Our latest experience of extending and renovating our home has been incredibly positive and enjoyable. The working relationship we were able to develop with the builder, Luke Chapman of Chapman Built, and the expert trades he employed, was largely due to the clear and open communication that he cultivated. The high level of finished workmanship expected by him and therefore delivered, has created a home that is both functional and beautiful.
His ability to develop a close and collaborative working relationship with our architect, Jeremy Mather of Mather Architects, ensured details and issues were discussed and resolved, delivering optimum outcomes.
All queries and requests were deliberated and dealt with in a timely and efficient manner, always with the view to providing the best outcome for the build and us, the clients. Nothing was ever too hard.
Attention to detail was amazing. Luke sourced products that are bespoke so that the visual integrity and the functionality of areas impacted positively on the overall finish. One example of this is the hanging system for the gallery/studio door. Luke somehow found a gentleman who had invented a small swinging mechanism that would allow the door to swing open both sides but remain flat when closed so that visually it did not impact on the gallery space and the mechanism would be hidden. While this seems a small element, it is an example of the attention to detail that was evident throughout the build.
Luke’s confidence in being able to complete this build with challenges like installing the large precast wall, the burnished concrete floors and the large sliding wall into a period home gave us the confidence to proceed with our vision.
Expert advice was always available. Lighting, colours, functionality of spaces and finishes were gladly discussed at length with us and his insight and experience helped guide us. We were pleased to have such knowledge apparent and accessible. We always felt that we were in control of the build, that it was ultimately ours, but the level of interest and commitment by Luke and his trades made the project enjoyable, collaborative and we think exceptional.
The professional expertise, clear communication and attention to details both large and small have been remarkable. We have been delivered a home that is finished to an extraordinarily high level. It is a home that we are very proud of and enjoy every day.
If we were to build or renovate again we would definitely engage Chapman Built. We have readily recommended this company on many occasions. We cannot recommend Luke highly enough and we thank him for a wonderful home.
David and Beth Toole, Reid