Testimonials from Brisbane HomeownersKarah Edwards2020-12-23T15:01:24+10:00
We Helped These Families Achieve Their Dream Custom Homes
From Ascot to Paddington, families across Brisbane have come to rely on Constructive Homes to achieve their dream Brisbane house renovation. We view each house renovation as not just another job, but our own home. We work collaboratively with Brisbane families to achieve their dream homes; from the renovation design phase right through to completion and the all-exciting handing over of the keys.
The O'HarasAscot, Brisbane
“Look no further – Constructive Homes is the renovator you need! Good value, great work, amazing service! We needed to bring our lovely (and very old) house into the 21st century: update the kitchen and main bathroom and add a second level with 2 bedrooms with en-suites.
“The challenge was that the area had several building restrictions on old homes and we did not like any ides previous owners had drawn up. As we both work fulltime we needed someone who could manage and do the entire project from start to finish. With a house being a huge investment we also needed someone we could trust to turn our ideas into reality. Wayne was open and honest from the start and we chose Constructive Homes because he willingly provided references. We liked Wayne’s philosophy and he listened to what we wanted without discounting our ideas.
“Other contractors we interviewed had ideas of their own or said that the job could not be done how we wanted it. The renovation started just as Covid hit and we were really worried that this would slow the process down but it was never an issue for very long. If there were delays, Wayne warned us right away and presented us with solutions that worked and the same worked with any structural issues or compliance problems.
“The solution is WOW! We have a unique 1943 house that is ready for the 21st century! The charming parts of the old house remain, such as the lead-light doors and large rooms that made us fall in love with the house with modern touches like en-suites off the bedrooms and a coffee station that screams “Constructive Homes can modernize old places even with building restrictions!”
“While any renovation experience is stressful, we found Wayne’s constant cheerfulness and his ability to always have a solution or at least a way to make us laugh at whatever problem came up a big help with easing the stress. We trust Wayne fully and are very happy with the result and have absolutely no hesitation recommending him. In fact, I recommended Constructive Homes to my boss the day our keys were handed back to us!”
“Our biggest fears before renovating were being seen as simply a profit, not feeling part of the process and ending up with someone else’s definition of a perfect home. Constructive Homes’ approach is inclusive, collaborative and no-nonsense; you could tell it was just as much of a personal journey for Wayne as it was us.
“The word ‘budget’ was taboo before we found Wayne. He was conscious and respectful of our budget and what was important to us in terms of the functionality and look of the house.
“Our favourite part of renovating with Constructive Homes was, put simply, Wayne. From the in-person detailed quote to the end product, you could tell he truly cared for the project and his clients.
“As first-time renovators, we were completely inexperienced with the process, and we truly value finding Constructive Homes. We put our trust in Wayne and he exceeded our expectations; giving our 1947 cottage a complete makeover while respecting its character and overcoming the many difficult and sometimes hidden issues that come with a house of this age. Constructive Homes made a very overwhelming journey so much easier – we can’t thank Wayne and his team enough for delivering our dream home (and ahead of schedule!) to raise our family.”
“Recently we had an extension to our home carried out by Mr Wayne Whyte. This extension was architect designed. The design included multiple doors, windows and new flooring.
“The renovation was completed ahead of time to a very high standard.
“In addition, all other tradesmen who were involved under the project management of Wayne were of the highest standard and they completed their work promptly and on time. The building passed inspection first go and there have been no rectifications needed. In light of the building skills of this very experienced builder and the open straightforward approach to all matters, I have pleasure in highly recommending Mr Wayne Whyte as a builder.”
PAUL HOGANCarseldine, Queensland
“My business partner, Peta and I have just completed our first major structural renovation, where we also had the whole of the inside of the building stripped and renovated on a pre-war home in Windsor. Wayne from Constructive Homes was the builder who looked after all the renovations done.
“We found Wayne to be a man of his word, he was reliable and his work and that of his tradesmen was very good, and the renovations were completed on schedule. He was also very approachable and helpful in the few places where we wanted to make changes or when issues came up as they invariably do with a renovation of this type.
“We have no reservation in recommending Wayne.”
STEVE AND ROSIE DIXONKedron, Brisbane
“We have recently finished a major renovation with Constructive Homes, lifting our house to create extra bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, indoor and outdoor living space downstairs as well as reconfiguring our existing first floor to more suit our growing family. One of our biggest concerns before we started such a large project, were cost blowouts and I’m pleased to say that there were no surprises! Compared to other builders that we approached, Wayne’s quote was the most detailed and comprehensive – I could see room for variations in other quotes that had not included all of the things that Wayne had.
“Constructive Homes addressed our drainage concerns – which were not seen as a problem or even identified by other builders – with a practical and cost-effective solution. During the build when other issues arose they were dealt with quickly and sometimes with multiple options.
