Amazing product and service.
Shaun Langsford from Lonsdale was my Sales Consultant. Nothing was too hard for him. From coming out to my house to check my measurements, arranging to have something delivered the next day when it was not in the truck.
Attention to detail has been second to none. Very professional. I would highly recommend to any one looking for a pergola and deck.
Happy to take my money then stopped communicating
After paying almost $15,000 I didn’t hear a word from softwoods. I thought it was a scam. After 2 months the pergola kit was dumped at our house in random piles.
5 stars all the way
Excellent customer service from start to finish. From Nathan that did the plans to Mitchell that ordered the materials to Akym the carpenter and Graham the painter. I stuffed them around no end whilst waiting for the concrete to be done. Yet these guys were professional all the way. I would definitely highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you all so much. The pergola looks fantastic and Ralphie the dog does not want to come inside. He lies out there for hours watching everyone go by.
10% deposit taken but no contact since 3mths ago
We put a deposit down for a pergola at the end of July2019 and have called and left messages numerous times now and no return calls, Would not recommend this company I will be contacting Bunnings as we got their name through them and I'm sure they don't want their name tarnished.
Poor Communication, Victorian Consultant No Longer Available After Deposit Paid
I recently had a pergola constructed at my home in suburban Melbourne. I came across Softwoods through Bunnings. After considerable difficulty getting information about Softwoods through Bunnings, I reached out directly via email, and was put in touch with the Victorian consultant, Margo Laming. I was specifically looking for someone who could attend on-site, advise on requirements, and organise/oversee the installation. I was really pleased to find that this was possible with Margo at Softwoods, and I paid the deposit.
After paying the depos...it, I later contacted Margo about 'next steps', only to be told that Margo no longer worked for Softwoods and there would be no Victorian consultant replacing her. While I understand that staffing changes occur in any business, the lack of a replacement was extremely disappointing as the 'goalposts' had essentially shifted after having already paid my deposit. I was informed that there would be no one to actually oversee the project or meet face-to-face. I would never have agreed to this without having a Softwoods Representative available in Victoria. Further, once the materials were delivered and the builder commenced construction, it was discovered that they had all been cut far too long (not allowing for the eaves) and the builder needed to re-cut everything. This would have been avoided with the final "check and measure" that Margo had agreed to organise. The specifications sheet I completed also noted that I wanted fibro to seal off one of the gable ends. This was not provided in the package of materials and I needed to pay my builder another $250 to arrange this. While I am pleased with the finished product (and the builder has been wonderful), I am really disappointed with the level of care and service received from Softwoods. There is enormous opportunity for sales of your products through Bunnings outside of SA, however, based on my experience I would not recommend this to my friends and family. As a young female without building knowledge, I needed someone to provide project support from start to finish. It was an unnecessarily stressful experience.
Softwoods Croydon - Amazing Carport
I would highly recommend this company! Even though the job was in Melbourne, the communication was amazing and prompt? Nathan is great to work with and the construction of the carport was A1. The trades were courteous and professional and I Couldn't fault anything. Don't hesitate, you will end up with an awesome result that won't cost the earth!
Softwoods Croydon - great service and backup
We are very happy with the outcome. Softwoods have been fantastic to deal with in translating our vision to engineered plans and securing Council approval, organising deliveries of materials and support services.
The builders Steve and Simon from MC Pergolas did a fantastic job building the Pergola and Veranda, they worked long hard days like machines and were very receptive to our needs. They listened to our concerns and sought our input along the way to ensure we have a quality product that we are all proud of. The quality of their work is ...in my view outstanding and I have been in the building / energy industry for over 40 years, so I can spot a good tradie… Again, our thanks to Softwoods for making our vision a reality. The challenges of the job were eliminated and backed up with contingency plans. Our job was completed on time, on budget and the site was left as clean as it was found. Well done to Softwoods and their contractors, based on our experiences we have no hesitation recommending Softwoods to other clients. Tom & Annette - Pt Hughes (Copper Coast)
Fantastic service- Lonsdale
Thanks so much Adrian at Lonsdale for helping us with our Merbau purchase, you went above and beyond helping a select the correct product.. We will definitely be back for our next project. Thank you.
Outstanding customer service & products
i have just purchased timber for my pergola & I must say the service & product was outstanding! A big thanks to Ben from Croydon. Your attention to detail & knowledge was incredible. You are definitely an asset to the company.
Great firm to deal with
Sought a quote for a gazebo kit on-line and had a response next day. After some adjustments had an updated quote later that same day and agreed the price and delivery date and paid a deposit. Kit turned up as expected with all parts and instructions and was up over the next few days. Only comment is in relation to the delivery sub-contractor who arrived without a crane truck and if I was not at home would have simply rolled it off the truck onto the nature strip and no doubt damaged the timber, though we eventually cut the packaging and manually unloaded it, his excuse was the fees paid for delivery do not cover the cost of a crane truck. I would recommend some-one be there when the delivery is made.
have to say; the truck and crane driver delivered our timber and has to be the politest guy in Adelaide. Wonderful and professional service.
Another bloke turns up from a different firm and drops stuff on the lawn, not asking and thus annoying my wife as she was trying to resuscitate the lawn. No clue about customer service, as he then ignored her.
Well done Softwoods
To the team at softwood modbury
A big thank you to all the boys at modbury!
Thank you for your help over the years
You are a great team with a friendly service always.
Always willing to help , from starting with estimating a plan.to organising the materials.
Your timber is of exceptional quality and if there is a problem a timber your always willing to help out.
Thank you again
Looking forward to working with you boys next year.
Really happy with the service
We ordered some polycarbonate roofing online. The price was excellent. Unfortunately when it arrived it was the incorrect type and colour. I was quite concerned and stressed about this as we had arrangements for it to be installed 3 days later, and we lived outside the delivery zone (we had it transported from an alternative delivery address). We phoned the next morning and they said they'd sort it out - and they did! No arguments, they had the correct products couriered to our house and collected the incorrect delivery within 48 hours. We will buy from them again.
Excellent product support and Sales
Luke Mathews Design Consultant was exceptionally helpful with his technical product knowledge and sales.
I required a specialised roofing product within an unusual length and span.
Luke's technical product knowledge reassured me that I was on track for the right product, cut size and span.
My order was surprisingly quickly available and delivered within a day.
As a result I completed my building task on the weekend enabling my return to work the following week.
Couldn't be happier.
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