Finally, I've found a great builder! Dan's been very punctual, professional and polite. He works hard, knows his trade and is well priced. I've booked him for over three months worth of work at least (until the next idea pops up). I couldn't recommend him enough!
Thank you so much Tom and Fernanda for the exceptional work that you did on our property. You were extremely generous in giving us that extra time, effort and expert advice, beyond what was required. It's great to hire people that share community-minded values. It feels better knowing that you are around the corner to solve all our problems with our eco-house, whatever the weather!
Could not have been happier with the quality of our renovation project undertaken by Matt and his team to our 100 year old weatherboard cottage. Matt was happy to take our lead with design aesthetics and sourced heritage appropriate materials to ensure the extension was aligned with the character of original building. He was great with communication, consulted us almost daily and was quick to progress the project. He was the only builder who did the hard yards before we gave him our business by collating a comprehensive quote with detailed line items of expenditure. Our project ended up costing more than we had anticipated but that was because we opted to completely refit the whole house which was not a part of the original project. Building is a daunting process for non-pros so it's important you have faith in the professionals you use. We certainly had that with Dukewood Homes.
My husband, Roger and I made a mistake in hiring this company with a verbal contract, not a written one. As it is a local company and we are pensioners living in a caravan park we were trusting. We have a manufactured home in Ballina. We paid Rob the builder $30,000.00 in cash money to renovate our bathroom and to do an extension on our home. We do not have any problems with the room extension, however, we have heaps of problems with our bathroom. We have wall panelling and plumbing problems leaking into another room. The work was done nearly 3 years ago and we have made various calls to Rob constantly during that period, but to no avail. He has never ever come to our aid. BEWARE CONSUMERS!!! GET A WRITTEN CONTRACT, DO NOT BE TRUSTING LIKE WE WERE . Yours Sincerely, Diane Elkins.