Clients: Ben and Melissa
Project: Freestanding House Renovation
Danny Broe Architect designed the renovation of our home at Megalong St, Leura, NSW and managed the build throughout 2011-2012.
The brief was to move family/ kitchen area to the North side of the house, an increase in thermal performance of the house and a general remodelling of the remaining rooms. 100% of rooms in the house were altered in some way including repositioning/ remodelling of 2 bathrooms, multiple skylights, internal and external painting, carpets, fireplaces, hydronic heating and extensive insulation.
We met with two other architects before choosing Danny and from the outset he approached the project in a collaborative way. During the design period Danny made numerous trips to Leura where the latest interpretation of our discussions was offered. The process was enjoyable for us and Danny showed a high degree of patience, this also involved approaches to various tradespeople and suppliers to ensure the best design solutions. Having spoken to friends who have used a draftsperson, we are extremely glad we made the decision to commission Danny as we are adamant that the result would have fallen far short of the fabulous home we now enjoy everyday. Danny's vision and foresight is now on show to everyone.
The detail involved in the designs and the final build spec was quite surprising to both of us and we were glad to have that level of planning to guide the build stage. Danny didn't leave anything to chance and would often contact us to ensure he had the correct details in the spec. All milestones were met in a timely manner and his office staff were helpful at all times.
We made the decision to allow Danny to manage the tender process and build because we knew we would not have the time. We have reflected on numerous occasions that we had made the correct decision and even if we had had the time, we would have Danny manage this process if we were to build again as his attention to detail, suggestions for overcoming problems and professional dealings with the building contractor were all invaluable contributions to the project.
Overall we found Danny's services to be of a very high standard and of very good value and we are appreciative of the extra effort (and hours) that Danny and his team put in to ensure the success of the project.
We are very pleased to be able to recommend Danny Broe Architect to you.
Ben and Melissa