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Our perfect first home
Building our first home with SJD was great experience.
Doreen guided us through the plans and showed the various upgrade options. She helped us in getting the plans altered based on the land size and the developer guidelines. With effective communication, she got all the drawings ready as part of the financial contract for our loan application on time.
Had to do a few alterations after multiple discussions over the phone as the lockdown had made it impossible to have face to face consultations and to get it right the first time.
There were ...some delays due to lockdown with the colour consultations which in turn impacted the construction start date, but Doreen ensured that we got all the possible options to select for the colours before the colour studio was opened back. The initial estimation of the upgrades were reduced in the final contract as a variation, once the colour consultation was completed. Scott was the supervisor allocated to the work and he guided through each phase of the construction work. He has been a great support for us and made himself readily available whenever I requested to meet him. He ensured we got a copy of the survey reports and communicated with us about defects that got picked up by the surveyor and the plan to fix them. The build quality was top notch and whenever we raised concerns, Scott ensured that is resolved as soon as possible.
A great building experience
SJD made our investment property build a dream. Everything was so smooth from the beginning to the handover. James was brilliant and we could not fault him. He kept us updated regularly and always made us feel we could ask anything. We were sent photos of the build at each stage. We would absolutely build another house through SJD again.
Best experience ever building with sjd such an easy process from start to finish. Always contacted and kept upto date throughout the whole process from our amazing site supervisor Matt was an absolute pleasure work with him. Would recommend sjd to anybody and will definitely look at building with them again in the future. Just like to say a big thankyou to everyone involved in building our house from office staff to site supervisor.
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Our dream home
We'd like to start off with a list of thanks, 1st to Mark who was our build consultant, being the initial face of SJD he made a fabulous impression,his expertise was invaluable, then Leah who made colour selection delightful and bought the best out of our ideas, Matt our building supervisor, who made our build seem effortless and was always contactable to explain any questions, he's a wonderful new asset to SJD and of course to the rest of the trades, we have built before and by far this has been such a positive experience, can't recommend SJD highly enough
A great experience building our dream home
Fantastic quality, great customer service. From start to finish SJD were brilliant to deal with. They were very accomodating to our needs, had a lot of great inclusions and the quality of their houses was fantastic compared to other builders. Our build consultant Megan Barton and site supervisor Mark Harrison, went above and beyond to ensure everything was completed in time. Nothing was too hard or too much trouble. Thank you for building our dream house for our growing family.
We would highly recommend SJD and would definitely build with them again.
Thank you for the FANTASTIC Home and Experience..
Top Job. Excellent Quality. Great process flow, easy to keep up. On the ball. Mark Whitney and Tim O'Shea were fantastic every step of the way. Kudos to everyone in the background as well. I would definitely recommend them to one and all. Great job guys, keep up the good work.
A great experience building the perfect home
From start to finish the team were fantastic at helping us build our first home. Kathryn ensured that we were getting everything we wanted and even assisted to find the perfect block. During the build our site supervisor Kim was a true professional and kept us constantly up do date on progress throughout the build. Kim was understanding of our needs and assisted with all additions and alterations. The final product was exactly what we had imagined and the entire experience was as stress free as possible. I would highly recommend the team from SJD to anyone looking to build a quality home. Thank you SJD for making our dream come true.
Wonderful experience from start to finish
We are extremely pleased with our new home built by SJD
From our initial consult with Sue from the Sales team who went out of her way to accommodate the design changes we wanted to make to the standard designs, through to the final costing, we felt comfortable and not at all pressured to finalize our contract.
The next step of selecting the fixtures/fittings and colours was a very pleasant experience and the consultants were extremely helpful making great suggestions along the way. We are thrilled with final outcome of these selections and im...
Amazing experience with SJD Homes!
We have just moved into our beautiful new home built by SJD homes and it has been an absolute breeze from start to finish. This was our first new home build and we started this process while living in Melbourne in 2020 in lockdown and not able to leave our home to go look at anything to choose colors etc. We had not even seen our block of land! Kathryn at the Wonthaggi office spent countless hours walking through every decision with us and went above and beyond in her role to make sure we were happy and had made the right choice. We really felt...we had someone on our side in a situation that was unfamiliar and daunting. Leah was able to help us choose colors and make suggestions and spent a LONG time on the phone back and forth to make sure everything was right, also sending countless emails with photos of colors and appliances etc. Everyone at SJD went the extra mile to accommodate us in a tricky situation. Despite Covid and lockdowns, our house was built in 6 months from site prep to handover. It was an incredible achievement! Hearing from the locals in the area, we honestly felt like we had hit the jackpot with Kim our site supervisor. He communicated regularly with us, sent us emails with photos of our build and answered questions promptly. At our final walkthrough I brought along a friend who had been involved in inspections and the building industry for many years and he struggled to find anything wrong with the whole house and said it was one of the best builds he had ever walked through. Kim built our home as if it were his own and we are so impressed with the outcome! Our friends and family are so impressed with the finish of the house and are shocked at the standard inclusions in the house that cost $$$ with other builders. Keep up the amazing work SJD Homes!
