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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.
Mick initially 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 was exemplary.
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 dealt with.
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."
Brian and Dotty Knott
"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 result.
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
Mike and Sim Burgess
"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 Mick's ability.
Sim and I are proud to own a home that Mick built."
Mike and Sim Burgess
Greg & Cheryl O’Neill
"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 built home.
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 order.
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
Sean and Pam Cunningham
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 and troughs.
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 the client.
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 Company
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 you.
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 Ltd
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 quality.
CLARKE HOPKINS AND CLARKE ARCHITECTS
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.
Braeden 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 claims.
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 institutional projects.
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
Gary and Tamara
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 people.
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 .
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