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Reliable, professional, highly skilled, considerate, hard-working, organised, thorough, honest, personable, realistic – all words I would use to describe David and his dedicated team.
Renovating is a massive undertaking and my 1960’s Killara home was in much need of repair and renewal. From the word go, I knew I was in good hands with DFC. Recommended to me by a friend, David and his team surpassed all expectations, from the quoting stage through to completion. My home has been transformed completely into a beautiful, light-filled and practical living space. Family and friends have been awestruck by the changes and quality of construction in such a short space of time.
My children and I remained in the house while the work was carried out and I greatly appreciated the consideration shown to us by all David’s team. The renovation was completed within the time frame David gave me at the outset. This was truly impressive, given that I requested extra (quite extensive) work along the way. It also illustrated David’s ability to empathise with the inconvenience of renovating and hence complete the work in a timely way to minimise disruption to our lives. David’s team, headed by Ryan, were here every weekday without fail, got on with the job, and always left the worksite as orderly and tidy as possible at day’s end. The quality and timeliness of the work carried out by the other trades David brought in (kitchen and cabinetry, tilers, renderers, glaziers, electrician, wardrobes, painters) also speaks volumes for David’s ability to project manage. Sincere thanks to you, David, Ryan and your awesome team for helping me realise the potential in our home and transforming it into a wonderful place we can enjoy for years to come.
We wanted to take the time to write you this testimonial to thank you and your team for the exceptional job completed at our home in Balgowlah. We engaged Ferrari Constructions after having seen a number of your projects completed in the suburb. Being an early 1900s Californian Bungalow and we had detailed architectural plans drawn up to both freshen the original character and modernise our home, most importantly we wanted to ensure the build was sympathetic to the original bungalow heritage.
It’s fair to say that not only did you meet the architectural brief, but you managed to exceed our expectations. The quality of the renovation was first class and most importantly your communication through the build process ensured we were completely comfortable at all times during the build, from contract to completion.
The finished product is fantastic and we are proud to call it our home. We found you and the team professional, efficient, easy to communicate with and able to bring our vision to life. At one point a simple photo of a spotted gum balustrade was all that was required for your team to work out a solution to create a particular look for us. That balustrade is one of our favourite features of our home!
The DFC team working on our residence were always friendly and produced top quality work. We loved our regular site meetings to check out the progress and were always impressed at the amount of work that had been completed since our last visit, in fact we were able to shave weeks of the contracted time schedule even with multiple changes that we requested along the way. Subsequently we were able to move in just before Christmas which saved us thousands in rent!
We loved having our first Christmas in our refurbished home and would recommend Ferrari Constructions to anyone without hesitation. Our house is now our forever home that we are extremely proud of. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your team.
We engaged David Ferrari Constructions to carry out major renovations and extensions to our residence in Frenchs Forest in January 2016.
The major new work entailed the removal of a stand alone open brick garage and external concrete stairway leading to our tri-storey split level home and replace with an integrated garage, large sunroom, internal entry stairway and external deck and associated works. An important objective was to integrate the new works with the existing home in both materials and profile.
David and his team carried out the works to our full satisfaction. David is a hands-on builder, readily available to sort out issues as they occurred, and to offer sound suggestions to enhance the project. David’s team were great to have around – nothing seemed difficult for them, and they worked so well together.
We highly commend David as his team for their professionalism and attention to detail to ensure the interfaces between the existing and the new works were exacting, especially as the supplied engineering and architectural drawings were light on detail in this regard. In particular, the team’s attention to ensure a watertight interface was most successful.
The work was completed in May 2016. We believe the best testimony to the quality of the team’s work is the fact there has been no need for any follow-up work since.
Thanks David, Stu, Ryan and the rest of the team for our delightful new home.
As per our conversation yesterday we wanted to put something in writing to thank everyone at DFC.
It is with much gratitude and good will that we write to thank you and all of your tradespeople at DFC for our recently completed home renovation. The finished product has far exceeded our expectations and we are delighted with the outcome.
From our initial meeting with you, Dave, through to the finishing touches on the house we have found the experience very positive.
At all times we found everyone to be friendly, motivated, professional and communicative. When unforeseen situations arose these were addressed effectively and confidently.
It was always an enjoyable experience to visit our home during works – not only to see the constant progress but also because of the cheerful, dynamic environment. An air of camaraderie, enthusiasm and job satisfaction was very apparent amongst DFC tradesmen.- Always an excellent sign in a workplace.
We won’t name everyone individually as we would not like to forget anyone . Suffice to say the calibre of tradesmen working for you is exceptional.
We would wholeheartedly recommend DFC to anyone without hesitation. Our house is now a family home we are very proud of.
Our best wishes to you all.
We wanted to take the time to say thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in transforming our house into a beautiful new home.
We have received compliments from our friends on the attention to detail and overall quality (workmanship) of the extension. All of them loved everything about the extension starting with the beautiful Blackbutt floor, the majestic sliding doors and the inventive feature column separating the Kitchen from the family room. The large and open living space has improved the practicality of our home and my friends are truly excited to spend some time with us in our new home.
