We are immensely pleased with the large renovation to our home (main floor and second floor completely rebuilt including kitchen, 3 baths, laundry, staircase, remodelled rooms, new patio decks etc) conducted Oct 2016 – Feb 2017 by East Bay Development Company. The headline is that the project was finished on time, on budget, to a very high standard of quality whilst providing excellent value. But, as novice renovators, we received much more than this from East Bay. The house has been transformed to something well beyond what we had dreamed. Ian and Doug listened closely to all of our needs and wishes, and designed wonderfully innovative solutions. We found we did not need to engage either a designer or an architect, because they were able themselves to create the open, light-filled spaces and contemporary style that we wanted. We were on a tight budget but they found many cost-effective ways to produce these effects without compromising quality. Careful craftsmanship is evident in every detail, and their suggestions were all practical as well as beautiful. We were further impressed to discover the high degree of respect they command among the many Victoria suppliers and subcontractors involved in this project. Finally, the entire team – Ian, Doug, Scott and their colleagues – were a genuine joy to work with: responsive, supportive, very hard working, patient and even fun. They really helped us through those inevitable stressful choices that a large renovation project requires. We miss having them round now that the project is over, and consider ourselves very lucky to have had the good fortune to work with them.
T Fenwick and R Edwards