My husband and I hired Yarrabank Builders for a large renovation of our heritage home. We were thrilled with the results, and with the process of working with them, and we can recommend them highly and without reservation.
Our renovation had some complexities, which Yarrabank took in their stride. We live in an Edwardian home, sited on a hill. Our renovation included demolition of a previous renovation, and we wanted to continue to live at the house during the build. We were keen to renovate it in sympathy with the original building. Ryan Vernon spent time sitting down with us and going over the details, and he was knowledgeable and open to our ideas.
As well, I had chemical allergies which needed to be taken into account, every step of the way, in the choice of materials. Many builders, when quoting, were dismissive, but Ryan listened, and committed with ease and grace to the project of making the build as low allergy as possible. He alerted me to possible issues, and spent his own time finding solutions. These included changing the way the building was done, such as the method by which the floorboards were secured.
The renovation took nine months, from March to November 2018. Though our living at the house complicated things, Yarrabank made it possible. All those who worked for the company were pleasant and courteous, and were a pleasure to have on site. They were helpful to us in ways that were over and above expectations. The subcontractors who were chosen were of very high quality, and their time at the house was managed and co-ordinated very well by Ryan. In addition, when we spoke to the man who installed our shower screens about how happy we were with Yarrabank, he told us that that is what he hears on all of their building sites.
All through the build, communication with us was excellent. My husband and I generated a number of job variations, and these were recorded and agreed before being integrated into the original payment schedule.
The building was done with care and precision, and we are over the moon with the result. Everyone who sees it is full of admiration. It looks beautiful and is perfectly crafted. To top it all off, the build came in under time, and under budget.
This company is outstanding in its expertise, professionalism and customer service, and we have unhesitatingly recommended them to others. We are happy to have the chance to do so here.