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Went like clockwork Not a problem
I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to all at SJD for completing my home with enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to detail. I built a modified Arlington. My consultant Colette was perfect for me. She was contactable whenever i wanted advice and she made the modification to the design to meet my needs. Colette made many suggestions that I would never have thought of. She made my home perfect for me. I will miss my coffee and Tim Tams.
Supervisor Brad is a perfectionist. The house during construction was amazing. No mess on si...
Thank you SJD Team
Sjd homes did a great job managing our build during the Covid period
Though it took longer than initially anticipated to start the job , the actual building process was smooth and very well managed by the friendly approachable Site Manager James who sent us photos and kept us posted and went above and beyond to allow access for inspections at convenient times when requested .
The initial plan was also modified by the Sales Consultant Doreen to suit our requirements for having a 4 bedroom home on a smaller block
The finer finishing details before the handover was done with minute attention to detail by Site Supervisor
Overall a seamless experience
A dream home
We would like to say a very big thank you to SJD, for building for us, the most beautiful house in the world.
Special gratitude to Kevin Pearson, for designing, architecture and for being very patient and co operative with all our queries, to Rod for all the advice and help and to Andy Cipriani, for a seamless and stress free build, also to Andy, for always being available and solving all issues promptly and effectively. We are so happy and everybody who has seen our house, says it is the most beautiful house in the whole estate.
THANK YOU SJD..........
Amit and Zillah Paul
“DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE”
This was our 4th time building. We knew exactly what we wanted and SJD DELIVERED 100% ++++!!
To Mark Whitney ,(where our journey began) Thankyou for your wonderful knowledge and advice, communication and patience. You made the transition from start to build commencement an absolute breeze. Excellent customer service.
To Leah, thanks for helping fit the final pieces to the puzzle in our bathrooms,
Colour selection was what it should be, exciting and fun.
To the office girls, thanks for being so great to deal with, ...
Built our perfect house
Everything was an absolute dream from start to finish. From day one we had great help with choosing our house right the way through to pouring the slab and then all the way through to lock up and getting our keys. I will recommend Sjd to any body that asks. So very happy with our home
Our retirement home
Spent a lot of time looking at different Display homes, but we just kept coming back to the SJD Caversham Mk4, so after talking to Sue at the display village we were hooked. The home is everything my husband and I wanted for our retirement.
It was done without a worry in the world, even though our poor project manager had an accident . I’d like to thank Sue for her friendly and professionalism in setting the plans etc up. Scott for looking after the build, and SJD Homes for building such a lovely display home for me to copy. I highly recommend SJD Homes there basic inclusions, means not much up grading which saves in coat
Beautiful affordable home
I am very happy with my new home. SJD was recommended to me as an affordable way to do a change over in the same area. Katherine was the first person I saw and she was extremely helpful and patient able to make many changes for me. Next was Leah who helped me with the very daunting task of picking materials and colour schemes Once everything was decided I signed the contract. Now for the wait to start building. Kim was my supervisor nothing was too much trouble he was always available for questions or possible concerns. He kept the build flow...ing smoothly and kept me informed regarding scheduling and progress. The hand over was late January and now I have been busy getting everything sorted. I love my home and am very grateful for the effort and care that was taken to provide me with a lovely home
Best house ever !
We recently purchased this SJD home and it is without doubt the best house we’ve lived in and we’ll be here forever. It’s such an easy house to live in, The Sandpiper is an excellent design and has numerous eco-friendly features such as rain-water tanks, solar panels, thermal mass internally to keep the house at a nice temperature. Lou from SJD Homes was an excellent consultant, nothing was a problem for him. The company owner, Simon, dropped by to make sure we were happy with everything. We have no hesitation in recommending SJD, very easy to deal with before and after our purchase. Very happy.
Home built to suit my family
SJD were great I can not speak highly enough about our site manager A1 service and fantastic to work with . We had a few miner hiccups through out our build due to miscommunication from sales but he was onto it straight away and made us feel very reassured and at ease & everything turned out perfectly very highly recommended site manager⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Workmanship was good just a few miner issues to be reviewed. Our final cost was spot on , no hidden extras. I would definitely recommend SJD but I would advise to talk to your site manager with all things discussed at sales . Thank you SJD we love our new home .
