What People Say About Cape Cod
A big thank you to everyone involved in the construction of our beautiful addition. It was the biggest leap we have ever made and we are very happy that we chose Cape Cod to create it.
From the beginning when we first met with Darek and he understood and planned exactly what we wanted, even though we did not have firm ideas, he took the main, most important parts to us and created a beautiful space that we love.
Dean was exceptional, always calm, always polite, always cheerful and always have an answer to our questions, some which may have been quite trivial, his ideas for the smaller touches are greatly appreciated as they made a huge difference to the final outcome. We appreciated all the contractors being mindful of keeping access available for our daughters wheelchair, they were all lovely.
Also a thank you to everyone in the office, always helpful and polite. Nothing too much trouble for anyone at Cape Cod. We are extremely happy with our “new” home!
A very big thank you to everyone involved, especially John who managed everything so smoothly and professionally. No detail was too small and no problem was insurmountable.
Very impressed with Paul in particular – who was just wonderful in working with us to achieve an outcome we desired. David was also great. Although living on site was a challenge – an overall positive experience with Cape Cod. Thanks!
We have already recommended Cape Cod to two families who came to me to ask me about my experience with Cape Cod and their service.
John the Electrician just came and fixed what was a simple solution to rectify the problem with the power point in our kitchen. Many thanks for arranging that for us. It again highlights to us what a great service Cape Cod supplies beyond the renovation work itself. It is such a smart way to approach your whole value proposition as it ensures I keep passing on the good word about our experience with Cape Cod. I have been somewhat restrained about my views until a reasonable amount of time passes but as we are now in our 5th year since the renovation I feel more comfortable to pass on the good word.
Terry & Dean were terrific to deal with. They are both experts in their profession and are a great asset to your organisation. I will keep recommending Cape Cod as you all do such an amazing job. Many thanks for creating a beautiful home for me!
Monica and I just wanted to let you and the team at Cape Cod know that the whole experience with the company has been a very smooth and low stress project. We had not done a renovation before and right from the outset, it was made clear to us how the process would work and what the likely costing’s would be. That’s not to say that we didn’t “up the ante” from time to time with a number of variations to finishes etc. but all in all it essentially went to plan in every sense.
Mark was very helpful in the early stages with drawings and suggestions for design etc. and then when the building work got started, it was all done with our comfort in mind. And it was really interesting to see the work at its various stages and what that meant for our old house and the beginnings of our new home.
John started the building supervision process but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances was not able to complete it. That’s where Dean stepped in and did a fantastic job. He is a really nice bloke, easy to talk to and to get hold of when you need to, and has a very good eye for detail. It was thanks to him stepping in that things didn’t go pear shaped. A few issues arose along the way but we were always able to work out a mutually acceptable solution, with a minimum of fuss and stress. The painting was the funniest as we ended up with the house having to be repainted right through because of a colour mix up, but now it looks great and everyone (and I mean everyone) that’s been through the house has commented on it and said that they love the look of it. People in the street have even commented how great the house looks.
Monica and I especially love the balcony at the front of the house. Because of council regulations we had to forsake a ½ metre of depth in the front room upstairs but we regained it on the balcony and we have to thank our whingeing/complaining neighbours for their objection that ultimately led to the council requiring that variation to the plans. We now have views of Bondi Junction and the city (the Westfield Tower) and we’re just waiting to see if we can see the fireworks for NYE!!!!
All in all the addition has turned out to be a really good idea for our family in terms of space but also in terms of capital gain. The extra rooms have added real value to the property for the future. Monica and I want to thank all of the contractors on the job for their professionalism and care and to let you know that we would have no hesitation in recommending Cape Cod to any of our friends contemplating renovations or additions.
We were very happy with Cape Cod and would recommend them highly!
Wonderful company to work with. Dean is just the best!! Looking forward to completion and enjoying our home. Thank you!
