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"Building your own home or renovating an existing
one is a major and complicated project for anyone. We designed our
own house and we chose Braeden to build it for us.
used his experience to help us to refine the design so it was cost
effective but met our needs both functionally and aesthetically
before we even had a contract. We had the opportunity to live on
site and therefore we saw and were able to review the build process
every day. As a consequence we can say with authority that Mick’s
quality control and management of his team, suppliers and sub contractors
He was practical, honest and collaborative which
is clearly what you need on such a complicated and very personal
project. Everything is top quality, it works and the few usual minor items and adjustments required
that have occurred since the build have been quickly and effectively
The result? The house was voted Australia’s
house of the Year 2010, beat multimillion dollar houses all over
Australia and was featured on national TV. Needless to say we
would have no hesitation recommending Braeden to anyone and we
would certainly use them again without hesitation."
"When the design for our new home in Noosa Heads
was nearing completion we interviewed several builders and found
Mick to be very thorough and attentive to detail. Mick listened
to our wants and concerns and provided innovative ideas on ways
to reduce costs and minimise ongoing maintenance whilst not comprising
any aspect of the design we loved. Mick was very clear on all aspects
of the contract with pricing well defined and clearly specified.
Mick worked very well with us and the designer, Chris Clout, throughout
the building process and we are all very pleased with the final
As the building site was
on the only vacant block in a well established area, Mick and his
team ensured our neighbours were inconvenienced as little as possible
by keeping them informed when major activities were to take place.
Mick and his team also ensured everyone who worked on the site kept
noise to a minimum which was highly appreciated by our neighbours,
some of whom have subsequently recommended Braeden Constructions
to friends and family.
Throughout the building
phase, we met with Mick, his Braeden Team, and their sub-contractors
continually and at no time did we have any misunderstandings. The
Braeden Team took great pride in their work evidenced by their use
of only the best quality materials, keen attention to detail, and
their ongoing recommendations to us and the designer for subtle,
innovative changes to enhance the finish of our home. Any cost adjustments
for changes were agreed prior to proceeding and we have achieved
the result we desired with no cost surprises and in fact there were
many savings clearly documented in our payment schedule.
We were also impressed by
the quality and professionalism of the specialised trades sub-contractors
Mick engaged. They all shared the same successful traits of strong
attention to detail, offering advice and ideas, and working to the
level of quality demanded.
The end result exceeded
our expectations, with all who visit remarking on the quality of
finish as being one of the highlights of our beautiful home. Mick
and his team are more than tradesmen, they are craftsmen who’s attitude
and application to their work produces outstanding results and a
product we and they are all proud of. An experience we were initially
not looking forward to became pleasurable and rewarding. Great work,
Mick Devlin and the Braeden Team."
Brian and Dotty Knott
2 Winbirra Way
"From the moment Sim and I met Mick Devlin we were impressed with
his straightforward approach, his willingness to discuss new ides
and his dedication to getting the right result. As the project progressed
he and his team were attentive to every detail and coped wonderfully
with clients who were living 4000 km away!!
Mick made many suggestions for improvements
along the way that built upon our aspirations and the vision of
the architect to deliver a home that exceeded our expectations.
The end product is stunning. The craftsmanship
exhibited in so many areas of the house is testament to the skill
of the people Mick chooses to work with and the care he takes in
getting the final product just right.
I have worked with a lot of builders and construction
contractors in my 30 years as an engineer. Very few come close to
Sim and I are proud to own a home that Mick built."
Mike and Sim Burgess
Greg & Cheryl
"From our first meeting with you, we were very comfortable. This
was because of your openness. Also you were a tradesman yourself
and hence knew the ropes. You indicated that you would provide complete
transparency of the costing of our project and this happened. Living
in NSW, we were building remotely and needed to have trust in both
builder and architect. When we engaged you as our builder we had
every confidence that we were in “Good Hands” and this proved to
be the case.
As the build progressed, we found on our regular
visits that you had a good team of employees and contractors that
were competent as well as courteous and obliging. We were very pleased
to know that one of your apprentices was ‘Apprentice of the Year’
when he was working on our build.
Your company, Braeden Constructions, delivered
a great house in conjunction with Bark Design. We were impressed
by the quality of your work but it was your attention to detail
that made the most impression. Many visitors, including architects,
have made this comment. We have lived in this home and enjoyed the
separate spaces, it has been a unique experience enjoying a quality
There are always issues in a build such as
this and when they occurred we were impressed by your response.
Your service after handover has been, without question, of the highest
It has been our pleasure to have you build
our Kyle Court home and we have no hesitation in recommending Braeden
Constructions to any potential client. Your company has earnt and
deserved the recent MBA’s awards that you have received – we expect
that there are more to come. "
Greg & Cheryl O’Neill
Dear Mick and Team,
Thanks for making our dream home a reality.
