans, explained everything so there was no misunderstanding, and then passed them on to be translated into working drawings by architect Robin Bristow. All our requests were met without drama.
Jodie is a treasure and kept us informed almost on a daily basis. Adrian, your building supervisor, was incredibly patient and very professional. He was always ready to discuss and explain any of our many queries. Carpenters, Matt and Cory, are such an asset to your organisation and once again, nothing was too much trouble. (What a shame they are NSW supporters!!) Don the plumber, the electricians, the brickies, the boys who laid the driveway and paths did it all without drama, on time and perfectly. Brian, your tiler, is a magician – wow what a job he did. The cabinet maker who outfitted our walk in robes and store cupboards would have to be the best in the trade.
Amber tiles were a great help to us in choosing our tiles, colours, bench tops etc. Their range is enormous and with their help we think we managed to create a home that hopefully will not date. Zente kitchens too did a beautiful job – our butler’s pantry is a joy – my dream come true. We even managed to get a beautiful 100% pure wool Berber carpet within budget.
Sadly the only thing you could not control was the weather but it was fascinating to watch it all coming together. How those boys did what they did while working in the teeming rain and walking through heavy clay is quite beyond me. In the long run though, it didn’t seem to matter, our home was completed on time, on budget and for us perfect in every way.
Comments from family and friends have been overwhelmingly positive. Christmas was wonderful and even with so many family here, never seemed crowded or untidy. We do a lot of entertaining on our front deck and it has surpassed our expectations. We enjoy the views and having kangaroos eating in our front garden certainly adds interest as well.
The sloping block created an opportunity for a crawl space, which is now becoming an enormous “man cave”. It has become Roger’s “secret men’s business” den into which I am not allowed to venture. What a great storage space it has turned out to be. Being a handy man, now he has loads of space in which to store and create. What every man in retirement needs.
We know how fussy you are Graham, but it is hard to find anything major to write up in our “maintenance record” – although I know you will find something. We cannot recommend you and your team too highly. We would be very proud and gladly show any prospective clients through our beautiful home. If you or any of your boys are in the area, please drop in for a cuppa, you might even score some scones !!
Builders of your standard and quality these days are rare, so may we wish you and your team every success in the future.
Sandy & Roger Sheppard