To whom it may concern,
I am the owner of a commercial building at 2 The Mall, Templestowe Lower.
Recently the awning of my shop front had collapsed due to structural issues and decay over the years.
That's when I contacted David Schwarzer and his team from: Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Services. David was highly recommended by traders at Macedon Square Templestowe Lower.
I recommend David as a building practitioner. During all stages of the building process, from Planning, Engineering, Permits, Council, Traffic Management, David implemented his expert knowledge to make sure the complex restoration ran smoothly. I advise anyone to go past the shop front awning currently tenanted by Crystal Dragon Restaurant to see the great job David and his team have done.
David - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNER - 2018
To Whom it may concern,
It is without hesitation that we write this letter of recommendation of Destin Constructions. We had the pleasure of working with David and his team on the recent renovation of our living and kitchen area. It was quite a complex renovation with several walls being load bearing, and the removal of a large chimney.
Throughout the course of the renovation, David was an absolute professional and very timely with all communication. He and Alan were accurate in the initial assessment of the scale, timeframe and cost of our project and were always respectful of our budget. We did not once hear the words "contract variation", and there were no unexpected costs arising throughtout the project.
In the beginning, we had not made a final decision on the scale of our renovation and still had lots of ideas with no drawings. David walked us through a process with a designer and engineer, and assisted us in obtaining a building permit for the job.
David's construction team were very thorough and easy to speak with when we were on site. They cleaned up after themselves and went above and beyond in many ways. For example, they worked really hard to retain ornate cornices on walls that were partially removed. The final product has exceeded our expectations, we did not think our circa 1956 house could look so modern.
We met with five builders prior to selecting Destin Constructions and found it quite daunting choosing a builder that had not been personally recommended. However we could not be happier with our choice abd can honestly say that we have no reservatons in recommending Destin Constructions.
Shae and Chris - HOMEOWNERS - 2018
We are happy to provide a reference for the job that David and his team carried out on our property. Apart from being happy with the result and the quality of the finished product, from the time of the quote through to contract stage, we found the communication was consistent, timely and straightforward and all our questions were answered in a way which made sense to us non- builders. The timelines given were adhered to, the team was punctual, friendly, tidy and the quality of the workmanship high. During the process, all our questions were answered promptly by the team. We would not hesitate to use Destin Constructions again in the future should the need arise. We are happy to engage with a builder and company that takes pride in their work and has great knowledge of building issues.
VOULA AND MAX - HOME OWNERS
We engaged Destin Constructions on 3 separate occasions over the last 10 years to complete renovations on kitchen, adding lounge room and interior / exterior finish within our home.
All workmanship was done to spec and of high standard.
The tradesman were professional and arrived on time and the project came in on budget with minimal disruption to our private lives.
ANTHONY - HOME OWNER
Destin Constructions were engaged for the unenviable task of entirely restructuring our house around us while we remained living there (finances did not permit us to move out during the works). This was a big project taking over a year and we got to know David and his team extremely well throughout the process. Everyone was very helpful and the final result is excellent. In addition, as we did not engage an architect, David was extremely helpful with suggestions as to how things could be improved - the expansive rear deck with Bondoor roof is a transformed space compared to the original and our particular favourite.
JON WOODHEAD - HOME OWNER
We engaged Destin Constructions in 2014 to complete a residential of our late 1940's brick home.
As a growing family of 4, we required more living space and the whole house needed updating. We loved our location so moving was not an option. We had plans devised by a draftsperson which we then took to Destin Constructions and building for the construction phase of the project. Whilst we were happy with the original plans, they still required some adjustments. From the outset David and the team were very easy to talk to and we were able to work collaboratively to fine tune the plans with some great ideas from the builder. This incuded keeping the original footprint of the home on the ground level by reconfiguring the living area and kitchen placement so as not to increase costs with unnessecary excavation. This also allowed us to keep our existing garden. An upper storey was also added. In the end the house was taken right back to the original framework and we ended up with a completely rebuilt house using the bare bones of what we had and added the upper storey which was sympathetic to the streetscape in the area.
The whole project ran very smoothly and on schedule. The tradesman were professional to deal with and were ready to deal with any queries we may have had. The work site throughout the construction phase was left in a secure and tidy manner week in and week out.
On the whole Destin Constructions were great to work with and we were very happy with the quality of the build and professionalism of the team.
SAMANTHA EASTON - HOME OWNER
Our home renovation plan was to update the front facade of our Templestowe home. Having spent almost 10 months in 2015 developing and having the building plans approved initially by Local Council, and then a Building Permit organisation, we commenced our search for a reputable, experienced and trustworthy builder. In late 2015 and early 2016, my wife and myself identified and interviewed many builders from the local paers, from the web as well as those recommended to us by family and friends. Our focus was on the price of the construction, of course, but we were looking for the whole package, so to say (ie: price, experience, reliability, reputation, risk, demonstration of previous work, construction schedule, continuity of construction work, and the interest the builder showed in our prject).
Destin Constructions were not only a local builder (in our case) but also met all our requirements stated above. Just prior to signing the construction contract, we encountered a bit of contraints with our budget to complete the construction in accordance with the approved architectural drawings / plans. This was not a problem for Destin Constructions, they sat down with us and assisted in prioritising and deciding which parts of the constructions were vital and we staged the renovation work so that end up with the most effective outcome for our prject. We found it very easy to communicate with David (Destin Constructions Director) as well as his tradie team lead by his very able foreman (Terry). The team turned up promptly each day, verified almost every aspect of the building plan with us almost weekly to ensure that we were happy with every step of the construction part of the project, but they also provided and managed the plumbing, the electrical, the rendering, the interior plaster work, the concreting and the exterior painting side of our renovation project. We were very pleasedd with the quality and timeliness of completion of Stage 1of our project and in all posibility will engage Destin Constructions for the remaining stages.
