- Verified customer
Do Not Engage With This Builder
We engaged with this builder over 2 years ago to build our home. We gave him the initial deposit (12k) to complete the planning and design work.
[name removed] dragged the planning and drawings on for approximately 10 months spinning off stories and lies on why there were delays.
[name removed] completed only 2.5K worth of the work, he then withdrew from completing the work and has not refunded the difference. [name removed] stated that 'other people owed him money' and that he used his account for all building work and he was having a c...ash flow issue. We have now found out that Pete actually owes these people and that he has done similar 'scams' to at least 5 other people. 12 months down the track we are now in court trying to recoup our costs. This builder is very dodgey. If you want to look for someone for renovations and building I would not go down this ave.
- Verified customer
Run Away - Buyer Beware!!
We engaged [name removed] to build our property on a 6 month contract. Nearly 3 years later we are finished and only after sacking him and getting in a new builder after 2 years of delays and an inability to complete.
Worse than the inability to complete a job in the time contracted was the poor workmanship. Our ensuite had to be pulled out and completely redone due to no waterproofing having been done, our deck (tiled) had to be pulled up and redone for the same reason, no flashings installed on windows.... On and on it went with 2 pages of...non compliant items identified by the building surveyor that I had to engage a new builder to fix and complete. And then there was the financial impact. At least an extra $70k impact to us to engage a new builder to fix and then finish. Multiple trades (plumber, electrician, kitchen, roofer, etc) that were not paid by [name removed] even though we had paid the full fit out and even part of the final bill. Disappointing for us with the delay and financial impact but even worse when the money you have paid doesn't even find its way through to those that have done work in good faith. We're not the only one, there are many others I hear the same or similar story from with [name removed]. Seriously, don't believe the lies he might try to spin, do yourself a massive favour and engage someone else. I honestly don't know how he can be allowed to continue to operate and can only assume its just a matter if time until he is not.
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