By way of history, we first were introduced to Cape Cod when living in Bondi a few years ago, and we observed a number of projects that your team were involved with. When we started talking about the merits of “going up” in our place, it made sense to give your office a call, and we are so glad that we did.
Our project is all but complete, and may I say that we are absolutely thrilled with the final outcome. We have to pinch ourselves that we are now living in this magnificent, Hamptons-inspired home, and that Cape Cod helped realise this dream.
Every interaction we had with a Cape Cod employee or consultant was a positive one, and the project ran seamlessly from our first meeting with Darek, to the DA Process, to Contract Stage and then to final / Practical Completion.
Darek was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We just clicked with Darek from our very first meeting. He listened carefully to our requirements, offered suggestions and recommendations when asked, and came back with an outstanding design that hit the mark straight up. He obviously has a wealth of experience, and this showed as he carefully steered us through the sales process, and at all times made us feel comfortable and informed. We have received so many compliments on the design, and just how seamless is the integration from the original single storey bungalow, to our new double storey home.
As regards the construction management process, we were very fortunate to have had Dean assigned to our project. Put simply, I can’t speak highly enough of Dean. He was professional, courteous, respectful and knowledgeable. He always managed to respond to my (many) emails, texts and phone calls in a timely manner, and never ever got flustered. Despite the number of projects he was managing, he always made us feel like we were his only client and that says a lot about his organisational skills. When we were told a certain trade or subcontractor was to be on site, they always arrived on time, dressed in uniform, were well briefed, and just got on with it.
Dean obviously has a strong work ethic. He was onsite almost daily overseeing the works, and ensuring those works were completed to exacting standards. It is clear he has a lot of pride in what he does, and this was evident from the way he conducted himself each and every day.
We have received so many compliments from neighbours and people passing by, all of whom have congratulated us on the design, and most are in awe of just how quickly it all went up! We completed well ahead of schedule, and on budget.
It really was an absolute privilege to work with your team, and I can only hope they enjoyed working on our home, as much as we enjoyed working with each of them. I wish Cape Cod all the very best in the future, and we would be very pleased to open our home to prospective Cape Cod clients in the future, and would have no hesitation in using your company again for future building projects.
Gary and Dean were always approachable and willing to accommodate our requests. The transition between the different tradespeople was efficient and seamless. We have had many positive comments from our neighbours and passers-by about the work done and we have happily recommended Cape Cod to them. The finished result has given us our ‘dream home’ !
Thank you for the quick turnaround and service on our Maintenance request. Once again Cape Cod has outperformed our expectations.
Just a quick note to let you know that Geoff did an excellent job on fixing our maintenance issue, as he always does! Geoff is an absolute gentleman, as well as having fantastic skills and it is always an absolute pleasure when he comes around! As Anna said, Cape Cod are always fantastic to deal with! We never lose a chance to highly praise Cape Cod with any of our friends or acquaintances considering a reno.
It was a pleasure working with John on our project. He kept everything moving along and stress free.
You will undoubtedly not recall a conversation we had mid-way through last year. I had called you as I was wavering regarding signing our building contract. This was due to the uncertainty around getting the build completed in time for Christmas. When we spoke you mentioned how important the Cape Cod brand was to you and that you felt confident that the house would be liveable by Christmas if not complete and we should be able to move back in. It was the importance you placed on brand as well as the conversations we had with others in the area that had used Cape Cod that convinced us that our tight time frame could be achieved.
We moved into our house a week before Christmas with all but a few minor items outstanding. We have now had a month in the house and the whole family loves it. The build went as painlessly as any build can, which has a lot to do with the fantastic team from Cape Cod lead by John. We have now joined the underground army of Eastern Suburbs advocates for Cape Cod. My wife, who managed the build from our end, could not praise John and the team more. Their attention to detail and assistance in managing the build to budget was a great relief.
I’d like to express my congratulations to you and the Cape Cod team in delivering a quality product that significantly reduces the stress during a challenging time for any family.