We are ecstatic with the result of your labour. It’s been
a pleasure having you as our builder and I hope you are as proud
of the house as we are.
All the best Pam and Sean Cunningham
“Building a designer home is fraught with difficulties for first
timers. Where does one look to find a builder who you can rely on
and trust to do the job right the 1st time with the least amount
of stress. Braeden Construction have built two architecturally designed
homes for our family, one in Russell Street, Noosaville and the
second (nearing completion) at Sunrise Beach – on the beach.
Moreover Michael Devlin is an innovative thinker who is always cheerful
and a pleasure to work with.
We are extremely pleased with the outcomes,
high quality of finish and attention to detail and without reservation
highly recommend Braeden Constructions as a professional quality
builder who delivers an excellent product all the time and on time.
In 2002 we began the process of building our home at Peregian Beach.
We have a business based in Brisbane. I needed someone who could
take on the project and get it done.
Our clients include several of Queensland’s largest builders, we
are a part of the building process and we employ many subcontractors.
I am all too familiar with problems people can experience when building.
My criterion was a builder who:
• Took personal responsibility
on a day to day basis,
• Would stand their ground with subcontract labour
• Had the financial capacity to complete the work
• Had the strength of character to see the project through
• Had an established reputation for producing a quality product
• Could work with my architect
• Could work with me
• Ran a safe site
We were referred to Mick Devlin
of Braeden Constructions by our close friends, themselves involved
in the building industry. They are particular by nature, and were
concerned that we achieved the outcome we wanted. They described
Mick Devlin as an “old style builder in a young builder’s body”.
We wanted a builder that didn’t take short cuts.
Braeden Constructions took on the project. The site at Peregian
Beach slopes steeply away from the road. It is the finest of sand
and involved massive excavation. An existing home had to be removed.
Access was only from the front of the block.
The construction, core filled concrete block, suspended slab over
5 levels required the expertise of a construction company more likely
to be operating in the commercial area rather than residential.
We needed a builder capable of this but one whose level of finish
far exceeded that of the standard commercial builder.
Having had a house previously in the street we wanted to keep disruption
and inconvenience to our neighbours to a minimum. This was to be
our home and our neighbours were our friends. The scale of the project,
handled incorrectly could have easily tested any relationship. We
did not consider this as an option.
Our experience with Braeden Constructions falls
into three broad categories The process Extra costs were minimal,
documented and without attempt to make additional margin above the
amount set in the contract.
We were kept informed but not pestered. We were involved to make
sure we got what we actually wanted rather than simply what we said.
Mick Devlin would opt for the harder road over the easy road if
the result was better. There was no attempt to save his cost to
maximise profit at the expense of quality.
At times, what I considered a good result, Mick considered not up
to standard. In one instance I complemented the finish of a difficult
plaster board curved wall. Mick said “I’m glad you’re pleased with
it but I’m not and it’s coming down on Monday.” Mick built according
to the Architects plan, did not second guess us or him, but did
contribute with excellent ideas as the home took shape. He was not
a detached project manager. Issues arose daily and were dealt with.
There was no abdication of responsibility.
Although, like everyone we wanted to move in
as soon as we could, we were happy with the time frame to build.
The criterion was to get it right first.
The experience Mick finished as he started. Straight up and down,
courteous, patient and always professional. There were no peaks
Like attracts like. Mick Devlin engages subcontractors that are
good people as well as being good at what they do. His employees
treated the project as though they were building their own home.
It was a pleasure to go on site, meet the workers and see the results.
The end result
We have a beautiful home. It looks great and functions perfectly.
It is a liveable home. From the swimming pool that surrounds the
lower level, the roof top terraces, the luxury of the bathrooms,
the style and functionality of the kitchen; it is everything we
wanted and a lot more. There was no “to do” list at the end. Things
were done right as they went. Be it cyclonic conditions or the still
of a hot summer day, we get great joy from our home In Summary There
are in a given market, at a given time very few exceptionally good
builders. Braeden Constructions is an exceptionally good builder.
If you are fortunate enough to have Braeden Constructions tender
on your project, I would without hesitation or equivocation say
that this is a company that deserves serious consideration.
Property and Land Investment Company
I have had dealings with
Braeden Constructions on an ongoing basis since 2002. I am continually
impressed with the professionalism and standards of Mick Devlin
and his team. From the outset of a project, Braeden Construction
is straightforward and credible with advice, costing estimates and
their assessment of their ability to deliver within desired time
frames. Their contractual and pricing structure is transparent and
competitive. Their commitment to a high quality outcome is uncompromising.
Mick’s ability to retain and manage some of the best sub contractors
in the industry results in a high quality, low stress outcome for
I consider one of the most
important factors in undertaking a construction project is to always
know where you stand in relation to key contractual and practical
aspects of the project. This is a strong suit of Braeden Constructions.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Braeden Constructions
for a major residential or a commercial project on the Sunshine
Coast. Mick’s stated goal is to continually strive to raise the
standards of building on the Coast. My opinion is that he has continually
achieved this goal.
