We would absolutely recommend Gaia Construction because you’re worth it!
We were really glad we entrusted our home renovation to Jeremy and Sue at Gaia Construction. From the moment of our initial contact, we felt confident we have found the right partner to take us forward on this project. The whole process from beginning to end was structured, detailed, professional and honest.
The Gaia Construction team was approachable, accommodating and readily available, as well as responding promptly to any issues or concerns. Workmanship was excellent with attention to detail.
Special mention goes to Sam P, our on-site project manager, who did a sterling job in getting the project on time despite the
challenges of the pandemic, and finding a solution to our tricky new commercial-grade washing machine! Daily updates with accompanying photos and running tally of costs were provided to ensure project was on-budget. We are enjoying our new home confident in the knowledge that the job was done properly and will last for many years to come. We would not hesitate to re-engage or recommend Gaia Construction! And oh, there’s a wonderful surprise at the end of the project if you’re lucky enough to engage them.
Dr W K Lee, Caulfield North
We have and will continue to sing the praises of Gaia Construction, recommending Jeremy, Sue and their team to anyone interested in building their dream home.
We love our house, our new family home. We love everything about it, the old and new integrating seamlessly. The light, functionality and execution of the design have significantly improved our lifestyle. We thoroughly enjoy sharing our family home with family and friends. I catch myself saying how much I love living here on a daily basis.
The overwhelming sense of achievement with our renovation and extension is very much thanks to Gaia Construction – Jeremy, Sue and their team.
From the beginning, we were very impressed with Jeremy’s down to earth approach, enlisting a designer, Jackson, from JFK Designs, to work together to produce a design and build that fitted both our brief and our budget.
Jeremy, Sue and their team have exemplary communication, using technology, the CoConstruct app to give us daily updates and schedules to staying on track. We were always informed and guided with solutions to any problems that came up and the pride of workmanship was evident in not only the finished product but how well run and clean the building site was kept throughout the whole process.
Despite the upheavals of Covid, lockdowns and building supply setbacks, Gaia Construction kept the project running smoothly and on time.
This was our first time building and renovating and we are thrilled with the result, our home is everything we had envisioned it to be. We have and will continue to sing the praises of Gaia Construction, recommending Jeremy, Sue and their team to anyone interested in building their dream home.
Thank you Jeremy and Sue for both an amazing and collaborative building experience.
Building with Gaia Construction was a hassle free experience and I definitely recommend them.
Gaia Construction recently completed a major renovation of a property in Armadale for me and they did a fantastic job.
I chose Gaia Construction to be my builder because they gave me the confidence that they understood what I was after for the renovation and that I would receive a good quality product delivered on time. They committed to a fixed price and completed the works on time by having a full time supervisor/carpenter working exclusively on my project.
They were resourceful, proactive in resolving issues and applied their construction experience to achieve a better design. The work
Our clients’ renovation journey started with draughts blowing their heavy curtains through a closed window and a mushroom growing in their ensuite! Listen to their story to hear how they found us, what it was like to build with us and how they feel now when they walk through their front door.
A very good experience and we’re thrilled with the results. We 100% recommend Gaia Construction.
Why we went with Gaia …the few things that stood out for me was really transparency, especially through the relationship that it’s not only Gaia, you get your builder, but you also get a very strong project manager in Sue. You get the CoConstruct app, which really allowed us to keep track of variations, new photos updates on a daily basis, seeing the schedule…
I think we underestimated when comparing quotes the value of CoConstruct and how that really put our mind at ease throughout the whole process. Knowing that everything’s recorded and that you could see photos… it was a really big plus.
So, a delightful experience. We went from that classic builder statement of on time, on budget, on quality, and we had all of that done ahead of time, so it was a really exciting end result for us…pre-Christmas.
Very good experience, and we’re thrilled with the results. Very high quality, very patient.
Working with a builder and providing a budget, we had some trepidation early on, but we found that it was actually really helpful through the process, because the builder brought us back to earth, in some of the ideas we were having and what the design was first suggested, and it really brought that realistic lens that managed our expectations for what we could do, but also gave us a lot of options through the process before we actually committed to things. So, again, very transparent about what we could and couldn’t achieve for what money we could spend.
Stress-Free Building … a Reality!
Most people would agree that building and renovating is a stressful process, even when it’s outsourced to a “professional builder”. But as in all professions/trades, some are better than others and quite often it’s who you choose at the start that will make all the difference to the success of a project. We’re happy to report that our recent renovations to our loved Federation home in Brighton has been a Stress-free, happy and successful experience.
Whilst much of the suburb’s residential history is being demolished for medium density, multi-storeyed contemporary dwellings of mixed architectural value, we decided to both renovate and part-restore our federation brick home and wanted to engage a builder
who not only had an interest in but also a sympathy and passion about older buildings and how best to marry the “old” with the new. Our decision to engage Gaia Construction was the best decision of the entire project.
Gaia Construction was recommended to us by a local architect who we had worked with before. We met with both Jeremy and Sue and were immediately impressed by who they are and whilst there were contractual issues to work through (which was a very uncomplicated process) we felt confident that we were in good hands. The rest is history.