Service- Above and beyond
From the moment we walked into Philippa’s office back in 2018 to Scott’s handover of our home, the journey was a smooth sailing one.
Words can’t express how grateful we are for guiding to achieve our first home here in Australia. You guys are amazing at what you do.
SJD your reputation of excellence and amazing customer service for every step of the journey is above and beyond. Our family highly recommends you!
My First Home
At every step SJD made my experience of building my first home a smooth one (particularly considering the circumstances of the world during 2020).
Colette was happy to answer the many questions I had and was always so polite and understanding.
When the build commenced Brad my building supervisor shared the same excitement I had from the site cut to handing over the keys.
I would be happy to recommend anyone planning on building to go through SJD.
They made our dream a reality
After an extremely traumatic and expensive muck around from another builder SJD were amazing to deal with from the start the sales consultant Colette was a pleasure to work with nothing was ever a bother her pleasant cheerful nature made our journey a true joy, the team at SJD head office knew what they were talking about we had a difficult site and they came up with our dream home we could not be happier with , Brad the site manager was the most down to earth easy to talk to man you could meet his communication was exceptional he was genuinely...as excited as we were for every stage you can tell he has a passion for his job, our home is a true dream come true we love everything about it there are not enough words in the English language to express how truly appreciative we are to SJD homes
Our Perfect Home!
From the day we walked into the display that would eventually would build, the team at SJD Homes has been amazing.
Mark Whitney made the whole process prior to build seamless and was always available to answer questions. His knowledge of the building process was great and he gave plenty tips and advise to help us along the way.
The process of choosing our colours was a piece of cake with the expert advise from Leah mading it even easier. The Team in the ordering department did fabulous ensuring there were no hold ups and everything was ordere...
From a very start Rachel( designer/consultant) was great help with all the colours and design .She did amazing job!
But the biggest thank you goes to supervisor Brad Little who made sure our new home is perfect .He was always keeping us informed every step of the way and ensured that this journey is enjoyable.
Thank you Brad!
Amazing team at SJD
From when we walked in the door to the contract stage, the colour appointment and all through to our final build inspection we’ve had the best experience from SJD. Extremely friendly, attention to detail and just down to earth approach to real customer service. Amazing value for what you get in your inclusions and packages. They are very flexible with changes. We’ve built 3 times now and SJD are by far the best we’ve dealt with. Thank you for the amazing team at SJD. We can’t wait to move into our beautiful new home.
Our perfect home
From our first visit to SJD Homes displays to the completion of our new home has been a pleasurable journey.
Our first contact was Rachel, she guided us through the planning stage to contract stage. Her knowledge of all aspects of the building process and products was amazing.
She was always friendly and helpful making the planning of our new home smooth and painless.
Our next stage was the building and we were very grateful to have James as our project manager.
We only met James once at the start and then Covid 19 sent us all into lockdown.
All around excellence - great builder and great company
Built a house in 2020 with SJD. Really impressive from start to finish. Megan in the design & contract stage was friendly, relaxed and knows her stuff. Scott kept us well informed, provided insight & options where required and was great to work with. And James was a delight in the wrap up stage.
All around SJD are a really impressive smaller builder in outer east Melbourne. Do yourself a favour and give them a go. You will find a personalised journey, with flexibility and friendliness you won't get elsewhere.
Excellent customer service
SJD homes are well designed and the inclusions are great. We were considering a few other builders but the distinctive difference is their customer service. Nathan at SJD makes the process a lot easier than it could have been. He helps you out where he can and responds to inquiries very soon. Thanks Nathan, we are looking forward to building our first home mid next year
THANK YOU ON OUR NEW HOME
To whom this may concern
On behalf of my wife and I , we both would like to pass on our appreciation on your outstanding service SJD Homes
Looking for a building company and house design was very stressful as so many options to choose from
When my wife went to one of your display homes the staff was fantastic unfortunately this wasn’t the house for us <Sorry >
But your staff sat with my wife and listened what we wanted and what we were looking for
They advised us they had a display home in Clyde which they thought we would like, My wife d...
