Geoff and I had previously shelved the idea of building because of the prohibitive cost. We then put the block on the market only to be told that the slope made it an undesirable building site.
However, we are happy to say that we did persevere with our plans to build and with the help of Roger Cook of Roger Cook Designs and our amazing builders, Paul and Lisa Gay of Elysium Designed, we took possession of our beautiful home nearly 2 months ago (2 weeks ahead of the scheduled completion date). Elysium Designed has delivered us a beautifully elegant and modern home.
Paul and Lisa were thoroughly professional in their dealings with us. They were open in their communication with us and kept us informed about the progress of the build with fortnightly site meetings and weekly building updates via CoConstruct – the online portal. We always felt that if we had any concerns they were just a phone call (or click of the mouse) away. No question was too trivial. This was how they were from the date we signed the contract to the day they handed us the keys.
Their use of the online portal meant that all details relevant to the build, from specifications and selections, to upcoming payments and what work was scheduled for the coming weeks, were all located in the one central place. We were also encouraged to communicate via the online portal thereby ensuring there was never any confusion as to what had been said or agreed upon.
Paul made a point of making himself known to our neighbours and encouraged them to talk to him directly if they had any concerns with the build. He was insistent that the tradesmen working on the build were respectful of the neighbours. We greatly appreciated this.
Paul ensured that the workmanship was first class. Lisa was always available to assist with product selection.
We have been living in our new home for nearly 2 months and we are absolutely delighted with it.
I would not hesitate in recommending Paul and Lisa Gay of Elysium Designed to anyone contemplating building or renovating. They, along with Roger Cook, took all the stress out of the building process. There were no building horror stories for us.