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Refresh Renovations' service was excellent. From the first meeting with Guy Allenby we knew we were in the hands of an experienced professional who really wanted to create a beautiful home for us. He patiently introduced us to a variety of designers at the outset and was always available to discuss ideas and options. During the build, Guy worked through arising issues with us calmly and intelligently. He never failed to go the extra mile and we were so thankful for his generosity and support! We would highly recommend Guy and Refresh Renovations to anyone embarking on the journey to renovate and create a new home. We are absolutely thrilled with the final result.
Hashim, John and team from Refresh Renovations have been highly professional and a pleasure to work with. Throughout our renovation they have been open and transparent, with great attention to detail and high quality workmanship. Nothing has been too much trouble and they have found solutions to our big and small issues. We would highly recommend the team from Refresh Renovations.
We wanted to modernise our thirty-year-old home and still retain the country charm. Where could we even begin? Thankfully we began with Refresh Renovations. They listened, talked, designed and redesigned. ( thanks Morgen). They organised, managed and coordinated ( thanks to Martin ) They turned the nearly impossible into the very possible ( a big thanks to builder Paul ). They brought thoughts into reality ( thanks to all those expert tradesmen ).
Refresh Renovations bring good old fashioned know-how to the table coupled with the integrity, patience and understanding that paves the way for an excellent outcome. They stand one hundred percent behind their promises ( even for up to seven years after the build ). Now that is refreshing!
This is a team that deserves to be, not only commended, but also, highly recommended.
Renovation specialist: Martin Peirone
I was delighted, after having had what I felt were a few quick quotes from others, when Martin came and spent about an hour with me at the first visit – so important to me as someone with no other way of judging the likely quality of end results from different builders. I felt Rick, our builder, and Martin, made an excellent team, with Martin providing excellent communication, and calling on Rick’s extensive knowledge of the construction side, whenever I asked a question Martin was not sure about. The process of negotiating with the council to maximise the size of the deck I was allowed was also invaluable.
The uncertainties of timelines for completion were I feel well explained, and set out in the contract, and although exceeded to some extent, I was comfortable with this having to some extent been forewarned about delays with council approvals.
Likewise, with the budget, it was higher than I had anticipated but seemed reasonable for the attention being paid to the project.
I would strongly recommend Refresh Renovations to someone not quite sure of how to go about the whole process of translating their idea into reality, and as I think the photos show, along with favourable comments from neighbours, the excellent end result is witness to the value of the careful, unhurried thought and planning which Martin and Rick put into every step along the way.
Refresh Renovations did the best renovation on my flat - so creative, so well-priced, so precise and careful and with so much kindness and professionalism. And on time and to budget. All of their team members are expert at what they do - design, colours, electrical, building, plumbing, floorboards etc, and Refresh really listen to what you want and what you can afford and advise you accordingly. Very, very highly recommended. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.
Specialist: Guy Allenby
Recently we contracted Refresh Renovations and Martin to compile a mapping of all the area around the building. We asked for the mapping to show all the areas we intend to have irrigation installed in. We also wanted all the other existing infrastructure, car parks, pathways, drains, Stormwater. ventilation outlets, pool and surrounds etc included. We also required drop-down files in various formats.
We are very happy with the plans and files that have been done. They were always very helpful in making any changes we required during the process.
I am happy to recommend them in their service and professionalism.
We were really impressed with Leigh, Refresh Renovations East & South East territory, and all his assistance as we enquired about renovations. He was prompt in communication, clear in the process and professional in all aspects of our dealings.
I can't recommend Guy and Refresh Renovations highly enough! From the initial discussions through to the finished renovation, Guy delivered on the promises. The renovation was delivered on time, on budget and the quality of workmanship is second to none. Michelle and I had high expectations in terms of what we wanted and I'm happy to say our expectations were exceeded.
Refresh Illawarra were terrific to work with. Creative ideas for our reno needs and finished two and a half weeks ahead of schedule. The planning process was easy and clear, and construction was fast, organised and professional. Highly recommended!