Thanks to you, the building process went very smoothly; each stage of the extension was planned carefully and necessary materials where in place at the right time at all times. Your swift response to our questions made us feel comfortable and valued. Throughout the entire process you and your team were professional and worked to make us feel respected and informed.
Your team is quite exceptional and brought a lot of joy into our house, always willing to help and always happy. We miss them quite a lot and wish them all the best for the future.
In my experience, your customer service sets you far apart from other builders.
Yvonne and I are confident that we made the right choice in having you build our extension and would happily refer others to you that are considering building or extending their home.
From the beginning David Ferrari stood out from the other builders we got quotes from because his quote was very detailed and easy to understand. His itemised quote helped us to understand how much each aspect of our renovation would cost not just a final figure.
David visited us and was very friendly and easy going and easy to work with when we asked him to re-quote when we modified our design to keep to our budget. David was very knowledgeable about what we could do within our budget during our initial meetings and this set our minds at ease. We felt that he was being very honest and wanted to try and give us the best possible solutions for our extension within our budget. He was extremely flexible and patient while we considered our options and was happy to come back to us after we delayed the project for 12 months for personal reasons.
David and his team of builders and all the other trades he used on our renovation were the most pleasant guys to have around. They were happy to take time to talk to me about the jobs progress and David made many suggestions for both design and materials which both improved the final construction and helped to solve some problems that came up during the job due to my inexperience and design miscalculations by my draftsman and engineer.
David’s knowledge of construction standards and design ideas were very helpful and he would always go over the next stage of the construction and offer helpful and cost saving ideas when I was unsure of what to do. David and his team’s building skills are exceptional which allowed them to provide a beautifully finished extension that we are very happy with and proud to show off to our friends and family.
David Ferrari Constructions built an amazing extension for us consisting of a new bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living area, front patio with relocated front door and a large timber deck off the new extension. David and his team are very professional, tidy and flexible workers and I have already recommended him to several friends and family members and look forward to working with him in any future projects.
If you want quality work and a team of great guys who you can trust and enjoy having around during the construction then I highly recommend David Ferrari Constructions for their workmanship and honesty.
I employed David Ferrari and his team originally to install a pergola at our home. I was so impressed with his professionalism, and his attitude to the finer details, that I soon had his team doing a lot more around our home, including a cedar walkway around our spa area, removing a window and installing French doors, and recently a full sized deck which has added to the value of our home. That deck is seriously my favourite room in our home, and nothing was too hard for David, even accompanying me to see other decks in the area to source some ideas. He sourced the best materials, worked hard and diligently and always cleaned up after the job was done. This made all the difference.
Often, as a home owner, undergoing renovations can be very stressful because for a certain period of time you have a team of people occupying your very private space, but David and his team were so courteous, and mindful of every moment they were on our property. From start to finish I always felt completely at ease. I have recommended DF Constructions for building and renovation work to all my friends, and they say the same thing. I wouldn’t hesitate again to employ David to continue to make our house a home.
We used David Ferrari Constructions for a project to open up the back of our 1920s house. This entailed the remodelling of interior rooms, installation of folding doors across the back of the house, the construction of a new bathroom/laundry and the building of a large deck.
We are very happy with the results that Dave provided. He had practical suggestions for the development as well as an eye for the detail that enabled the features of the new rooms to blend in with the style of the house. Communication with Dave and his team was excellent, any issues or changes to design were handled easily and without fuss. While the project lasted several months, there were no delays as Dave ensured that tradesmen were on-site every day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave.
Our previous home at Balgowlah Heights, was in need of some major renovations, which included new cedar bi-fold doors and windows, replacement of weatherboards to the second floor with blue board, to allow for a finished render effect to the ground & first floors, new terraces and front door steps, new brickwork for the back of the house, new internal feature walls, a new kitchen and new hardwood timber floors and tiles.
We selected David Ferrari to carry out these major works as he presented himself as a very knowledgeable, honest and professional builder. He demonstrated his abilities almost immediately whilst going through the designers’ drawings, eliminating unnecessary expenses.
We were very impressed with David’s team of tradesmen, who were always very polite, honest and hardworking. David was on site everyday, despite having other projects to manage, constantly supervising the staff and keeping us up to date. The build was finished in excellent time and needless to say we were extremely happy with his work. This was some 18 months ago and we have subsequently sold Balgowlah, and bought in Clontarf. We had no hesitation in again employing David Ferrari and his team to renovate our present home which is currently nearing completion at the time of writing. We are delighted that David is again delivering another high quality result, on time and on budget. We cannot recommend David Ferrari Constructions highly enough and would be happy to speak personally with any prospective clients .
We contracted David Ferrari Constructions P/L to carry out extensive renovations to our home in 2008. From the quotation stage through to completion David Ferrari managed our project with skill, competence and due regard to our instructions. We resolved issues with a minimum of fuss and clear and ongoing communication. These qualities also stood him in good stead with our draughtsman and engineer.
David and his workers were industrious and took pride in their workmanship. At a personal level David’s calm and thoughtful approach enabled us to form a close relationship based on trust. He completed work as per the contract and clearly set out details invoiced for work outside of the contract. We are very happy with our renovations and have no hesitation in recommending David Ferrari Constructions as a professional and trustworthy company.