Shakespeare Rd, Extension
- Noel & Jan Hill
"Haven Renovations were engaged by my wife and myself in June 2010 to build an extension to our existing brick and tile home on Shakespeare Road, Milford. The plan, designed by Allan Taylor Architects, involved adding a weatherboard cladded extension (approx 26sqm) to the rear of our house, which was to be surrounded by a 46sqm deck. The extension involved constructing a new kitchen and living area in conjunction with a reconfiguration of the existing dining room and lounge. The existing kitchen was converted into another bedroom and some exterior fascia changes were made to the exterior of the existing house.
The project began in June 2010 and was projected to take 4-5 months to complete. Unfortunately due to some weather issues and another delay associated with the changes taking place with local government governance, the project took longer to complete than originally anticipated.
We found the principal, Ray Sale, and his team to be reliable, trustworthy and committed to building the extension, which would integrate well with our existing house and which would be of a high and consistent building standard to meet the stringent building codes and standards. All building inspections were completed with a minimum of issues and on time, which is a reflection of the high building standards employed by the company. Ray employs a team of highly practiced and affable tradesmen who were able to follow a plan that was not just a straight forward add on to the house. At all times he maintained a close liaison with the architect and also with all the suppliers and other sub-contractors to minimize any delays and to ensure progress was made according to our agreement. Ray proved to be particularly strong in communicating with us on an almost daily basis and also responded quickly to any concerns or requests we made either by email, text or with a phone call. He also showed his creative building skills in suggesting and adding several other features to the existing plan and for this we are highly grateful. There were also a couple of occasions, which required him, coming to the property outside of normal working hours and there was never any problem. The final detail for the job has been completed to our timeframe and expectations.
Another positive outcome was the diplomatic and pleasant way he dealt with our neighbours during the project. To ensure minimal disruption to them he always respected their privacy and requests, which made for a happy work-site from everyone’s perspective.
We found that he was very competitive and thorough in his initial pricing and quoting and at the end of the job we remained within our budget, apart from some unforeseen price rises in building materials.
A year ago, Ray and his team completed a rebuild and design of our existing bathroom and again it is a reflection of the high regard we have for him that we re-engaged him to complete a more substantial project.
We would be happy to share with any potential clients verbally or by an on-site visit our recommendation for Ray and his team" - Noel & Jan Hill
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