We recently completed significant renovations to our home at 14 Kildare Rd, Floreat. The works were extensive and varied and were completed over a period of approximately 12 months. Works included an extension of a living space from the kitchen and family room of approximately 60 square metres. Substantial remodelling of the rear verandah and garden were also carried out. Two bathrooms were remodelled into one bathroom and a powder room and all old cabinetry throughout the house was reworked.
We desired a higher than normal quality of finish that would complement the substantial nature of our property. In our early discussions with Darren Johnston we determined that he had a particular passion for quality and on-time work and this was a determining factor in opting to trust Core WA with this project.
The main part of the renovation was an addition to the living area extending from the kitchen. This work involved maintaining the existing kitchen whilst lifting the roof and ceiling and then extending the room into the garden. The work was dirty and exposed the existing kitchen and timber floor to significant danger of damage. Likewise it was decided to replace the entire lounge room and study external glass wall. Hence planning and organisation were very important. Given the unknown nature of the works it was agreed that a cost plus contractual arrangement would be used.
The project was professionally managed by Darren and his team. Darren was on-site the vast majority of the time and he was excellent to work with on a day by day basis. The build had many challenging aspects and all were well planned and executed by Darren and his tradesmen.
However, the over-riding requirement was to complete the project on time and within budget and this was achieved. The cost plus contract did allow a number of design changes to be made during construction. Generally these changes were focussed on improving the quality and finish of the building. The changes were always well received by Core WA and they were very accommodating in assisting us to achieve the desired outcomes.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Core WA as a quality partner in building construction involving degrees of complication and where some form of flexibility is required. We are very willing to be contacted if any prospective client would like to discuss our experiences.
- Kerry and Wally Edwards - Floreat