We chose to build with Tony and his team for our first building project. We started with the principle of selecting an experienced and reputable builder first, and then working on design and costings from that point onwards. Tony’s practical building experience was evident from our first meeting. His attention to construction detail, and his insights on what metrics of quality to look for were invaluable when we were going through our building options.
Regardless of the scale of the building, Tony and his team apply the same diligence and build quality to every project. There were no short-cuts taken throughout the entire, multistep process. He does not undertake large volumes of work at any given time, which allows him to closely supervise each project personally. The build went smoothly from the start, and we did not have any unnecessary interruptions to our personal workflow.
Tony himself has a background as a bricklayer, and has been practically involved in all aspects of construction. We were amazed to see Tony on site nearly every single day, and he has a hands-on approach (he even did the external perimeter waterproofing by hand). He identified several potential problems with our design, and came up with solutions which improved the form and function of our house. Site meetings were planned in advance with the various trades, and any potential issues identified, and solutions found, before any work was commenced. We did not have to “second-guess” the quality of the work being done – we just let Tony and his team get on with their core business.
Tony has a long-term relationship with his tradesmen, which speaks volumes. The various trades work with each other regularly, and take exceptional care of each other’s work throughout the building process. The programming and work-flow was very smooth. We have spoken to each of his tradesmen, and they all have utmost respect for Tony, his work ethic and integrity. All members of his team were polite, helpful and truly dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for us. They were always happy to show us their work, and give us tips for maintaining the house once completed.
Having the architect, Tony and ourselves meeting regularly from the design stage, helped us to contain our costs to within our budget. We were happy with the transparency of the costings and variations. Everything was discussed and documented accurately prior to any works being undertaken. There were no hidden surprises, and the project was delivered on time and to an agreed price.
His aftercare has also been noteworthy. Any queries or small issues that we encountered have been addressed promptly and completely.
We would have no hesitation at all in building again with Tony and his team. Thank you for building our family home.
Dr Paul Cherian and Dr Danielle Choy