Jeremy & Sue had recently completed a multi-storey project (featured on their website) in the area for which they received an industry award so based on this and other references we knew that Gaia Construction had the technical experience and ability to look after our project. As important to technical ability is the integrity of the people you’re planning to deal with. Jeremy and Sue are deservedly gathering many very positive references from former clients and from the outset we were very comfortable with who we had engaged (I asked one former client during our discussion if he was related to either Jeremy or Sue given the “glowing” references).
White House with green gardenLike most building/renovating projects, many hidden secrets are behind walls and underneath floors of older houses and whilst the initial scope of the project was completed within budget and on time, we then had to decide whether to “keep going” as the new work screamed at what needed to be done to the original home. Being outside the original contract scope these additional works were handled via an “open-book” arrangement which we were totally comfortable with based on Jeremy’s understanding of building and he and Sue’s professional and transparent approach to all work done. Any questions we had were answered immediately and all claims were supported with detailed documentation that Sue was more than happy to meet with us to discuss.
Jeremy actively suggested cost-effective options where appropriate and was pro-active in interpreting architectural drawings.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Gaia Construction for your building project. Should we go down this path again Jeremy and Sue will be the first people we’ll call.
We highly recommend Gaia Construction for your building project
Jeremy Gates was the builder for the renovation of our home. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
The renovation involved gutting a major part of our brick house and replacing the bathroom and kitchen. The quality of Jeremy’s work is excellent. He worked solely on our project and was always available for consultation and progress reports. He project managed the renovation very well, keeping it on track and on time. The tradesmen he employed were good.
We found Jeremy very easy to work with and helpful – nothing seemed to be a bother. We highly recommend him for your building project.
We highly recommend Gaia Construction without reservation
We contracted Gaia Construction Pty Ltd for the renovation of our outdoor tiled areas in 2016. General Manager, Jeremy Gates, was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of the project and his crew were extremely clean and tidy and took special care to prevent damage to the plants in the work area.
Jeremy, and Business Manager, Sue Davidson, have the ability to both listen and advise in equal measure, co-ordinate all aspects of the project with little fuss and are timely with deadlines.
Sue provided meticulous record keeping and time logs, and was also willing to arrange for additional trades not directly involved in the work. She has been extremely helpful co-ordinating work dates and researching for further projects.
We can highly recommend them without reservation.
I & F NazarioSandringham
Jeremy and his staff were a pleasure to work with
Gaia Construction was recommended to us to undertake a relatively small but difficult job that required different trades, skills and good co-ordination. Gaia Construction accomplished these jobs on time and on budget. We found Jeremy Gates to be an enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and confident practitioner who did an outstanding job. He and his staff were a pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending Gaia Construction for any building work.
J & F MacKenzieBrighton
We are beyond thrilled with our renovation
We know we are one of the few happy post renovators who enjoyed the process from start to finish. This is without a doubt due to all the hard work from Jeremy, Sue and their team. We are beyond thrilled with our renovation and we look forward to working with Gaia Construction again.
K & S BaldwinElwood
This was our first project with Gaia Construction and we could not be happier with the end result.
Our renovations were delivered on-time, within budget (even leaving us spare funds available for some much desired enhancements we didn’t think we could afford) and with zero nasty surprises. Jeremy owns his projects. From the smallest of details, to managing unforeseen curve balls, he takes full accountability for every aspect of the job.
Many of the trades I have had at our property since we finished up are all very complimentary of the quality and the finish of the work he oversaw and delivered – very meaningful praise coming from potential competitors!
Jeremy makes every cent spent on the project feel like it came from his own wallet – be that finding alternate cheaper options for materials, design substitution where there is little to no impact, or managing the time various sub-contractors spent on tasks. When we found a builder so conscious of managing our expenses then we knew we were onto a winner.
Jeremy was our sixth quote for the build. He turned up when he said he would – tick. His quote was the only one that was received with a fully itemised task breakdown, complete with pricing and any possible amendments that we may have wanted – tick. His quote gave an indicative starting timeframe around his other work – tick. Oh, and he was nearly half the price of some of the other builders out there claiming “theres no money to be made in these builds any more mate, that’s the lowest anyone will be able to do” – double tick!!
With any previous projects I’ve had done there has always been a slight sense of foreboding in leaving the work unattended for a couple of days due to other commitments, but that’s just not the case with Gaia Construction.
wooden door garageIt’s the sense of calm coming from the methodical approach that Jeremy takes to his work that made our project so stress-free. With the unavoidable pressures of everyday life, kids and work…managing a project is just one of those things that you don’t need weighing on you further, and with Jeremy on-site nearly every day everything ran just like clockwork.
My only single hesitation in providing him a glowing testimonial is the selfish reason that I hope this doesn’t render him too busy to work on the next phase of our home. My advice is to just do yourself a favour and at least have a chat with him. We’re looking forward to stage two of our home revamp and will definitely be working with Gaia again.