We engaged David Ferrari Constructions to carry out major renovations and extensions to our residence in Frenchs Forest in January 2016.
The major new work entailed the removal of a stand alone open brick garage and external concrete stairway leading to our tri-storey split level home and replace with an integrated garage, large sunroom, internal entry stairway and external deck and associated works. An important objective was to integrate the new works with the existing home in both materials and profile.
David and his team carried out the works to our full satisfaction. David is a hands-on builder, readily available to sort out issues as they occurred, and to offer sound suggestions to enhance the project. David’s team were great to have around – nothing seemed difficult for them, and they worked so well together.
We highly commend David as his team for their professionalism and attention to detail to ensure the interfaces between the existing and the new works were exacting, especially as the supplied engineering and architectural drawings were light on detail in this regard. In particular, the team’s attention to ensure a watertight interface was most successful.
The work was completed in May 2016. We believe the best testimony to the quality of the team’s work is the fact there has been no need for any follow-up work over the past 9 months.
Thanks David, Stewie, Ryan and the rest of the team for our delightful new home.
Greg and Yvonne Bulluss March 2017Greg and Yvonne Bulluss
As per our conversation yesterday we wanted to put something in writing to thank everyone at DFC-
It is with much gratitude and good will that we write to thank you and all of your tradespeople at DFC for our recently completed home renovation. The finished product has far exceeded our expectations and we are delighted with the outcome.
From our initial meeting with you, Dave, through to the finishing touches on the house we have found the experience very positive.
At all times we found everyone to be friendly, motivated, professional and communicative. When unforeseen situations arose these were addressed effectively and confidently.
It was always an enjoyable experience to visit our home during works.- Not only to see the constant progress but also because of the cheerful, dynamic environment. An air of camaraderie, enthusiasm and job satisfaction was very apparent amongst DFC tradesmen.- Always an excellent sign in a workplace.
We won’t name everyone individually as we would not like to forget anyone . Suffice to say the calibre of tradesmen working for you is exceptional.
We would wholeheartedly recommend DFC to anyone without hesitation. Our house is now a family home we are very proud of.
Our best wishes to you all.
Oliver st Freshwater, major ground floor rebuild / renovationJon and Jillian Kimberley
We wanted to take the time to say thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in transforming our house into a beautiful new home. We have received compliments from our friends on the attention to detail and overall quality (workmanship) of the extension. All of them loved everything about the extension starting with the beautiful Blackbutt floor, the majestic sliding doors and the inventive feature column separating the Kitchen from the family room. The large and open living space has improved the practicality of our home and my friends are truly excited to spend some time with us in our new home.Thanks to you, the building process went very smoothly; each stage of the extension was planned carefully and necessary materials where in place at the right time at all times. Your swift response to our questions made us feel comfortable and valued. Throughout the entire process you and your team were professional and worked to make us feel respected and informed.
Your team is quite exceptional and brought a lot of joy into our house, always willing to help and always happy. We miss them quite a lot and wish tem all the best for the future.
In my experience, your customer service sets you far apart from other builders. Yvonne and I are confident that we made the right choice in having you build our extension and would happily refer others to you that are considering building or extending their home.
From the beginning David Ferrari stood out from the other builders we got quotes from because his quote was very detailed and easy to understand. His itemized quote helped us to understand how much each aspect of our renovation would cost not just a final figure. David visited us and was very friendly and easy going and easy to work with when we asked him to re-quote when we modified our design to keep to our budget. David was very knowledgeable about what we could do within our budget during our initial meetings and this set our minds at ease. We felt that he was being very honest and wanted to try and give us the best possible solutions for our extension within our budget. He was extremely flexible and patient while we considered our options and was happy to come back to us after we delayed the project for 12 months for personal reasons.
David and his team of builders and all the other trades he used on our renovation were the most pleasant guys to have around. They were happy to take time to talk to me about the jobs progress and David made many suggestions for both design and materials which both improved the final construction and helped to solve some problems that came up during the job due to my inexperience and design miscalculations by my draftsman and engineer. David’s knowledge of construction standards and design ideas were very helpful and he would always go over the next stage of the construction and offer helpful and cost saving ideas when I was unsure of what to do. David and his teams building skills are exceptional which allowed them to provide a beautifully finished extension that we are very happy with and proud to show off to our friends and family.
David Ferrari constructions built an amazing extension for us consisting of a new bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living area, front patio with relocated front door and a large timber deck off the new extension. David and his team are very professional, tidy and flexible workers and I have already recommended him to several friends and family members and look forward to working with him in any future projects.
If you want quality work and a team of great guys who you can trust and enjoy having around during the construction then I highly recommend David Ferrari constructions for their workmanship and honesty.