I am happy to recommend Destin Constructions to any prosective client.
ADRIAN - HOME OWNER
We highly recommend Destin Constructions for any renovation works or new build. David and his team are very experienced and ensure they keep up to date with the ever changing construction regulations. They provide high quality workmanship coupled with prfessional advise and integrity in everything they do. We have used Destin twice now and are currently working with David and the team on a new project which we are very excited about. We cannot see ourselves using any other builder in the future.
JASON AND AMANDA - HOME OWNERS
My mother hired Destin Constructions to design and do an extensIve renovation of her inner city warehousE. Despite becoming terminally ill she decided to go ahead with the project. Destin COnstructions were extremely considerate and helpful; liaising with mum's sister and myself when mum was unavailable, coming to my home for meeetings and updates with mum and myself when mum became too ill.
Their knowledge and experience were invaluable to us. Their work was professional: The house is beautiful and well constructed.
They did an excellent job in all aspects. It was quality work done under the time constraints of mum's illness, in the hope that mum could move into her new house.
I highly recommend David and Alan and Destin Constructions.
SHELLEY - HOME OWNER
I've been fortunate enought to work on several projects with David and his team. David has great depth of knowledge when it comes to all things building, and always provides solutions to any tricky situation, small or large, he's interested and very proactive on any project . And he turns up on time!
I fIrst met David when he was working on my own home (excellent work at a very good price) and now I refer him to my own clients whenever they need additions or renovations - the feedback is always positive, and that's important to me
GHLD - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS
It was our first experience with a builder to do home renovations, Destin Constructions were very professional with David and Jenni explaining and advising from the time we decided to do improvements on our home until the job was completed with things running like clockwork.
VAL AND MARK - HOME OWNERS
I have had the pleasure of having David Schwarzer at Destin Constructions Complete work at both my home and my workplace.
I am happy to report that the works, be they major structural (to our home) or fine indoor jobs such as cabinet making for our office, have been executed to the highest standard possible. In addition to the results being on time and on budget, the staff David employs are always punctual and polite and the workplace well maintained and left with all the appropriate security measures in place.
I would not hesitate to recommend Destin Constructions for buidling work - be the job large or small.
JULIE - MANAGING DIRECTOR BUSINESS AND HOME OWNER
As an international organisation Nufarm Australia Limited understands and appreciates the requirements of conducting business under all types of conditions. To deal with the increasing requirements in catering for more staff and amenities in a growing workplace, Nufarm Australia Limited engaged the services of David Schwarzer in early 2004 to facilitate the continual expansion and upgrade of its Laverton North global headquarters.
to this end, David Schwarzer has been punctual and professional in his conduct both within the construction site as well as in dealings with staff members of Nufarm Australia Limited and other on-site Contract personnel.
The size and type of building works undertaken have been wide ranging and have included major refurbishment works, general maintenance of buildings and grounds through new construction works with all having fantastic outcomes.
I have no hesitation in recommending David Schwarzer to undertake any future construction works for Nufarm Australia Limited or to any other organisation requiring professional construction services.
PAUL - PROJECT ENGINEER
We purchased a run down 1950s house in Kew East in March 2006. After a number of renovations in Sydney, we quickly drew up a design concept document with plans for our 3 bedroom home in Kew East which combined a extensive renovation of the original house of two bedrooms to include an extra bedroom, bathroom, ensuite, laundry, and a new extension comprising a large living area, kitchen, and a study / play room for our two year son.
The next big step was to find the right builder. None of our friends could recommend a builder, so we short listed 5 builders based on the quality and presentation of their web-sites. We set the budget, timelines, and presented our design plans with the representatives of the 5 builders.
David Schwarzer (Doncaster & Templestower Carpentry and Building Service) stood out in his honest, friendly and hands on approach. He set realistic goals and milestones to achieve our design. He was the only builder to assure us that he would personally oversee all aspects in the process of design, building, and fit out, and be personally contactable at any time.
We commenced building in mid August 2006. David is an excellent project manager, and is backed up well by his administrative manager Andrea. David was able to quickly and amicably solve site problems, and leads a quality team of tradesmen. Lockup was completed in mid November 2006. Final fit out was completed by February 2007, and we have just moved to our new home.
David’s attention to detail and to service was and remains very impressive. The construction is to the highest standard of workmanship.
I have no hesitation in enthusiastically recommending David and his team at Destin Constructions to undertake any future residential construction works for my family or to any other family requiring professional end to end construction services.
David is a reliable, trustworthy and excellent Builder, and I am more than happy to further elaborate on his behalf at any time
Dr. Phillip Kim Nguyen - M.B.B.S (Sydney), M.Comp.Sc (N.S.W)
Our involvement with Destin Constructions (Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Service) has grown over the years with the building industry growing and contact with the team at Destin Constructions (Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Service) providing a quality of work we are proud to recommend to our clients.
Due to our company being quality assured we do not recommend too many people to our clients. We have seen and worked in conjunction with Destin Constructions (Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Service) on a variety of projects, upon which they have showed a sound professional knowledge of the projects they undertake.
Destin Constructions (Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Service) have proved on a number of occasions that their work ethic is both professional and responsive to the client’s needs.
We trust in the quality of work that Destin Constructions (Doncaster & Templestowe Carpentry and Building Service) produces and therefore would be glad to recommend them.
Terry Evangelou - AI Drafting