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Tamworth’s Custom Home Building Specialists / License No. 94088C
"We contacted a number of companies when starting down the road of building our new home and we knew instantly that we had found our builder when we first me with Justin and Sandra. We wanted to create something unique and it was essential that we worked with a "yes, and" team rather than having to deal with "no, but" people. We built on a challenging, sloping site on a bush block and expected to hit quite a few hurdles with regard to design as we had to balance considerations such as bushfire regulations with our intended design aesthetic. Justin listened to us and made some great suggestions, always prioritising to build the house that "we" wanted. The attention to detail, use of high quality materials and overall finish is testament to the professionalism of J & S Contracting and our family could not be more thrilled with the wonderful home that they have built for us. It was important to us that we remain in the loop during the build and could always rely on routine communication from Justin and Sandra and we were always greeted both warmly and politely by Justin as well as his contractors at any site visit. Driving around Tamworth we can generally pick out one of Justin's home's by their je ne sais quoi. There is always something that makes his homes distinctive and harmonious with the site. If you are seeking a creative, hardworking, professional team of craftsmen to build your new home, look no further than J & S Contracting."
“J & S Contracting was recommended to us to build our home as it was a very hands-on build and whoever we appointed would have to be extremely good. We found them to be extremely reliable, quick and able to foresee any problems that may occur during the planning/ quoting process. I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate Justin and Steve. With Justin’s wisdom and my vision being the same it was a very easy build. We are extremely happy with our new home - absolutely everything was great. I would recommend you to everyone who asked us.”
“We approached our building project with a degree of trepidation - everyone seems to know of at least one person's unhappy experience with building. However, we need not have worried. In J & S Contracting we found a builder with fantastic attention to detail and a builder who cared more about getting our project right than rushing on to the next job. Our project involved a new room, a new custom designed carport and enclosing an existing carport which was part of the existing structure and attached to our home. Because our house is made from earth bricks and very large timber posts, we needed a builder who could work with us and our design and the theme of the existing structure - a stock-standard, high-volume, builder was never going to meet our needs. Justin's friendly, easy going, nature meant that we were always able to discuss any questions we had in a very relaxed way. And the team of Steve and Jack were a delight to have around over the entire project. In short - near enough isn't good enough for Justin and his team. If you're looking for a builder who will work with you on building a custom home, we strongly recommend consulting with J & S Contracting.”
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Justin and his team. Justin is extremely creative, insightful, and approachable. He was able to understand and implement our vision, through sharing a passion to create a fit-out that was respectful to the heritage nature of the building, whilst establishing a decor that truly represented the uniqueness of our creative aspirations. Justin was a true professional, and we look forward to working with him and his team again in the near future.”
“I first contacted you because I had a quote from another builder for my plans, but was nervous about their ability to complete the job. I was afraid the process could end in tears, and we wanted a smaller quality builder with a good track record. I enjoyed being invited to your home to discuss ours. I also liked your honest opinion and interpretation of our plans during the planning process. Your quote was very clear and comprehensive, and I felt comfortable that for the price I was going to have the project delivered. I was also very comfortable given your enthusiasm for the plans. The build went very well - if I wanted to know anything, you were always pleased to answer. We are absolutely happy with the end result! It is the best house in the street and all comments to us have been positive. The experience of building with you was a joy. Very little follow up has been needed, and the few things were handled without a problem. The final price was very accurate compared to the quoted price. I would recommend your building service to anyone who values a hassle free, high quality build over saving a few dollars; to anyone who is not looking for false economy. We are just so happy and grateful to have had our house built by J & S. All the trades were of the highest quality and really nice guys as well.”
“We were looking for a custom build for our rural block without the price tag of an architect. Justin was great in understanding our goal in having a very liveable, solar passive house. It was great that we were able to make changes to some of the major elements along the way. I do feel that our ideas and concerns were listened to during the design process. Justin and Sandra are great at allowing for a fully customised building experience. We are over the moon with our new home. We love every day we spend waking up in it, living in it and going to bed in it. It has solid, honest and thoughtful craftsmanship. From being in our new home now for nearly a year we have come to see how it handles the seasons. The solar passive design works perfectly. The extra large northern eaves saved us from the hot summer sun. We love having family and friends around to show them our beautiful new home. You won’t be disappointed! Justin, Sandra, Steve and Jack and the tradesmen they use can deliver you a fully customised house tailored to your setting without costing you the world. Justin adopts your project as his own and manages every aspect of it so it is really easy to get what you want. The most impressive thing is the quality of finish. The final house is built to last and cope with the demands of a modern home and easily makes a statement at the same time. Thanks again Justin and Sandra and team!”
"We first contacted you because you had an excellent reputation around town. When choosing a builder, we were concerned that our ideas may not be taken on board, and that anything different would be considered "too difficult". We were looking for a builder that was willing to think outside the box, listen to ideas, be interested in the process and be willing to work within our budget or suggest alternatives.Overall we found the Preliminary Agreement which covered the designing/planning/costing process really good. We appreciated Justin's interest in our design and appreciated his effort in sourcing different materials and products. We felt listened to and felt comfortable asking for different options. When the Cost Analysis was prepared we could use it to understand exactly what was included. Compared to other building contractors the cost analysis was clear - no hidden nasties! We chose you to build our new home because of your reputation, genuine interest in wanting to do something different, more personalised service, and we knew we would get quality. Justin was open to changes, positive about ‘different' ideas or things that may be challenging. Justin was willing to think outside the box for many things which we really liked. Overall we are absolutely in love with our new home and are often complimented on our design and the quality of our house. We feel lucky that we had such a great builder to make it happen. It's our favourite place to be! The most important thing people need to know about working with you is that it's not just about price, it's about the whole picture and getting quality. We would recommend J & S Contracting to people who are serious about having a quality built home who appreciate something different from the norm."
“We were looking for someone who would listen to our ideas and help with achieving them. The building process was excellent. We liked the friendliness, quality of work, and ability to discuss any ideas or concerns. A big thank you to both of you and Steve. Of the three builds I have done in Tamworth, this has been the best yet. Very happy with the end result.”
“We were afraid [our build] would blow out from the original quote. We wanted someone who would listen to us and share our ideas and vision, and build something amazing. Justin came up with ideas we hadn’t even thought of, found ways to save money and better ways to use our money. The building process was excellent. We thanked our lucky stars we chose Justin daily during the construction process. He is such a professional and very patient! At every stage from quote to finish, Justin's professionalism, honesty and experience shone through. At no stage were we ever concerned with the accuracy of the quote, hidden expenses or cutting corners and knew the end result would be superlative. And it surpassed all expectations."
"We wanted one builder to deal with - who was involved specifically in all aspects of the build. Any problems/ questions we had were addressed immediately without a problem. There were no ‘hidden' costs. We love our new home."