Mark and Yenny Higgins
Mark and Yenny Higgins
I employed David Ferrari and his team originally to install a pergola at our home. I was so impressed with his professionalism, and his attitude to the finer details, that I soon had his team doing a lot more around our home, including a cedar walkway around our spa area, removing a window and installing French doors, and recently a full sized deck which has added to the value of our home. That deck is seriously my favourite room in our home, and nothing was too hard for David, even accompanying me to see
“that deck is seriously my favourite room in the house!”
other decks in the area to source some idea’s. He sourced the best materials, worked hard and diligently and always cleaned up after the job was done. This made all the difference. Often, as a home owner, undergoing renovations can be very stressful because for a certain period of time you have a team of people occupying your very private space, but David and his team were so courteous, and mindful of every moment they were on our property. From start to finish I always felt completely at ease. I have recommended DF Constructions for building and renovation work to all my friends, and they say the same thing. I wouldn’t hesitate again to employ David to continue to make our house a homeDEBBIE & TALAL ROSSI
I used David Ferrari for a project to open up the back of my 1920’s house. This entailed the remodelling of interior rooms, installation of folding doors across the back of the house, the construction of a new bathroom/laundy and the building of a large deck . I am very happy with the results that Dave provided. He had practical suggestions for the development as well as an eye for the detail that enabled the features of the new rooms to blend in with the style of the house. Communication with Dave and his team was excellent, any issues or changes to design were handled easily and without fuss. While the project lasted several months, there were no delays as Dave ensured that tradesmen were on-site every day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave.PETER & MERRAN
Our previous home at Balgowlah Heights, was in need of some major renovations, which included new cedar bi-fold doors and windows, replacement of weatherboards to the second floor with blue board, to allow for a finished render effect to the ground & first floors, new terraces and front door steps, new brickwork for the back of the house, new internal feature walls, a new kitchen and new hardwood timber floors and tiles. We selected David Ferrari to carry out these major works as he presented himself as a very knowledgeable, honest and professional builder. He demonstrated his abilities almost immediately whilst going through the designers’ drawings, eliminating un-necessary expenses. We were very impressed with David’s team of tradesmen, who were always very polite, honest and hardworking. David was on site everyday, despite having other projects to manage, constantly supervising the staff and keeping us up to date. The build was finished in excellent time and needless to say we were extremely happy with his work. This was some 18 months ago and we have subsequently sold Balgowlah, and bought at Clontarf. We had no hesitation in again employing David Ferrari and his team to renovate our present home which is currently nearing completion at the time of writing. We are delighted that David is again delivering another high quality result, on time and on budget. We cannot recommend David Ferrari Constructions highly enough and would be happy to speak personally with any prospective clients .BARRY AND LOUISE WYATT
We contracted David Ferrari Constructions P/L to carry out extensive renovations to our home in 2008. From the quotation stage through to completion David Ferrari managed our project with skill, competence and due regard to our instructions. We resolved issues with a minimum of fuss and clear and ongoing communication. These qualities also stood him in good stead with our draughtsman and engineer. David and his workers were industrious and took pride in their workmanship. At a personal level David’s calm and thoughtful approach enabled us to form a close relationship based on trust. He completed work as per the contract and clearly set out details invoiced for work outside of the contract. We are very happy with our renovations and have no hesitation in recommending David Ferrari Constructions as a professional and trustworthy company.JOHN AND ANNEMARIE MITCHELL
As a structural engineer I see the quality of work beneath the surface finishes. Quality construction ensures long term value is retained and maintenance costs are minimised. David constructed a renovation at Avalon where we were the structural engineers and we found his attention to detail and his work to be of the highest quality.GEOFF MCKEE
We are delighted with our new bathroom, David and all his guys were fantastic to deal with, respected our home and always cleaned up after each day. The attention to detail and doing a job “properly” could not be faulted. Despite the Christmas rush David’s rapport with other tradesman ensured his work received priority attention.
Jennifer and Ron Bennett, Narrabeen
Ron AND jENNIFER bENNETT
“We have been involved with David Ferrari Construction over the past 18 months as the Company has completed renovations on our home over three stages.
Led by David Ferrari, the Company exhibited a very conscientious, professional and knowledgeable approach to transforming our tired house into an appealing and contemporary home.
Not only was the work of a high standard, but David showed a keen eye for design with insights into traditional and modern concepts.
Supported by a hardworking and professional trades team, the Company delivered a highly satisfactory and appealing outcome. David and his team were consistently easy and pleasant to get along with, and any issues were dealt with in an efficient and professional “can do” manner.
We have no hesitation in recommending David and his team and would certainly use their services again if required.”
Robert and Bronwyne.
Robert and Bronwyn Martin
David you and your team did not disappoint us. You were always diligent reliable, careful and thorough in your approach. It is rare to find a company such as yours, one that not only has a high regard for the work being done, but also has a total commitment to the client, keeping them informed of all aspects of the job. Above all, your honesty and dedication has truly been appreciated. I cannot recommend your company highly enough, especially in a short letter such as this. I am sure that anyone who enlists your services can only be as happy as we are with your work. Daniel and Michelle – Dee WhyDan and Michelle Polome
“David and his team are incredibly reliable, professional and have a great eye for detail. The project was only modest but David and his team commenced the work on schedule and got it completed promptly. The project was finished on time and within budget. I highly commend David Ferrari Constructions to anyone considering a renovation or build.”
Andrew Mckinnon Seaforth Aug 2017Andrew Mckinnon