We could not recommend Refresh Renovations East and South East more highly. If we could give more than five stars, we would! From beginning to end Leigh and his team made our vision a reality. Hard-working trades - efficient and detail orientated, made sure our space was utilised efficiently and the end result exceeded our expectations. So many compliments on the work and the high level of presentation and workmanship. Its a pleasure to be in the kitchen every day and it has become the heart of our home. Look no further than Refresh for your next renovation. We look forward to using Leigh and his team for our next project.
As an inexperienced renovator with no trade skills, contacts or ideas heading into a renovation is a very daunting process. When I called Leigh to come out and give me a run down on the process involved in a garage conversion I felt immediately assured that I’d made a smart decision in outsourcing this overwhelming task. To Leigh’s credit despite his belief that the project might not even get off the ground due to council regulations he did the professional thing and went through with the presentation anyway. Fortunately he was only half right and the project could continue. The entire process from start to finish was entirely stress free, the only hands on involvement I was required to have was choosing flooring, fittings and finishes (the only parts I felt reasonably comfortable in having input). All the trades were organised and managed, materials and deliveries coordinated, as well as a skip bin for demolition and a cleaner to finish it all off, all I had to do was give him an ok via text. All this right through the stage 2 and 3 lockdown restrictions. The finished product significantly exceeds our expectations and I could not recommend Leigh and the team at Refresh Renovations East & South East any higher!
We knew we wanted to stay in our home as long as possible but with only 3 bedrooms and one living space room was getting tight with toys galore after having our son in 2017. I reached out to the land of facebook and a friend reached out and advised her brother in law Leigh owned his own renovations business and to have a look. I jumped on to the facebook page and immediately saw a garage conversion and loved the results. I knew what I wanted and I knew I wanted quality work and I didn’t want to have to deal with organising tradies etc myself so it worked out well to go through someone who would do it all for us. We met with Leigh and he went through the process and straight away we felt comfortable with him. The process was smooth enough, and each step was met with lots of communication along the way. We always knew where we stood in the process and there was never any unknown with Leigh. Once we agreed to the price and the permit was approved it was all steam ahead from there. Any questions throughout the process Leigh was very quick to respond and any concerns he was right on top of it and onto it promptly. Whilst the cost of doing jobs like this doesn’t come cheap especially when you are using a renovation specialist, it does take the stress out of having to arrange tradies, quotes, etc and that for us meant more than saving some money. Overall we are very very happy with the renovation, it has allowed us to stay in our home which we built for many more years and provided us much more room and a lovely outdoor pergola for upcoming summer. Love our new space, Thank you so much Leigh, Richard, Rob, and all the boys!
Great service and advice on how to start my bathroom renovation and what I needed to think about. The design consultation service Paul Cree and team provided was very much appreciated and great ideas were offered that I hadn't even thought of. Recommended.
Michael and his team were excellent to deal with. They committed to a time frame and budget and were able to stick to it with no surprises along the way. The way they went about the quote allowed them to understand what we wanted. I would use them for future renovations.
Marcus was very professional. He worked within our budget without sacrificing the quality. We will definitely recommend him. Very honest and professional.
Fantastic service and quality. Managed all aspects for us (we were interstate) with a very easy helpful app to check progress and changes (or phone and email). We found Refresh by accident but we really fell on our feet. Very very happy. Renovation specialist - Paul Cree.
Paul and the rest of his team were amazing. They did a splendid job with my extension and kept everything within my budget. I will definitely be using Refresh Renovations again in the future.
I definitely made the right choice leaving my renovation needs to Hashim from Refresh Renovations. Hashim's professionalism and experience came to fore right from the start, where we generated design ideas through to the quoting and delivery process. I'm particularly thankful for his constant research and management of tradies, architects, consultants and private certifiers. Breaking down my external wall and building an outdoor deck didn't come without obstacles, especially from our local council and certifiers. But Hashim pushed through and fought for our family, which now not only opened up our house but gave us a home to be proud of! I look forward to our next project.
Michael provides very great responsive and clear services. He spent around 2 hours at our first meeting to understand every detail. After meeting, he kept me updated and informed. Although I did not engage his service at the end because of the requirement of concept changes, I still recommend Michael for his great service and passion.
If you're thinking about doing a reno, use these guys! Marcus and Keith were fantastic. Professional, Great communication and above all..quality work. we removed some internal walls and everything from Engineering to execution was done in a timely manner and were kept informed all along the way. Thanks Marcus! We Love it!