Ian David, Director, Property and Land Investment
Graham and Lauren Dunn
Many thanks for the fine building you created for us at Noosaville
. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you on a demanding
build. Full credit to you and you crew, for the finished product
was exactly as we hoped for.
If in the future you ever require
a testimonial please do not hesitate to provide my phone number
to anyone seeking such . Once again many thanks for the fine work
and if you think of moving to Northern NSW please let me know .
Graham and Lauren Dunn
BARK DESIGN PTY LTD
When we visit the house, we
are reminded of what a magnificent job you have done in putting
it all together. We really appreciate your attention to detail,
quality of construction and your ongoing liaison with the clients
with regard to small items that have required attention. Thank
The house is due to be published
in the next issue of Houses magazine and also the Courier Mail,
Home magazine in June, so look out for it!
We realize you are busy building
now, as we are designing, but we look forward to working together
on another project in the future.
Stephen Guthrie and Lindy Atkin
For Bark Design Pty Lt
IDG – INTERLANDI DESIGN GOUP
Braeden Constructions have completed many projects
for IDG over recent years. These have ranged from modern inner-city
townhouses through to very large high quality homes.
IDG have been involved with Braeden Constructions
at design stage, working on construction issues and have found them
to be capable of resolving on-site problems effectively. They
have demonstrated a very high quality of building expertise and
prowess, in the site management, and in their delivery of a highly
satisfactory result for clients, within the required timeframe.
Braeden Constructions have maintained a successful
working relationship with IDG architects, and we would not hesitate
to recommend them as builders who can produce work of the highest
CLARKE HOPKINS AND CLARKE
Braeden Constructions is well
known in our office as they have recently completed three commercial
projects designed by our company. These include new offices
and main entrance extension to the Darebin Community Health Centre,
new Dental Clinic including four consulting rooms, reception, waiting
amenities with associated external car parking and landscaping and
an extension to the Eltham College Prep School.
Michael Devlin, as Managing
Director of Braeden Constructions, is very approachable and always
available to discuss the works or meet on site. His management
skills were clearly evident with his relationship and control of
the sub-contract workforce, contributing greatly to the success
of the projects. I found him to be straight forward, open
and honest to work with.
Constructions building works without exception were completed on
time and importantly within budget.
The Eltham College project in particular
had an extremely tight ‘holiday’ construction program that was achieved
much to the satisfaction of our client. They immediately attended
to any minor remaining items at practical completion and the end
of the defects liability period, which enabled a quick and easy
conclusion to the contracts. Should a variation arise during
constructions, Michael would call to advise of the situation and
follow through with reasonably priced quotations on only the legitimate
We would highly recommend Braeden Constructions
for the construction of domestic and commercial type projects.
CLARKE HOPKINS AND CLARKE
WINSTON GREEN DESIGN
Winston Green Design has engaged the services
of Braeden Constructions on a number of occasions over recent years
for the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and
We have found the company a very professional
organization to work with and their contract administration, workmanship
and site management has always been to the highest standards.
The company has consistently completed projects
on time and within budget. They have excellent client communication
skills and Architect/Builder communication skills.
We would have no hesitation in recommending
Braeden Constructions to carry out building and construction works
with an Architects office.
Alan W Green
OGILVY GROUP PTY LTD T/A THE GROOM ROOM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
you for the high quality workmanship you and your sub trades people
demonstrated during the construction and set up of this salon.
I feel that the “experience” of setting up this wonderful salon
was made so much easier and more enjoyable because you sourced good
ethical people to work along side you.
Tam and I appreciate the effort you went to,
regarding our dead lines and the fact that you managed to accommodate
our changing needs during the whole construction process with out
quibble and the “attitude” we have come to almost expect with trades
Thank you for consolidating all the trades
and negotiating discounts on our behalves. It made it easy
knowing I could order changes and felt comfortable in the knowledge
that you would negotiate the best deals and then consolidate it
all into one invoice for easy reconciliation.
Thank you again.
Gary and Tamara Ogilvy.
The groom room Noosaville.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank
you and your team for the recent completion of our building project
at 5 Frasco Court, Coolum.
We are thrilled with the finished product!!!!
From initial brief and quoting stage right
through to design and completion of construction we were very impressed
with your professionalism, knowledge input, leadership and commitment
to our end result.
We have been involved in a number of building
projects both residential and commercial of the last ten years and
without doubt rate our experience of building with Braeden Constructions
the smoothest and most enjoyable project to date.
Thank you also for your great project management
and communication skills. Hopefully you will be available for our
upcoming projects, which are in the design stages at the moment.
All the best to you and your team. Looking forward to working
with you in the future.
Eric and Roselys Blaich