Coledale Rainforest Retreat
This build unified both architect and builders’ abilities and sustainable methodologies.
What our clients say.
We could not have been happier with the process of building our family home. Matt and his team were more than competent working with different materials as well as adopting and adapting ideas suggested by the architect. The project ran smoothly and our expectations of quality were certainly met. Matt was able to deliver a quality building within a reasonable time frame. We have no hesitation in recommending Matt to people about to embark on their building project.
David & Kim
We have had the pleasure to work with Matt Jolley and his team of highly skilled craftsman to construct a brand-new residence. Matt Jolley, Director and Site Foreman and his team, have demonstrated their capabilities to ensure our architectural and design intention was carried through. A Master Builder, who’s attention to detail is one of the highest in the industry, has delivered an exceptional project. We look forward to the opportunity to work together in the future.
Daniel Boddam, Architect, Sydney
Illawarra Christian Education (ICE) engaged the services of ‘Matt Jolley Builder’ to undertake a major conversion of an existing building used as a Library at Illawarra Christian School (ICS) to six modern classrooms. The work carried out by Matt Jolley and his team was exemplary and the school is delighted with the result. The quality of the work was outstanding and the relationship between the school and the builder continues to be favorable. Regular meeting occurred and all variations were mutually acceptable adding to the quality of the build. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Matt Jolley Builder to anyone requiring high quality construction. At all times, Matt Jolley and his team were courteous, polite and absolutely professional.
Tony Horsley, Executive Principal ICE
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 & Karen
We’re happy to recommend Matt Jolley to anyone looking to build a quality house. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Matt has built us a beautiful family home, unique in its style, and suited to its coastal environment. It is friendly to the environment, ‘easy living’ day to day, as well as a great venue for entertaining guests. This is exactly what we wanted. 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 & Christian
Matt has created a team of highly skilled craftsman who are able to execute any challenge to the highest quality. This team is lead by a man who I believe really cares about doing a great job and delivering a product to his clients that is not only well built but good value. Matt is passionate about creating well crafted homes in a manner that is leading the market in it’s approach to sustainability.
Alex Symes, Architect, Austinmer Beach House
This project (coledale rainforest retreat) undoubtedly satisfies the client’s brief in that it is a stunning piece of architecture that achieves high-level sustainable outcomes at many levels. The standout success from my perspective is Matt Jolley’s relentless commitment to sourcing environmentally preferred materials, practices and technologies. His passion and professionalism value added my advice at every stage and ensured that few opportunities were lost. Working with Matt was like having a partner. 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, Sustainability Consultant, Coledale Rainforest Retreat
Being our first architectural house, we wanted it to be right. Matt and the boys came through with the goods, Nothing was a problem. They were a pleasure to deal with so much so friendships were formed, out of the process, I guess the best recommendation I can give is if we were to build again, Matt and the boys would be the builders.
Joe & Kim
The process of building with Matt Jolley has been exceptional. Being away during the building process provided a unique situation where we had to rely heavily on Matt to not only communicate with us effectively but also to manage the entire project. Matt demonstrated upmost integrity in working with us and his open, honest and hard working nature made us feel very involved and very relaxed as he completed our home. Matt also demonstrated wonderful skills in helping us interpret our desires for our dream home into reality. Our home has been built as a true reflection of our desire to live in a more sustainable way. Our home is not only a practical home for a family of four, but also a home which truly integrates into its rainforest environment.
Tim & Kathryn
The current project is highly complex, bringing into play issues of ecologically sustainable design and the co-ordination of a wide range of sub consultants. Each time I visit the site, I am impressed at Matt’s dedication and abilities to manage and steer the construction process and always in his characteristic good humour. I am therefore very happy to recommend him and his building team to prospective clients and architects.
Ross Feller, Architect, Canberra
Matt has a genuine passion for building which is evident in his attention to detail in all aspects of a project. He has the ability to envisage the finished product and is constantly thinking ahead to ensure the vision is achieved. 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, Interior design
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Matt Jolley Builders to anyone looking to engage a construction team who will deliver an excellent standard of work on time and within budget. 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, Lifesize Studio
Matt made sure that he had a clear understanding of what we were trying to achieve, what our priorities were and the standard to which we wanted the house built. He maintained clear communication with both the architect and us throughout the build. It was certainly very fortuitous that a mutual friend recommended Matt Jolley.
Megan & Stephen