Supplied everything in the contract
We purchased a turn key package. While the design discussion period agent promised us a pergola concrete and it was added in the house plan as "the concrete by the contractor". It was there from the beginning till the last plan we agreed. When we get the detail contract a $1000.00 added for the concrete. When we ask from the agent she told that did not promised it for free. We pointed out the drawings and after 5 times revised it was there as "the concrete by the contractor". She replied it as a printing mistake. So we contacted the head of th...e customer service department of SJD and he is so good and helpful. He added it back as by the contractor. Shane was the supervisor who is good and attention to detail finished the house on time. Even after handing over we had some minor issues in painting and toilet. Shane contacted the relevant people and fixed it nicely. Need to mention about the paint and carpentry minor repair person in SJD. His name is Guy. He and his men did really good job in painting and fixing other small issues. Finally it is a nice place to live!
Questions & Answers
Hi, just wondering whether the SJD will change the size of the building to our choice. I like one display house it's 33 squares fits lot size 16x32. But I have 16x28 lot. So want to know whether they can change the size. Thanks
You will be surprised at what they can do, and they’re pretty good with adjusting and customising to your needs. Our house was made a little bigger than off the plan. Good luck!
Thanks for your reply. Will try them.
Hi Chitra, we can definitely alter plans and will work with your block to achieve the results you are after.
Im in WA. Do you guys only build house or also help with the purchase of land? I am a first home buyer, Wondering if I have to purchase the land separately and hire a builder to build my house or both can be done together by the builder? Also with the land, can I choose my own or does it have to be the ones offered by the builder? Also the whole interiors and material that goes into the house can be freely chosen by the client or need to stick to options offered by builder? I really don't like the modern Australian homes I come across everyday, I want my house to have more stones and woods included and less glasses and steels that makes the house cheap and unnatural and tacky. I am dreaming of a small two storey house. Thank you.
Hi Kinz, if you are looking to build in WA, I'm sorry, we cannot help you. We only build in the SE suburbs of Melbourne.
Sorry should read Do SJD charge more to build in Wonthaggi
I don't know mate, but we had to, because we are close to their outer boundaries. Try Leigh Shoebridge from sales, he has a simple sheet that tells you exactly what the premiums are, if there's any at all...good luck
Yes SJD have metropolitan, region 1 and region 2 pricing, Corinella is Region1 (that’s where we built) I think Wonthaggi fell into Region 2.. I did play around on their website and the pricing with regions was on there in 2018 we then met with Leigh Shoebridge went over the plans, elevations, pricing etc. He is very thorough and patient. Our build went quite smoothly, not overly impressed with the plumber though (has attitude and won’t admit fault - little like Dan Andrews). Build completed inside of time frames & no price shock. Customer Service and site supervisor “great”.. all the best
SJD Homes Services
- Both new home building and house and land package services are provided, offering a variety of designs, house sizes, floorplans and facades.
- Display homes can be visited in several locations across South Melbourne, allowing you to find inspiration for a new home.
- SJD Homes is a Greensmart builder, meaning it’s responsible for creating environmentally sustainable houses. Its Z-range display home is a particularly sustainable pick, due to its energy efficient design and low carbon footprint.
Points of praise for SJD Homes:
- Several reviewers were grateful for the incredible support they received from SJD Homes staff throughout the building process. Staff displayed a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the building process, and their personal and prompt service was greatly appreciated.
- SJD staff showed a good responsiveness to any issues that arose, resolving them in a timely manner and communicating changes to home builders effectively
- The build quality of houses was sound, with many reviewers being more than happy with the final product.
As the ProductReview Award-winner for Best Home Builders in Melbourne and Victoria for both 2019 and 2021, SJD Homes has certainly earned its home building cred. It particularly excelled in the areas of: transparency regarding business practices, and timeliness in completing building projects.
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