Your Stories

Michal and Patricia

From dingy cramped cottage to light filled spacious modern dwelling; that’s how builder Wayne Mitchell, in conjunction with our architect, transformed our Darlinghurst home, with clean lines, open spaces, customised fittings and furnishings and impeccable finishing.

Wayne is a true master builder, honest to his craft, careful, meticulous even, but also practical and innovative with his advice and solutions to problems.

Open and forthright, dealing with Wayne in the course of our extensive year long renovations was a pleasure, always agreeable, as we regularly visited the site to oversee the work and discuss progress. No dramas, no stress.

Our home now has significant extra space, a state of the art kitchen, two balconies, two and a half bathrooms and a laundry, a delightful courtyard, numerous extra storage spaces, elegant built in cupboards and shelves, and most striking of all an eye-catching timber and steel floating staircase. All thanks to Wayne Mitchell. Highly recommended.

Tom & Dan

Wayne Mitchell and his team did an excellent renovation of our heritage-listed terrace house in the centre of Sydney. I’m an architect who is accustomed to working with builders on larger high quality new homes with larger budgets, but this time I needed a builder with patience and creativity who was willing to carefully take on our fairly complex yet smaller renovation project with heritage issues, a limited budget and a fussy architect. We needed accurate estimates, a creative thinker, a great communicator and someone who would show up every day to finish the job, as we were going to live upstairs as the works took place.

For all these reasons, Wayne and his team proved to be the perfect experts for our project. We were given accurate estimates and daily updates of the construction timeline so there were no shocking surprises. We did have many unforeseen construction issues as you always do in a badly-built crooked terrace house from the 1890s, but Wayne and his team made navigating these issues a breeze, as he was creative and confident about how to solve the most challenging of problems. Wayne is diligent, careful and extremely patient. He understands how construction can be stressful in your home and communicates with you to put you at ease.

Today I’m happy to say that we love living in our newly renovated house. The quality of the build is amazing and we are constantly receiving compliments from all of our friends and visitors. We love to keep the house in top shape, so we also have Wayne maintain the house as needed. It’s fantastic to have someone we can depend on even after the build. I would recommend him to any of my friends as he is a trusted and experienced builder.