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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!
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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!
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Highly recommend. Great expeience end to end.
The moment we walked into the SJD display home we knew this was the one, but this is always the easy part! The scariest part about a new build is always the administration and service side of the process. That's when Kevin our sales consultant and Shane our building supervisor exceeded our expectations. Being our second build we were quite particular and fussy about certain parts of the build and I'm sure we we're painful at times, but absolutely nothing was too much for them. We also appreciated their honesty of when our request sounded good i...n theory, but they explain practicality and functionality wich we would have regretted later when it's too late. We've settled in well now and couldn't be happier. Even well after the build Shane is still supporting us by putting us in contact with their subcontractors to help build our outdoor kitchen and landscaping. Would highly recommend to anyone and would not hesitate to build with them for the next one. Thanks SJD Homes
Our new house
SJD home has provided attention into detail and customer satisfaction also communication. Through out the journey Kathryn and our site supervisor Kim has been fantastic in all areas and SJD homes should be proud to have them as a part of their team. Furthermore the volume build process has amazed us how well articulated it had become and we would recommend SJD homes to anyone..
Thank you once again to be a part of our dream
Liya and Bibin
A Seamless Build
From the moment we met Kathryn we were sold on SJD as a company. We were confident it would be a seamless journey and our expectations were well and truly exceeded. Kathryn was professional, flexible and genuine in wanting to create our dream home. From there we met Kim, our site supervisor. Kim was knowledgeable, approachable and so easy to communicate with. As first home builders we were nervous to start this process, but both Kim and Kathryn reassured us every step of the way. Many family and friends have now walked through our beautiful ho...me and have been so impressed with the quality and functionality of our home. Having heard of horror stories with volume builders, we can honestly say we made the best decision building with SJD. We have already recommended them to many and we would not hesitate to build with them again.
Review of post construction of our house
Throughout the build ,[name removed], the site supervisor, was approachable .He is a outstanding person.We could even contact [name removed] one & half year after hand over & was happy to help us out. The build itself went along smoothly ,thanks to [name removed] help. [name removed] answered or return our call back as he could.We approached in SJD Clyde and Sales Person [name removed] helped us to make our dream home in reality [name removed] should have given us more suggestions to keep in mind as this was our first experience in building a ...house ,so that we shouldn't had to regret in certain things when we got the key of the house.The internal carpentry work was really poor quality and some of them had to be re-done, which was a real shame.Overall the only thing stopping SJD getting the 5 Star review was some of their trades letting them down on the quality.I have only words of gratitude for all the SJD Home Team especially to [name removed].
The light at the end of the tunnel
Our journey building our dreamed brand new house started about 3 years ago when we bought the land. Titles of the land took a lot more than initially expected, that was the first issue. Meanwhile we were having trouble finding a builder that accepted customized designs because our land has two tree protection zones and no standard build will fit on it.
Eventually we found a builder willing to build a customized design so, we started the process with them. We signed a contract and did all the paperwork, and when we were just about to start the a...
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
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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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