Excellent and Committed Service
For our first time building we we're not sure what to expect but SJD could not have made the process any easier for us! Kathryn our Sales Consultant was amazing from start to finish. From design aspects of our build, to colour choices, to even helping us organise the purchase of our land, Kathryn was professional and dedicated from the outset, with no question left unanswered or no request to difficult, working with us to design our dream home. Kim our build supervisor was amazing from start to finish. He truly went above and beyond to help us ...and explain each stage of the build process as it unfolded. He made us feel happy and comfortable in contacting him with any questions or concerns we may have had and did all he could to accommodate our thoughts and ideas whilst constantly remaining professional, respectful and reliable. He alleviated all our stresses and made our first build an exciting and enjoyable experience. We would not hesitate to recommend SJD to others and plan to continue working with them in the future.
A Great House And A Great Experience
We are very happy that we chose SJD for our build. From the outset our sales consultant Kathryn put us at ease, explained the process clearly and dealt with all our questions efficiently and honestly. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with.
A to the build itself we were prepared for some issues but surprisingly none eventuated. Kim the site supervisor was very easy to deal with and was always available to answer and patiently explain any questions we had.
Overall we are convinced we made the right choice in selecting SJD to build our home. We cannot fault their approach and care for the quality and standard of their workmanship.
We would recommend SJD without hesitation,
A wonderful building experience
From the beginning, my project with SJD has been wonderful. Upon first meeting my sales consultant Kathryn, I found her to be thorough and heartfelt in her approach. She worked with me to achieve the best outcome for my family, and within my budget and planned a wonderful house on quite a difficult block. The planning process was not an easy one (other larger volume builders had said they wouldn’t build on my block) but the team really worked hard for me to build me a home!
My building supervisor Kim was there for me the whole way, he talked me...
I love SJD, the best builder in southeast Melbourne, my lifetime builder
The quality of the work is perfect, best of the best, customer services 100% building consultant was amazing, that guy (mark Whitney) my building consultant he is amazing person very professional, kind, and helpful, SJD should proud of that building consultant, if I build 10 houses I build with SJD
Great build, Great Experience
We are so happy with our whole build experience from SJD. Sales consultant went above & beyond in helping with getting our block infrastructure ready for the build. We were very impressed that we had all local tradespersons used during construction, great to see frame built on site too. The finishings have come up a treat. We have built before & therefore knew what to look for. We cannot fault the staff of SJD & workmanship that was involved in the building of our new home. Thank you to all, especially our sales consultant & Project manager.
Couldn't be happier
I can't recommend SJD enough. Right from our first meeting, they listened to what we were after and provided top quality service throughout the whole build. The quality of our home is incredible and we could not imagine building with any other company. It has been such a positive experience. I want to make a special mention to Kim O'Connor who went above and beyond our expectations to produce us an amazing home. We are so thankful for all he has done for us and he would be one of the main reasons we would build with SJD again. Thank you Kim and all the staff at SJD Homes!
Top after sales service.
We purchased a property that had a 2 year old SJD home already built which we absolutely love by the way.
We have lived in the house for approximately 3 years and through some recent storms we found that there was water running in to our eves. I rang the maintenance department and sent a video and they sent out a roof plumber who identified a broken tile causing the issue which he replaced while on site and fixed the issue.
We also had a creaked tap in the buffet which we had just been putting up with but used this opportunity to ...
Stress Free Experience
We chose SJD for our first home and so glad we did, from start to finish we had a stress-free experience. We are happy with the overall build quality. I would like to thank whole SJD team and especially Jean, Amy, Aaron. We definitely recommend SJD Homes to my family and friends. Thanks once again for building my dream home. All the best.
Couldn't be happier with SJD and my new home
I was recommended SJD by a friend after I had already signed with a bigger building company. I decided to have a meeting with them as my friend told me that they could not be beat. I was referred to Megan who very quickly made my decision to leave the other company very easy. Megan told me why SJD was better than the company I was going with (and other large companies) without defaming them, and it boils down to two major takeaways for me.
One being that Megan was with us from the day we met her, all the way until after we had our house keys. ...Having one person that puts so much effort and time into knowing you and knowing your house was amazing. When we had problems arise, she was always a call away and would go above and beyond to help us with our problems when needed. She saved me many tears and headaches. The second major thing is that SJD’s standard inclusions are fantastic. We were blown away by the colour selection and seeing how many things were included without upgrading was refreshing. The other company had a choice between two red bricks, for example, and everything other than that was an upgrade that came with a hefty price tag. The whole team at SJD were so lovely and willing to travel to come to us or meet outside of regular office hours. Kim was our site supervisor and he did a good job but the best thing about their site supervisors is that even months after handover I can call if I have a question or need something looked at. No new house is going to have no flaws, and the minor flaws we’ve come across have been attended to quickly and professionally. I don’t know how well other companies deal with issues after handover, but SJD has really impressed me with their assistance. All in all, SJD has been a fantastic company and I will recommend them to everyone that asks. Thanks so much guys for all your help, we are loving living in our new home.
A 12 month journey from land purchase to completion, made so much easier with the help and advice provided by Sue and Bec from SJD Homes. From the early stages of ideas to the latter stages of final decisions there was never any pressure or salesmen tactics. It was all about what was best for me and how we could make it work.
Once the build began we entered a stage of complete mystery with no one knowing the effect that Covid19 would have on supplies / labour etc. James, my Supervisor, was all over any problems or possible delays and kept me fu...
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
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