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Our forever home
Wow, wow, wow!!! SJD have met all our expectations and more while building our forever home. The process started with Kevin, he listened to all our wants / needs and designed a beautiful custom home. This required a lot of work due to restrictions with our block of land. (Two easements). Within a week we had the first look at our plans. We loved the design from the start and barely made any changes. Kevin was fantastic!!
Our site supervisor was James, he was also fantastic. He made sure everything was completed to the highest standard. He was ...quick to respond to any questions we had and issues were rectified before they became a problem. The home was built during COVID19, James still managed to complete our home on time, he worked many miracles!! Thanks Leah, you made colour selection easy, our home looks fantastic. Your suggestions really suited my style. I have previously built with another builder and the completed home was no where near the quality of this build. We were given our keys two weeks ago, since then I have had at least three different trades come to my home and comment on the quality of our build , all very impressed.
We would recommend SJD
We are very happy with the overall build quality of our new house. We found SJD team to be very professional, prompt, flexible and willing to help. The build process went smoothly after a few hiccups with council and developer’s requirements. Wesley, the site supervisor was on top of things, helpful and kept us informed with emailed photos at different stages. Pre-handover issues were promptly action despite the COVID restrictions. We were surprised to receive a Tax Depreciation Schedule for our investment property, a bonus to excellent service.
We would happily build with SJD Homes again.
Excellent service, high quality workmanship and a fantastic result.
Our experience with SJD Homes was great from start to finish and we could not be happier with our new home.
Initially, our build was managed by Tracey who was just fantastic. Tracey was very transparent and always made sure we fully understood and were happy with everything. Tracey would often go out of her way in order to assist us, so her customer service was beyond what we expected.
Our Supervisor was Wes, and just like Tracey, his service exceeded our expectation. Wes managed our build and always made sure things were done on time and as ...per our requirements. Wes was always helpful with our enquiries and any concerns were immediately dealt with and resolved. We are very happy with how the build was managed and would love to deal with Wes again. I would like to mention that all other staff at SJD were also great. When we attended our Colour Selection appointment we were assisted by Leah who was just as helpful. The ladies working at reception were great and always assisted us with any enquiries we had. Just an awesome all-round team. The workmanship and build quality was exactly what we expected. I inspected the build myself prior to handover and could not find any defects. We have now been living in the house for approx 6 months and could not be happier.
Amazing quality and finishes
SJD certainly lived up to their reputation as a top builder when they built our home. From the sales team on, they performed in such a professional manner that we were very confident in the outcome. Wes, our supervisor ensured all works were undertaken with care and accuracy. Communication with Wes was clear and transparent at all times with the final product reflecting the care being taken to construct our beautiful home in accordance with our requirements. There were no surprises with the final costs as they all came within our original budget.
We are very impressed with the workmanship, supervision, finishes and handover experience and are very happy to recommend SJD to anyone proposing to build a new home.
Bruce and Ann C
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Brad Little the supervisor absolutely managed the build with seemingly little effort. Any issue was dealt with immediately and politely. I noticed the job site was always kept exceptionally clean and safe. I would definitely recommend Brad as an exceptional supervisor who seemed to love his job. Great job Brad!
Fantastic from start to finish
From start to finish I was extremely happy with the hole process of building my first home with sjd. Amy was amazing helping with the design process and Wesley the site manager went above and beyond to make sure the home was perfect. I would definitely build with sjd again
Quality House within Dream Budget
SJD Homes made our dream comes true. Their house design at display was perfectly matched our needs and as they assure us , it was built exactly the same size and quality. They are trust worthy and straight forward on making decisions and our building process was smooth and perfect with each stage with email communication. Estimate price is spot on and remarkably affordable to our budget price which was
$223K for a 4 bedrooms, 2 living with double garage single story house.
Thank you and well done all wonderful SJD Team made our dream a real reality.
Our journey with SJD started when our building consultant, Mark W, found us a lot/location that we particularly liked. Mark helped us through the design phase. We have had a number of layout changes as well as upgrades and Mark was very patient and understanding throughout the entire process. His attention to detail and killer tips were nothing short of outstanding.
We are very grateful to be looked after by an amazing SJD team during the build, to mention a few:
Leah D for the effortless colour selection; it was like a walk in the park.
My forever home by SJD Homes
First things first!!!
We are very pleased with our new home.
The initial sales and planning of our home was completed by Philippa the sales consultant. Philippa was outstanding with her commitment, communication and organisational skills. She appeared to go above and beyond to help a first time builder.
Wes, the site manager, was initially taken aback by the female side of the soon to be owners but quickly warmed and worked well with us both! His efforts ensured the build ran smoothly and were appreciated. He promised to complete the build befo...
How building a house should be
This is how building a house should be.
The process of building a home with SJD was Made a very enjoyable experience.
From the girls in the office were very professional and when ever I needed information they were very quick in their response.
Rod had made the start a breeze with his knowledge in what he does, It was easy to have trust in his decisions on the planning of my property
And I Couldn’t of asked for a better supervisor
Hamish was so easy to communicate with and his proof of experience behind him through out the build left me plenty of trust
In him building my home which turned out an absolute treat
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Been in our home for nearly 12months now can’t thank Wes and sjd homes enough couldn’t be happier with the home you have built us a seem less process craftsmanship second to none Thankyou so much would recommend highly if you won’t a home not a house you have exceeded all of our expectations. Regards Paul and tania
A great team making it a great experience
Wes, Phillipa and the team were great to deal with. They offered suggestions and listened to our needs. Changes along the way were not an issue. Communication was open and honest and made our build a pleasure to share with them. We are loving our new home and would highly recommend SJD and the team to our family and friends.
Solid local builder
From the start we were so happy with our consultant Amy. We were 21 years old at the time and she explained everything very clearly, all costs, and worked with us to make sure our home was going to be within budget.
We had an amazing site supervisor which if you ask anyone who builds, can really really make a difference to your experience. Wes always kept us updated, sent us photos, worked with us on any small changes and was always attentive and making sure things were done right. He truly cares about your build no matter how much other work ...
Quality, smooth build from start to finish
Wes was an outstanding supervisor for our build. We had a positive experience the whole way through from getting plans done right up until handover. The quality is amazing and our home came up beautifully! We would definitely build through SJD again! Thankyou to all the team for a great experience.
Right from the start our building process with SJD was amazing. Everyone we worked with was very genuine and went above and beyond to help us achieve our dream family home. Special thank you to Amy Whitney our building consultant and Brad Little our site supervisor, you guys made this such an easy process for us and we appreciate it so much. Any issues we had were quickly resolved and the final outcome of the house is to an amazing standard, I will definitely be recommending SJD to everyone! Thank you!!
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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