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White Street, Lilyfield






Alterations & Additions


OIKOS Architects

The Buildridge team completed a major renovation project on our home between February and September 2010. The scope of the project was to partially demolish an 1880’s workman’s cottage and transform it into a multistorey, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom home with entertaining deck and swimming pool.

From our first meeting, James impressed me as a professional, well organised and friendly individual. James and his team, along with their contractors, delivered our new home to the scheduled time and to the high specification set. Due to our changes in scope, budget increases were required. However, James was always very willing to negotiate these budget impacts. We always felt free to “change our minds” and James would accommodate these changes.

James has well established project management skills which ensured the timetable and scheduling were well orchestrated. Site meetings were held every week at which times we were kept updated on progress and plans for the following period. This enabled me to make product selections and arrange deliveries to site in a timely manner.

There was a consistent group of workers on site. They were always courteous, friendly and built up a repour with our neighbours – often doing odd jobs for them. We live in a small street with limited parking and to have our neighbours impressed with the traffic and space management was great news.

James engages good quality craftsmen which meant that he was able to customise our build and replicate the features that I had pulled out of magazines etc. I received good advice on how we could achieve the results we desired.

The Buildridge Constructions team delivered us a fabulous family home that we will enjoy for many years to come. I have no hesitation in recommending James Gilliver and Buildridge Constructions as a quality builder and project manager.

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