Could not fault Hotondo Homes Torquay on their desire to accomodate all of our desires and needs within a budget.
Design and overall heating and cooling options were fully considered before construction. Construction was timely with consultation on every step of the process. The trades people, from electricians, plumbers, carpenters, tilers and painters, to site managers, were efficient professional and prompt in their service.
Costs were maintained to acceptable levels and now after some time in the house, so many of their suggestions regarding windows and climate control proved to be correct.
Great build on a difficult block
We built a double storey investment property on a small 230sq block. From the initial planning through the hand over the process was enjoyable and easy. We worked with the team to come up with a design that maximized use of the block and still allowed for a comfortable house. Our house was completed on budget and on time. We are currently going through the process of building our second, forever home with them. We would highly recommend using the team at Torquay Hotondo Homes.
We built our first home with Hotondo Torquay (PJ Scott builders) in 2017.
Overall, the experience was a really positive one with the end result being a beautiful home with great workmanship. Peter was able to modify an existing floor plan to suit our vision perfectly, and took the time to design a custom facade that was exactly what we were after. The selections team were friendly and helpful, and we were impressed with their flexibility around meeting times. We would like to make particular mention of our building supervisor Grant who was OUTSTANDING throughout the entire process. His excellent communication and attention to detail made everything so stress-free, and we really felt as if he had our best interests at heart the whole way along.
A few areas for improvement would be to have greater clarity in the pricing, particularly when making building design modifications and chopping and changing between selection options. We probably made this process fairly difficult with the amount of changes we asked for, but still felt a little confused at times with how pricing was worked out. This is not a criticism of anyone in particular, but possibly the processes in place. There were also a few fairly average products that could be taken off the selections list which we have already raised.
A big thank-you to the team at Hotondo Torquay - we love our new home and have already recommended you to our friends.
Cheers, Ryan & Caitlin
Can't stress how much we love this house
We built with Hortondo Torquay ( PJ Scott builders), after going through all the display homes and realising that nothing fit our needs and no one was interested in customising enough to accommodate us. We obviously check the reviews for PJ scott and found that they provide outstanding results and customer service, so we decided to build with them. During the build we lived an hour away, but received updates and photos often, they finished ahead of time and the quality was 5 stars. We got the exact build we wanted, right down to the kitchen sink that we we're very picky on and surveillance system that we provided and we were helped by the designer the whole time to stay on budget. There were only minor defects, that Hortondo picked up before we did an addressed promptly and 5 months in, everyday one of us mentions how much we love this house. After seeing some of the neighbours homes and getting feedback on their experiences, I am so glad we built with these guys.
Exceptional house from a professional team
From the minute we walked in to the office to handover, we not only received our dream home but we were able to enjoy the building process thanks to such a professional team at Hotondo Torquay. The whole process was enjoyable from the beginning, Peter designed a custom house that exceeded our expectations, he was happy to listen to our ideas but also use his experience to suggest other options that resulted in cleverly utilizing the space we had to work with. Darren, our foreman and his team executed the build to perfectly. Darren was also happy to suggest changes to the build to make the house the best it could be, any hiccups were dealt with efficiently and nothing was ever a problem.The trades used in the build were always of a very high standard.
We were made to feel very welcome at the office and the team there were very helpful and professional in assisting us making the right decisions during the whole process.
The final product is an exceptional home and the quality of the workmanship is second to none. We would be happy to recommend Hotondo Torquay to anyone and will definitely build with them again in the future.
Geelong Building Solutions made our dream house a reality!
Right from the first moment we produced the hand sketched design of our ideal dream home, Aaron and his team went out of their way to demonstrate what would be achievable, what could be accomplished within budget and how we could add individuality to our design. A straight and honest approach immediately made us feel that our home could look the way we wanted it to and not just become a 'volume builder' looking product. The process of selecting colours, getting to contract and making small changes before signing meant that we all knew what to expect with the build. Drawings were produced and we began to visualise the end product. Our house began construction in April this year and we have been in our home for just over three weeks now - we couldn't be happier! Our site supervisors (Matt & Wes), kept on top of everything, maintained regular contact and answered every question we had with speed and efficiency. The whole process was surprisingly stress free, easy and enjoyable. If we ever decide to experience house building again we would jump at using Geelong Building Solutions and would highly recommend these guys to any of our friends and/or colleagues.
Excellent customer service
PJ Scott at Hotondo Homes Torquay were amazing! Every step of the build process, from start to finish, was managed by excellent staff who were committed to superior customer service. As each stage finished and a new person was delegated to head the process, be it the design, selections or the site manager, all staff involved were consistent in listening to their client and answering endless questions, meeting agreed deadlines, providing expert advice and just general care and commitment to the product they provide. I felt considered at all stages, and respected, even though my project with them was on the smaller/budget side. I would not hesitate in recommending them if you wish to build with people who treat you as a person and not just a build contract. The staff are lovely and friendly, and the end product/quality was excellent!
Bec and Tim
Terrific experience with Hotondo Ocean Grove
We built our first house with Hotondo Ocean Grove and we couldn't have hoped for a better experience. Throughout the whole process - from modifying the house design, to advice choosing fittings, answering queries and quickly organising alterations throughout the build - the team were both professional and thoughtful. We are especially grateful to Nick, Allie, Aaron and Aleesha for helping us stick within our budget and are very happy with the end result. The finishes inside and outside are superb. We highly recommend Hotondo Homes Ocean Grove, especially for building your first house. The support was great. Thanks Hotondo!
Duckling to Swan
Delighted with the quality of finish of works and the overall result of our renovation project. Importantly the company operated in an inclusive and collaborative manner which allowed us a sense of involvement and participation throughout the process.
Professional, communicative and competent organization in all aspects of our interactions from design stage through construction to handover. No hesitation in recommending.
Hotondo Torquay (Baines Cres) Brilliant Team - quality, price and timing!
The team at Hotondo were fantastic all the way through - during the design phase, both Peter's were very conscious of our requirements from the dwelling but also our budget. They worked very hard to ensure we got a fantastic dwelling aesthetically, quality finishes, comfortable and on budget! Site management was great, the house was ready 3 weeks early! Any issues were promptly resolved through Darren (project) manager and Peter (architect) with ready communication throughout. Final presentation was excellent with nice finishing touches.
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