“We are moving back into our home this week – ahead of schedule – and have been very impressed with the speed that our renovation has been completed. Wayne always had a contingency plan for rain days and there didn’t seem to be any delays along the way.
“The online project management system was brilliant! It was easy to use once I got started and a great way to keep track of emails and communication. We also used CoConstruct to add photos of selections along the way and we were able to see our exact budget at all times, so we had no surprises at the end.
“We are very happy to recommend Constructive Homes for your renovation as we will be calling them for our next renovation. Wayne was a pleasure to deal with, always addressing any issues immediately and with great solutions. Remember to always look for the small details in your quotes as you will not find it included in the cheaper ones.”
“There was no stress, it was easy with no stress at all. People that I have spoken to about our experience with our renovation were shocked that it was nothing like theirs. We were so calm and everything was progressing so well. It finished well in advance of the finish date which is amazing. We were in for Christmas, which was what we wanted – a new room for Christmas and that’s what we got.
“I think if I had to go through this experience again and it went as well as it did, I’d be very happy. If ever I’ve got anymore building to do, I’m coming to contact you Wayne. Definitely!”
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“After some fourteen months of planning, sewerage relocation and construction, our home extension project at 64 Lindsay Street, Ashgrove is now complete.
“Shirley and I would like to thank you for giving us a quality-built extension which will meet all the needs that we and the resident family envisaged.
“The fact that you were able to complete the project approximately one month ahead of the contract schedule has been appreciated by all concerned considering the upheaval to daily life that occurs with such activity.
“All the best for your on-going company operations.”
STEVE JASTREMSKISalisbury, Brisbane
“Wayne and Constructive Homes removed the stress from the complete renovation at our Salisbury home. Constructive Homes took what could have been an otherwise overwhelming project and guided us through the process, completing it right on schedule and with no hassles.
“We were pleased with the transparency of operations and the willingness of Constructive Homes and the subcontractors to complete the renovation that matched both our dream and our budget. We believe that the honesty, integrity, and dedication of Wayne and his entire team truly distinguish Constructive Homes as the leader within the building industry. The entire experience from beginning to end exceeded our expectations.
“We cannot thank Wayne and his team of courteous, helpful and professional individuals at Constructive Homes enough. We would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering new home construction.”
Shane and Tracey CasseeHendra, Brisbane
“A big ‘Thank you’ to you and team at Constructive Homes for creating our ‘dream’. We are still getting used to all the space we have, our outdoor entertaining area is magnificent and the new kitchen perfect. You all did a great job and should be proud.”
“I approached Constructive Homes because I was finding it difficult to locate a builder who would work with me on my renovation as my home is on a small block. Wayne worked with my designer to rebuild my single storey, two bedroom, one bathroom home into an amazing two storey modern home.
“One thing I liked was that Constructive Homes is a boutique builder who were able to offer personal attention as they only build a limited number of projects at any time. Wayne was upfront and honest and I was kept well informed, especially with the CoConstruct program. All of the trades people that I met were friendly, courteous and excited to be working on my renovation.
“I am very happy with the quality finish and workmanship. I found the experience of building with Constructive Homes very satisfying and I would recommend Wayne and his team to anyone who is looking for a high quality custom renovation.”
Fiona FergusonWoody Point, Brisbane
“Our two-bedroom cottage was struggling to accommodate our family. It had come time for our two children to have their own rooms, and we could no longer entertain our friends and family in the space we had. Having engaged an architect to design the extension to our house, we were concerned to find a builder who would work with a design that had been put in place by a third party. We also wanted to find a builder that was reliable, local and who had a track record for quality work.
“Our architects set about identifying a builder to meet our requirements, and Constructive Homes won the tender – one of the key reasons was that the system he has in place to communicate with clients was open and transparent, enabling us to track all stages of the build and any variations to the contract Wayne has been fantastic, and has met our brief so well. The finished product is beyond our wildest imaginings. Wayne worked really well with our architects and delivered on the design, as well as providing excellent communication with us throughout the process. Wayne has a strong attention to detail and the quality and finish of the final product was all we had hoped for, and more.
“Wayne was so well organised, there were no delays and this was one of our main concerns for the build; that the builder would get caught up in the next project and fail to finish on time. This was not the case, and we were impressed with the professionalism and skill in delivering such a big project.”
“I write this letter of recommendation in support of Constructive Homes. I had the pleasure of working with Wayne on the renovation of our kitchen and bathroom and floors polished at our home in Strathpine in July/August 2014.
“Throughout the course of the renovation, Wayne was very thorough and kept us up to date with what was going on. His communication was exceptional and could not be flawed.
“He kept to schedule and everything went smoothly to produce a professional finish. We are extremely happy with the work that Wayne and his contractors have completed for us. We highly recommend anyone after renovations to contact Constructive Homes.
“Thanks again Wayne!!”
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