Building alterations and renovation reviews
Whether it’s a kitchen update, an office extension or renovation for your entire home, our team can take care of your project. Read through our testimonials to see what some of our previous clients have to say about us.
17 August 2015
Duff Constructions just recently completed building on an extension to our house with an outstanding end result. After having builders come and go, not wanting to take on the renovation as the roof was quite complex with building issues and complications, Duff Constructions sighted the job without any hesitation, accepted with no problems or apprehension with it being too difficult of a challenge to take on. We would highly recommend Duff Constructions to any potential home owners.
3 May 2013
In 2012, I engaged Jamie Duff and his team at Duff Constructions to undertake a major extension and renovation of my 1930s home in East Tamworth, which over doubled its size. This was a particularly challenging project with limited access and a small block that provided minimal room to move, complicated further by the need to ensure ongoing security and stability of the retained home and its contents.
From the first conversation with Jamie through to finalisation of the project, the Duff Constructions team and their various subcontractors were a pleasure to deal with. No issue was too great and no enquiry too small. As this was my first foray into the construction trade, I was very aware of how little I knew, but Jamie and his team was always willing to take the time to explain what was happening and to demystify the whole process. When he arrived at my door with a 'show and tell' box of various bolts and hinges before I’d even signed the contract, he demonstrated to me that he’d already taken the time to understand how I operate and to help me get the best out of the project and my decision making along the way.
The completed project is fantastic and the high standard to which the job was finished is a constant talking point of anyone who visits. The quality of the workmanship, the attention to detail, and the commitment to a great result regardless of the challenge shines through. Jamie worked closely with me to realise my vision and regularly identified opportunities to improve it along the way. He understood my desire for the new area to blend with the old 1930s Art Deco section in a way which was sympathetic to its history and embraced modern influences. It works seamlessly and I am incredibly proud of the result we have achieved.
One important point to note is the quality of staff and subcontractors that Jamie engages. From my experience, every one of them was highly professional and cared about the execution of their responsibilities as much as Jamie. In turn, I observed in Jamie a genuine care and commitment for his team which means that they will be with him for many years to come, ensuring that any project undertaken by Duff Constructions in the future will enjoy the same quality of workmanship as my project. In an industry traditionally plagued with high turnover rates, the family values of Duff Constructions is clearly setting them apart from their competitors.
I cannot recommend Jamie Duff and his team at Duff Constructions more highly. While it would have been cheaper and easier to have levelled my original home and start from scratch, by engaging a team such as Jamie’s, I was able to retain the charm and history that I so loved, without compromising the quality of the end result.
If you value quality and personalised service, Duff Constructions are absolutely worth a call; if you have a period home with loads of charm that is crying out for a makeover, then Duff Constructions, in my opinion, is the only call you need to make.
28 October 2014
With a growing young family, and the cost of a new house out of reach for us, we recently decided to renovate our existing three bedroom house to incorporate an extra master bedroom and outdoor living area.
Having had mixed experiences with renovations in the past, we were very surprised after approaching Jamie.
He worked with us from initial concept planning right through to completion. He provided open and honest feedback throughout the entire project, and went out of his way to ensure we were kept up to date through ongoing consultation with us, ensuring our wishes were incorporated into the final build. Nothing was too much trouble,and he was always available to answer questions of any kind.
Once he started the project, it was obviously well planned and co-ordinated as there were no extended delays, with work being performed consistently (we weren’t left with unwanted delays waiting for sub-contractors or materials). We knew exactly what to expect day-to-day.
Whilst his team was working for us, we felt that we were their main priority, and at no stage did we feel we weren’t getting their full attention.
Their professionalism, skill and customer service were flawless, and our experience was nothing but positive.In short, I cannot recommend Jamie and his team highly enough to anyone considering renovating their home.
20 July 2014
I engaged Duff Constructions to undertake a substantial renovation and extension of my 100 year old house in East Tamworth in 2013.
The project was to demolish the living and dining room in my house and replace it with a larger room linked by sliding glass doors to a substantial new deck and outdoor living area. Preliminary investigations had revealed that the roof and trusses of the entire house would also need to be replaced.
My consultations with Jamie Duff prior to the commencement of work were thorough and informative. Our discussions gave me confidence that his attention to detail and communication of the process to be followed would ensure that the project carried out professionally.
The work was commenced in June 2013 and continued throughout the winter, with completion in September. I lived in one end of the house with sheets of plywood between the old and new sections being the only protection against cold and dust. Replacement of the roof proceeded a section at a time to ensure that the house remained weatherproof.
The risks of renovating an old property became apparent very quickly. On the first day of the demolition termites were found in the stud wall in the living area. On the second day an unexpected concrete structure was discovered underground where excavations for footings were taking place. Both of these matters caused alterations to the program. Jamie dealt with them as they arose, with a minimum of fuss. Building continued smoothly, with the only further delays being caused by weather and late deliveries from some suppliers. I was kept informed throughout of any changes to the schedule.
There were minimal variations to the original quote, and all were discussed fully with me.
The main subcontractors employed by Jamie on the project included electrician, painter, floor sander/polisher. All were professional and the standard of finish is consistently of a high standard.
The resulting new area is a great success. I now have a large and exceedingly comfortable living room and a very generous outdoor living area which is being thoroughly enjoyed by my friends and family.
In 2014 I have again engaged Jamie to complete a studio and carport to complete the work on the house. This work is currently proceeding smoothly and I am pleased to experience the same attention to detail and high standard of workmanship.
14 April 2013
We were very happy with the assistance Jamie gave us in renovating our home. This was our first home renovating experience and Jamie made it enjoyable for us. Jamie made great suggestions and was willing to accommodate our preferences.
We highly recommend Duff Constructions to anyone looking to build or renovate.
9 April 2013
Jamie Duff has had his work inspected by myself for approximately the past 12 months. During this period, I have seen house additions and renovations as well as a four bedroom house from start to finish.
The sites have been clean at all times and well maintained. Workmanship is above the quality of the average home building and work performed has been well above what the Building Code requires.
Jamie is 'old school' with never a thought to short cut.
My company, Australian Building Services Home Owners Warranty (ABSHOW) is reluctant to give builders references, however, in Jamie's case, we give this without hesitation.
If verbal confirmation is required, please feel welcome to contact ABSHOW.
17 March 2013
After researching extensively for our new pool project which included an entertainment area as well, we chose a local builder we could trust. Jamie and his team from Duff Constructions were chosen. WOW! What a fantastic job.
We just love our new pool and entertainment area and couldn't be happier with the expertise and service provided by Jamie.
Thanks again for a great job!
27 September 2013
We were most fortunate to secure the services of Jamie and his team for a small job and we are thrilled with the result.
Jamie and his team arrived on time, did a great job and cleaned up so well after themselves you would not even know they were here. Really!
Thanks Jamie, much appreciated!