We want to thank you Matt for the fantastic job that you and your staff have done in building our house. The level of detail and quality finish is surely unsurpassed in the Illawarra and is a testament to you as a builder. But quality is only part of the picture. We have dealt with other builders in the past on numerous projects but always with issues; some minor, some large. We can honestly say that building with you has been a pleasure. Considering that this was a very large and complex build, there has never been a time where you have not been there to discuss all facets of the project in a friendly and honest way.Gary and Karen Hardie
Matt actively listened to us throughout the construction process, provided good advice at all times, and respected the other design professionals involved to realise the home’s intent. Our house reflects the initial vision because he worked creatively and diligently with us and our architect, and demonstrated his skill and experience in transforming the plans into reality. Our architect was only available one day per week. We are sure this bought some unique challenges to the process, but Matt rose to the occasion, and formed a very successful and impressive working relationship with our architect.
We were continually impressed with how Matt handled problems. There were some unforeseen issues at the start of our project. Matt picked these up before they became bigger problems, and was in contact with us to work out a solution, if it needed our input. If it didn’t need our input he dealt with the issues effectively, and this was a large contributor to our positive building experience.
Matt also sourced the best subcontractors to ensure both a high quality level of finish and value for money. He has a reputation for being trustworthy and for careful attention to detail, and we have heard subcontractors comment in this way. The craftsmanship of his work has impressed us, further demonstrating the strong relationship that Matt has with his subcontractors, as well as the way he manages his direct team, who were at all times thorough, dependable and helpful. Their work can also be seen in the quality of finish in our home. Details in the recycled brick work, concrete floor, joinery and the varied use of timber in the home (just to name a few) make us feel that it is a superior home and was truly custom built for us.
Overall, we enjoyed Matt’s attitude and can-do spirit throughout the build, and his individual attention and advice. We would very much like to thank Matt for building our dream home! Rachael and Christian King
From lobbying suppliers to source certified materials through finding recycled materials to enhance the final product to meticulous on-site sorting of waste streams for recycling, Matt left no stone unturned. His enthusiastic leadership inspired the whole team to solve sustainable challenges rather than baulking at them. It ranged from recycling employees’ lunch scraps to implementing world first sustainable technologies (concrete).
I commend Matt as a worthy recipient of this award and have no doubt that, should he be successful, he will use it to grow his sustainable building practice and continue to stretch the envelope sustainable practices and promote change. Dr Chris Reardon
Matt has a can do attitude to design challenges and works through problems to ensure the best possible outcome. He is also budget conscious and realistic with costs.
He is a committed, enthusiastic person and a pleasure to work with. A real team player who respects the Designer’s intent and the Client wishes. Hare and Klein
Matt does not shy away from design challenges but rather, embraces them, applying both creativity and pragmatism to achieve the best possible resolution in construction. He values the intent of the architects and designers with whom he works collaboratively and strives to understand and realise their vision with passion and integrity. Sarah Johnson