What some of our clients are saying.
We had a block of land and some ideas of what we wanted. We contacted 3 builders and Designer Homes was the only one who came out to have a look at our land, talk about the ideas we had and talk about what they could offer.
From the start Designer Homes saw what we wanted to achieve and worked to develop a design that would fit our budget and ideas.
During the construction Designer Homes was always in contact with us and would arrange meetings with other trades before they would start. They were very approachable and willing to give advice. Any issues that arose would be addressed, with emails and phone calls always answered that day. Offering advice if we were unsure, this made the whole process flow smoothly.
The completion of our new home was exactly what we wanted, both design and finish. Designer Homes should be proud of the product they deliver and those that work with them. If you want a builder who will ask you what you want and then delivers Designer Homes is the builder you need to contact.
Brendan & Wendy
We built our new property in 2010 with Designer Homes and were so happy with the overall experience that we asked them back to build the pool extension this year 2012
The workmanship and attention to detail is first class, and the final product exceeded our expectations. Throughout the process, from design to construction, we really enjoyed the experience. We would certainly recommend Designer Homes to anyone interested in building a new property.
Mike & Mandy Samford
As first time builders we approached the whole idea of building our home with some trepidation. This trepidation was not eased by the location, which was within a Brisbane City Council Heritage Area with all additional building covenants that it inevitably entails.
While the planning and approval of the house may have been daunting, the construction phase was not. We found dealing with Michael a pleasure. His standard of work was excellent and any unexpected issues or variations arising during construction were explained in a clear and easily understandable manner and dealt with expeditiously.
The planning and approval of a new home will rarely be easy, but a good builder will make all the difference to the construction of the home, and to the final outcome. Michael is such a builder. I would have no hesitation in using Michael again or in recommending Michael to family and friends
I would like to thank Andy and his team at Designers Homes, for our beautiful home at Brookwater.
When we embarked on the building journey it took a while to find the right builder to help us build on our challenging block. As it was on a downward slope, so no standard off the shelf design was going to work.
We were about to put the block on the market, then we found Designer Homes. It was a relief to find a builder that said “steep block no problem, that’s norm now.” Instead of the negative comments we got from other builders.
We found the building process ran smoothly, it was great to be able to deal the builder directly instead of sales people, and get real time answers. Andy was always available to answer and questions of concerns we had and always got back to us quickly.
We have now been in our home for 2 years and are as happy with it as the day we moved in. Being able to have a house designed and built for our family needs has made it a very easy & enjoyable home to live in.
The service after the build has been great and any of minor problems we have had have been rectified straight away.
If we would go down the building journey again Andy and his team at Designer Homes would be the first people we would call and it is without any hesitation that I would recommend Designer Homes to anyone who is about to embark on their own building project.
Thank you again for our beautiful home.
Louise & Ralph
We are pleased to provide this reference for Andrew Black (BSA 1092655)
Andrew built our home in 2003 to meet our budget and space requirements at that time. We had no hesitation in engaging him to undertake a substantial renovation in
2011/2012, to add the room we needed for our growing family and business. The renovation doubled the size of our already large home, moved our Laundry and internal staircase, and was carried out while we lived inside, with 3 young children, including our 1 year old son.
It a pleasure to work with Andrew. We are very particular and have found Andrew meets our requests with patience, professionalism, solutions and action. He also has a great batch of tradesmen, who work well together. Due to the time constraints of the project, we often had many guys on site, working around each other - all watching their language around our kids.
We happy with the home has built for us and have found it structurally are extremely he us it sound, happily with standing the worst of the severe storms in The Gap in November 2008.
We do not give references lightly. Andrew has proven his value for over 8 years and we highly recommend him.
Adam & Christine
I am writing this referral on behalf of my wife Katie and myself. We have an investment property in Brisbane and prior to Michael and Vera's intervention it was a run down 3
bedroom, post war dump. There weren't many qualities worth retaining and we had toyed with the idea of completely demolishing it. We went through many options prior to engaging with any prospective builders but a few "must have's" in a builder became obvious. Katie and I live in Perth so the builder would have to work in conjunction with a designer to achieve desired results.
They would also have to manage the project and work with sub-contractors to complete the stages of the build.
The builder would have to work within a budget to achieve a house with street appeal, modern interior and fixtures, extension to include but not limited to another bed and bathroom, extra garage, modern kitchen and achieve it all without making it look like an add on.
They would also have to plan and submit for approval the above requests all the while fitting the design into the suburb without making it look out of place.
Planning would have to include energy efficiency rating and all of the other nebulous nit-picking issues that the council require.
Katie and I realised that this was a tough ask as our budget had allowed for no over capitalization as we wanted this house for a rental post build but we wanted all of the
conveniences of a modern house that we would want to live in ourselves. That’s enough of the demanding customer spiel.
We settled on designer homes because of the one stop package they provided. We had one meeting at the house with Michael and Vera and loved the ideas they had proposed. They had said they could commit to what we had requested and also provided valuable feedback on ideas that we hadn't even entertained or thought of. They produced a plan with quick council approval that ticked all of the boxes and retained some of the qualities of the old house.
The stages of the build were completed extremely quickly and were all worked around decisions made via e-mail or phone correspondence. Building via correspondence had it issues and any problems were always at our end. The team worked around these issues with no effect to the end result.
At lock up the house was exceptional. Katie and I had one problem - we had to finish the landscaping around the house prior to advertising for tenants. The landscapers we had employed were nothing short of incompetent. This delayed the tenancy. The house was advertised early prior to landscape completion and tenants actually moved in prior to the landscape completion because they were so impressed with the finish of the house. Michael took it upon himself to project manage the landscaping until completion. For this we were so grateful.
The project was expertly finished and Katie and I had a modern 4x2 with double garage, tenanted that not only satisfied our needs but was finished with quality workmanship, modern appliances and above all was completed efficiently and within time constraints.
In finishing - for something Katie and I thought would be daunting, Designer Homes made our virgin renovating experience a pleasure.
Thanks Michael, Vera and the team at Designer Homes.
Todd and Katie